Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bumps and bruises

In the few short weeks that Nathan has been crawling, he appears to already be bored with this skill and ready to move on to something more exciting - standing. You would think he'd be satisfied with being able to crawl since he's been trying to master it for so long. 3 months of hard work to figure it out and not even 3 weeks later, he's no longer impressed. So in addition to crawling, he now pulls himself up into a standing position. He uses his bouncy seat, the living room ottoman, the couch - anything he can get his little hands on.

The problem is his legs aren't strong enough to hold him up so he immediately falls down. And that results in lots of bumps and lots of tears. He currently has a nasty red mark above his left eye after he fell and banged his head against one of the couch legs this weekend.

I know bumps and bruises are inevitable and there will be plenty more as he eventually learns how to walk but it's so hard to watch him hurt himself over and over. We are in the process of baby-proofing the apartment to make it as safe as possible but unless we cover everything in foam padding we can't protect him from never getting hurt again. Unless of course I get him one of these.....


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