Well, February went by in a flash. It might be that everything is blurry because Baby Lulu Never Stops Moving. Walking is old news – now she runs and climbs and dances everywhere. She is a little monkey and thinks that she is my age so that is not really a great combination right there. She is running Mommy ragged!
So, we have a wall unit in the living room with a cabinet at the bottom and open shelves at the top. Lulu would NOT be deterred from opening the doors and taking everything out (wrapping paper, craft supplies, candles, etc). Mommy had the genius idea of moving our coffee table over right next to the cabinet so Lulu couldn’t open them – which totally worked. But then, Baby Lulu decided she wanted to dance on the table. And that is ALL she wants to do – All The Time. Mommy takes her off the table maybe 17,042 times a day. On Monday, Daddy got tired of taking Lulu off the table, so he tipped the whole thing onto its side.
Until Lulu got itchy to climb again.
So the table has been returned to right side up, and Mommy gets some exercise lifting Baby Lulu off of it all day. And today? She tried to climb up the shelves! She is like the most fun baby sister ever.
Also, she sleeps even less than me, so the student has surpassed the master there.
Should we check in with Baby Center?
Mastered Skills (most kids can do)
- Eats with fingers – Definitely -and she eats EVERYTHING!
- Empties containers of contents – Yup! Mommy wishes maybe not so often…
- Imitates others – She does everything that I do.
Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)
- Toddles well – Yes.
- Initiates game – Well she’s not dealing cards for poker or anything, but she does play a mean Peek-A-Boo.
- Points to one body part when asked – I don’t think so.
- Responds to instructions (e.g., “give me a kiss”) – Yes. Watch out for her big, open mouth, slobbery baby kisses! She’s also really good at “Find Cole” or “Show your toy to Daddy.” She is NOT great at “Get off the coffee table.” or “Sit on your tushie.”
Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
- Uses spoon or fork – She *thinks* she can use a spoon…
- Matches lids with appropriate containers – I’m not even sure we’ve even tried this.
- Pushes and pulls toys while walking – Yes!