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A Run For My Money

My little guy is giving me a run for my money.  OMG, I had forgotten how much a new walker could get into.  I feel like all this chasercise (yes, I made that up) is definitely helping me to burn off some calories.  Remember, I told you guys that he was doing a fast walk-hobble?  Well, he's getting better at improving his run.

It's fun watching him get better and better at walking and running.   Then on the flip side it's also scary.  I can certainly start to see dare devil/fearless streak in him.  Just today alone he's gone from climbing and standing up in the couch to trying to climb up the tv stand.  He can even grab hold of the tray on his high chair and with his foot on the foot rest, pull himself up.

He's getting into the laundry baskets when I'm trying to wash clothes.  He can even open the dryer door.  I had no clue he was that strong.  I've caught him attempting to pry open the frig and reaching for the oven handle!

Talk about scaring my wits out!  I haven't a clue what I'm going to do with this little guy.  Let's hope that I last until this newness of walking wears off.  I miss my cuddly lap baby.  The only time he wants me to hold him is if I'm eating something he wants or he wants to nurse. 

Now worries though, Moo is taking advantage of him not wanting to be held.  I think that with all the chasing around of her little brother that I do has her feeling a bit left out.  So, she's always asking me to hold her, give her big hugs and covering me with kisses when I have a chance to sit down..  I think that after Halloween, we're going to have a girls' day.  

Maybe, we can do manicures and pedicures.  I want her to always feel that she's just as loved and wanted as her brother.  Meanwhile, I think that I might actually invest in a baby gate or two to keep my little man out of his own way and out of danger.

How did you keep your new walker safe?

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  1. awwwwww what a cute story. Your babies sound precious. I don't see how mommies balance it all :).

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    1. Motherhood is certainly a balancing act.

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  2. This is where being mommy gets harder especially keeping up with curious little ones :)

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    1. Agreed! I feel like he's getting into something every five seconds.

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  3. This brings back memories! My son is almost four now but I can remember being a new mom and watching him make new milestones its such a joy to watch...enjoy every minute ;-)

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    1. It is a joy and nerve wrecking all at the same time. I'm really happy though that he's exploring his surrounding and gaining independence though.

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  4. this stage is fun but oh my goodness...it's a lot of work! glad you are at least burning some calories from it:-)

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  5. Sounds like you have your hands full :) Enjoy this special time with them!

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    1. My hands are very full, but I wouldn't trade these moments for anything.

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  6. Addison was like that when she started walking. Wore me out, she is still very active

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  7. Oh man, I remember those days. My son had so many black eyes and chipped teeth. I was scared to take him out in public. But, yep, all you can do is set up the gates and let them go.

    We didn't have too much of an issue with the kids jockying for our time until our youngest was 15 years old (the others were 16, 16 and 18). That's when she said to me "Besides me, which of your other kids did you want?" Seriously. LOL

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