Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Crawling

My 7 month old baby is crawling and wow, crawling babies are hard work. He's been dragging himself around for months but as of Saturday 29th he is properly crawling and dont i know it! Ive discovered 1) My house isnt child friendly 2) My floors arent clean 3) My child has a lot of energy 4) You can spend a fortune on fancy toys but the box it came in always ends up being more fun. I spend my time at home constantly repeating; Watch your head (as he bangs it on yet another wall) Watch your fingers (as he opens and closes another door/drawer), No Caleb, Nooo Caleb, Nooooo Caleb . I cannot leave him for a second! All that aside, it is great watching him get around and discover new things. He loves it, you can see the pure joy on his face as he moves from room to room!

I was hoping he wouldn't crawl til after our upcoming holiday. We leave early Saturday to go to the Lake District. 4days with some friends at a cottage in Appleby and then 7 days at a caravan just outside Windermere. I am so looking forward to getting away. It'll be good to have a change of scenery and forget about chores and everyday routines.

In stitching, ive started something new; Bent Creek Snappers. Im stitching all the months on one long piece of linen.
And here's where i left off on Mary (told you i'd get bored soon enough)

22 comments:

staci said...

Aaah, crawling and babyproofing. Just wait, you'll be longing for crawling once he's up and walking/running and climbing ;)

J Rae said...

I remember those days! The crawling quickly leads to walking and running and climbing! Of course my son learned the climbing before the walking and running. What an adventure. How do babies have so much energy?!!! Enjoy!

Daffycat said...

I remember those times! I don't miss it though. Lots of work!

I can't wait to see more of your Bent Creek project ~ love that!

Lisa said...

Oh WOW, joy, joy!!. My son was 9 months exact when he started to crawl, but boy you sure do notice those points, especially the dirty floors. hehe

Kathy A. said...

Isn't it fun watching their world expand and grow!!
I love your new Bent Creek project.

mainely stitching said...

Oh the joys of trying to baby-proof the house! LOL!!

Kim B said...

We're starting baby-proofing around here. We expect Sarah to be crawling soon. And for the record, my son spent most of his early mobility with a bruise on each temple from banging his huge noggin on anything and everything!

Karoline said...

Oh you're in trouble now LOL Just bear in mind that you'll always be playing catch up on the baby proofing!

The wips look lovely, have a great holiday

tintocktap said...

Yay - well done Caleb!

Iona has finally decided to crawl too, even though she could be walking! I really must put locks on my cupboard doors now!

Have a great holiday - hope the weather's kind to you!

Hazel said...

Oooh crawling ha ha ha lots of fun - not!!! Love your progresses. xx

Suzanne said...

I think they become some much more fun when they crawl and you will be amazed at the places they will go. No matter how much I clean my floors, the knees and toes of my daughters jumpsuits are always brown. I don't know where the dirt comes from.

I love your new Bent Creek project, these are really fun to stitch.

Hope you have a lovely holiday.

Sabine S. said...

What an accomplishment for Caleb! Before you blink he'll be toddling around the house. Enjoy your holiday and your little one, he'll grow up too soon.
Sabine

valerie said...

Crawling already! Wow! It'll be fun seeing him discover all these new things even though it's more of a workout for you now. lol

Great start on the Snappers. I will be posting my happy dance on those anyday now...so close! Great progress on MW...I have yet to start.

Enjoy your holiday!

Karan said...

Now is when the grey hairs start to kick in. LOL So worth it though - enjoy! :0)
Have a lovely holiday - hope the weather is kind to you. :0)

Sharon said...

Girl, wait till he walks! It is scary and fun at the same time though!

DaisyGirl said...

Super Baby! Just envision him with a cape and you've got Caleb the Great, the super baby with awesome powers: the ability to leap over pillows and warm fuzzies in a single bound!
Enjoy this time! It's really alot of fun!
Donna

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi Cheryl! I've heard and seen this child progression from DD, Jessica. It is a phase, thankfully! Jess tells Kellan, "No, thank you." Because she's afraid of all the "No's" she has to say!! LOL Time goes by and the next thing you know...you'll be saying no to lots more serious things! It nearly never stops for a mom. You're a great one, Cheryl. Love and Hugs,
Deb

Spanish Princess said...

UGH! The mobile stage scares me. Especially for the poor dog. I guess he'll learn to stay on the bed or sofa rather than walking around to see what's going on!

stitcherw said...

Yup, once they become mobile like that things get really interesting really quick. It is amazing what all they find to get into, and the energy they have is amazing. Enjoy, and try to find time to yourself to catch a rest to keep up with him.
Sue

CindyMae said...

Oh the joys of crawling! I remember those days! Hope that you enjoyed/enjoying your holiday!!! Your stitching looks great. I get board on those large pieces too!

RuthB said...

So while he's discovering the joy of crawling, you're discovering dirty floors and sheer terror --- hmm, sounds fair I guess. lol

Here's hoping your holidays were great fun and that the crawling didn't keep you on pins and needles too much. Say, that's one way to make sure you are really, really careful with your needles--- crawling babies. Ack! Now *I* won't be able to sleep.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Fun times with your darling baby! The time flies before you know it. So enjoy every stage, Cheryl! :] I love your "Mary..." One of these days you'll want to pick her up again!