Never a moment's rest

I now have a glimse into toddler life. Since Jack started crawling, he has been going non-stop. He is also very excited about standing and cruising and takes every opportunity to do so, using everything from the cat to my leg for leverage. The days are spent chasing him everywhere!

He caught a cold (and, ick, I feel my throat getting scratchy) and has been really clumsy today, so he crawled into a wall (no kidding), hit the legs of a table twice, and smacked his mouth against a coffee table before I could catch him. His mouth bled and it was horrible! He quickly recovered from all of his bumps and never slowed down. Thankfully he’s now in bed, and I think I’ll go join him. I sense toddlerhood is going to be exhausting!

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  1. Poor Jack 🙁 I hope he feels better soon. And you as well. I bet he’ll be walking soon, I’m guessing well before the 1 year mark – although it sounds like you may not be looking forward to that 🙂

  2. Poor Jack 🙁 I hope he feels better soon. And you as well. I bet he’ll be walking soon, I’m guessing well before the 1 year mark – although it sounds like you may not be looking forward to that 🙂

  3. Random Musings says:

    The bumps and bangs are hard to watch, but somehow they survive. And I have come to believe it is part of growing up. My two year old grandson’s legs are covered with black and blue marks…leading my daughter to say that he looks abused. He is learning to climb up the bars to the slide…

    It is exhausting to chase a toddler around 24/7. But oh, so, worth it!

  4. Random Musings says:

    The bumps and bangs are hard to watch, but somehow they survive. And I have come to believe it is part of growing up. My two year old grandson’s legs are covered with black and blue marks…leading my daughter to say that he looks abused. He is learning to climb up the bars to the slide…

    It is exhausting to chase a toddler around 24/7. But oh, so, worth it!

  5. Aww poor Jack. I’m not looking forward to the bumping stage. I’ll be constantly crying.

  6. Aww poor Jack. I’m not looking forward to the bumping stage. I’ll be constantly crying.

  7. Holly – I think he’ll walk before 1 year, too. Joe walked at 8 months, and I walked at 13 months. So maybe he’ll be walking at 11 or so. 😛

    RM – it IS exhausting, but so much fun to see him discover the world. It’s such a fine line between letting him do his thing and pulling him away from something potentially dangerous. I’m hoping we can rearrange our apartment so that he can explore further without having to constantly worry that he’ll hurt himself. I do think the bumps teach him about the world around him, though. I just don’t know how far to let him go.

    Sam – the bumping is hard. I freaked when I saw blood. I kept worrying that he’d lose a tooth that he just got. Eek!

  8. Holly – I think he’ll walk before 1 year, too. Joe walked at 8 months, and I walked at 13 months. So maybe he’ll be walking at 11 or so. 😛

    RM – it IS exhausting, but so much fun to see him discover the world. It’s such a fine line between letting him do his thing and pulling him away from something potentially dangerous. I’m hoping we can rearrange our apartment so that he can explore further without having to constantly worry that he’ll hurt himself. I do think the bumps teach him about the world around him, though. I just don’t know how far to let him go.

    Sam – the bumping is hard. I freaked when I saw blood. I kept worrying that he’d lose a tooth that he just got. Eek!

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