Braden is growing up so fast that it makes my head spin. We have seemingly in days went from tiny fragile baby, to sleepless nights in the living room, to semi sleepless nights in his room, to rolling over, to crawling, to crawling everywhere, to present day where Braden tries to pull up on things. Actually he successfully pulled himself to his feet all by himself for the first time yesterday. We were all pretty excited. Of course he proceeded to topple over right after that.
Braden is going on 8 months now and the world is his playground. He crawls everywhere. If we need some rest, then the cow gate goes up and he stays in the living room. While in there he constantly crawls to every corner of the room. He is always heading for my PS3 which requires us to go over and get him. Then he crawls to the other corner where there is a picture frame on the floor. We haven't decided what to do with it for months so it sits there. Apparently now its purpose is to attract Braden's attention. After that we take him back to the middle of the room again.
Next he crawls over to the gate. He shakes it back in forth and screams Attica! Attica!
Then, tired of all the nonsense, he crawls over to where his mommy is sitting, and grabs her legs. He tries to pull up until he is rescued by his best friend.
This is how it goes if the gate is closed. If you open the gate then the whole house is fair game. Many times he crawls out of the gate and heads straight for his room. He knows that there are plenty of toys in there so off he goes down the long hallway to his own bedroom carnival. Apparently the 100 toys scattered around the other parts of the house are not enough for him.
He doesn't like to be left alone though. If we leave the room he will crawl after us. If we are in the kitchen cooking he is in the Kitchen playing with the magnets on the fridge. If we are in the bathroom he is at least trying to get in there with us. If we go to the bedroom he is in there inspecting our shoes. That boy is everywhere.
I am glad that he is developing at a good rate. I am glad he is learning everything he should be learning. I am glad that he loves us and wants to be with us. I only wish we didn't have to constantly rescue him from danger whether to himself or to highly priced electronics.
What we need is a white padded room for Braden.