Who would have thought that 8 months has flown by this fast!! One day I found out I was pregnant, the next I had a huge belly that got in the way and then I find myself in a hospital gown holding a newborn to now having a crawler who has her own personality already! Ladies and gentlemen boys and girls Paighton is 8 months old and on the move!
Peyton and I could not believe it when it first happened. Kinda like when we found ourselves sitting in the Walmart parking lot holding a white skinny rectangle with two lines appeared. This was now our new “normal”, if I put something on the other side of the bed our little turbo will move her way to get it. Our simple life as parents is forever changed to baby gates and cabinet locks.
I wasn’t looking forward to this stage of life because I now won’t be able to even get into anything in our house. So looks like P and I will both be under child proof at home. I guess that would be an excuse to not put up the dishes for the day and wait till dad comes home to open the cabinets. A free day for the girls (happy dance)!!
Every time my parents would come and visit they would always ask,
“Has she been on the floor today?”
Shamefully I would reply with no. My reason behind this is because our house is full of tile. No matter how hard I clean P will find something to get into and plus I didn’t want her to bang her head on the floor. It’s my excuse now to buy a new carpet for our living room. One with more cushion and less likely to trap dirt, within our budget. So, of course, every time they came P would be on the floor learning to crawl. I must say she’s a well-rounded beginner now and will be into everyone’s cabinets in no time.
Now that this is a new stage of paighton’s development I still won’t take her to other people’s house and just let her crawl on the floor. I’m what you might call a bit of a germaphobe, I definitely do not have an extreme fear nor a huge obsession in my everyday life but when it comes to paighton and her being on the ground I will make sure she doesn’t get sick. Our daughter has only gotten sick 2 times due to the weather change. Which is something I couldn’t help, she didn’t get sick because of a virus or anything nasty like that. And for sure she won’t start now.
Babies are curious and like to put everything in their mouths. Paighton isn’t like all babies she’s curious but she doesn’t normally put things in her mouth. That Still doesn’t mean I’ll put my child on the floor for you to see her crawl if it’s clearly noticeable that the floors haven’t been cleaned in a while.
I feel as if some people think that because of my age I don’t know as much as others who are older about how to parent. Which is sooooo wrong because no matter your age you can end up being better or worst than other peoples parenting. I know that if I would have put paighton on the floor a while ago she probably would have started crawling sooner and the list can just go on. At the end of the day, paighton met this milestone when she was most likely ready. Yes, we have had a few knocks on the head and silent tears but it was all under my supervision and in the comfort of my home. I was able to parent my child and teach her how to crawl the way I wanted to instead of being at someone else’s house with them telling me to move away from her, give her space, or don’t pick her up right away just because she fell.
Peyton and I are young parents there’s no denying that. But I feel like some people forget to realize that We are her parents and We will make every and last decision that pertains to Our child. My parents have been extremely supportive in the way that I parent. There’s never any unnecessary questions to be asked or rude comments said after we make a decision. Peyton and I have Fed off of the positivity and realized that we are great parents and that this little human who’s is now crawling and gonna soon explore the world, even more, looks up to us in more than one ways now.
Our baby is growing up, it even breaks my heart that she cries to get down. I know that these next milestones are gonna change our lives forever. The “baby” phase is definitely not long enough but surely long enough for me to miss it. Watch out Katy, in a blink of an eye, she’s gonna be 16 and driving on the roads. Let’s just hope she gets her dadas way of driving (he thinks he’s a better driver, he might actually be right but don’t tell him.) So long my blog family till next time! Don’t forget to go check put my Instagram on @mama_carm_candles to order your candle today!