That means, we now have been parents for a pathetic 6 months, and still on a steep learning curve as Spud develops along. It has to be said though that despite the struggle, the last 2 months or so have been somewhat better as compared to the first two months of her life. We now cope better as we get more attuned to her idiosyncrasies, and getting better at figuring her out in terms of what may or may not work for her and us. It also helps that she is slightly less cranky.
Besides starting on a little bit of solid, Spud also has had her first rite of passage just a few weeks ago when she fell off the bed. (oops!) While I reckon it was just something that has to happen to a baby one of these days, thank goodness the fall was not a very major one. It was still a good half a meter drop off the bed, but we were ever glad it was nothing too serious. It however, reminded us on how much more mobile she is going to get very soon!
These days Spud’s inching her way around quite fast. She is not properly crawling yet, but she does creep on her stomach like a worm, using her legs to steer to the left, right or around and even chasing after the cats whenever she sees them near her. She clamours and start grabbing anything and everything that comes in her way.
She is a bundle of energy. She cannot keep still — always moving around and looking out for things to see, touch, grab. At the same time, she is also getting very vocal, babbling away all the time. Her squeals have turned into EAR PIERCING SCREAMS even, and I am not exaggerating when I say that her screams have actually started to hurt my ear drums pretty bad!
We are currently finding it hard to keep up with her recently. She uses up all our reserved energy in the daytime and it becomes especially hard for us to stay awake when she refuses to go down for a nap!
I wonder if this is what they call a “bundle of joy”.