New Tricks, New Challenges

So, so, so Miss Maya,

Now that you mastered the art of sitting, you are keen to discover that you can sit up on your own too. Lovely.

We had a fairly major milestone last week. It was Wednesday, October 17, 2012. 7 Months and two days old. I was working late that night for a major release when I received the following text message from your dear Mother.

Yup. That's you. Sitting up all by your little self. In your crib. It's nighty time. You should have been sleeping.

So mommy contiues to spy on you with our baby surveillance system because you weren't fussing (read screaming) yet... wondering what is your next move. Then I get this text.

Shoot. Well that changes the ball game doesn't it? I was half expecting you on the floor in the next message with your face painted half blue and half white yalping a baby "FREEDOM!"

Luckily that is as far as you got. 

You didn't quite stand on your own from what I hear but you were close. It's been about 1 week since that event and since then you are trying all kinds of new things. Refusing to sit down because you want to stand; Trying to stand up on anything; You aren't really "crawling" per se but you get around. If you have your freedom and your eye one something you can travel across the room to get it. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) you are easily distracted.

Trouble. Maya spells Trouble.

We also have a first we didn't manage to capture on film believe it or not. (and we aren't that saddistic) You discovered your toy basket (don't get too excited, the dogs have a toy basket too) and were trying your best to take every toy out of it and stand up with it. Well, as you well learned, the more stuff you take out of said basket the less it weighs. The less it weighs the more it moves when applying pressure.

It happened in an instant.

"Oh look she's trying to stand with her toy basket. Slide. Boom. Cry."

Face first into the corner of the basket.

You were a trooper though. It was only a brief cry that you were easily distracted from with a shiney new toy. Then we noticed you gave yourselft a little bloody nose. It was so pitiful. I guess its time for mommy and daddy to get ready for bruised baby phase. (and probably a little better reaction time)

You are sure on a roll this week.

Because you apparently think you're all cool now that  you can sit up on your own,  you haven't slept through the night a few times this week. You've slept through the night just about every night since you were 2 months old! 

Let's hope this is just a phase and we can all be little fonzies again soon.

Dispite the new challanges and a few sleepless nights its a blast watching you grow. Can't wait to see what this week brings!

Love, Daddy.