Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Into everything

How's the baby?  
"He's into everything."  
But how's he doing?  
"Fine - into everything."  

           Yes, I have an adorable 10 month old who makes me indescribably happy.  And yes, he is a blessing from God.  I know that.  But. He. is. into. everything.

          I must have forgotten about this stage.  The Momma-can't-do-anything-while-baby-is-awake-b/c-baby-rules-the-roost stage.  He is constantly on the go and for lack of a better set of words (forgive me) into everything.  He loves TV remotes, loves the speakers in front of the entertainment center, loves the Wii equipment, loves Nintendo DSis, loves iPhones, loves dog food (dog food?  yes.  keep reading.)  Yes, we are good parents and put these things out of his reach but I do have 2 other children who may forget occasionally a lot.

          He love to be right in the center of the action.  Especially the dinner table.


         He tried dog food the other day.  I was cleaning the kitchen and I thought I had my eye on him.  He showed me - I dug 3 pieces of dog food out of his mouth!  Don't judge me- we've all been there!  


            For a week or so, his new fascination was with the stairs.  I follow him in there and watch him attempt to climb them.  At one point, he tried to go back down forwards and tumbled his way down into my arms.  That was enough to scare him.  For now.  

         
             He followed Daddy out to get the paper on Sunday.  And didn't want to come in.  I can't blame him.  It was a gorgeous day.  

            Each morning, after the kids leave for school, Bubba and I have a routine.  I get my cup of coffee, put him in his exersaucer, and I get a little computer time in.  Most of the time, he is happy playing in it, looking out the window, and jabbering away.  Not today.  I watched him lean wwwwaaaaaayyyyyy over and slide right out of it.  He didn't hurt himself.  He happily crawled away as if he was escaping the horrible captivity I put him in.  Great.  There goes the last place I can safely put him in to get something done.  Nice.

            But hear me out, I am not complaining.  I know, it sounds like I am.  I think I forgot how busy these little guys can be.  How you have to be so vigilant and with them 24/7.  I love to see him explore and check out new things around the house.  I am with him, watching him, letting him touch stuff, letting him learn.  I love it.  How could I not with this precious face?


         Hate to cut this post short- he's on the move again.......



15 comments:

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

How SWEET! I love this stage. And loathe it. They are so curious and playful and energetic and exhausting.

I found that I was more amazed by this same "he's into everything" phase on my third one, too. I think it's because there is more STUFF around because of the older two.

Hang in there. My baby is now 5. And he can do almost anything on his own now. *sniff*

Lyndsay said...

I love it! There are so many similarities between him and Gus. I love to hear that my kid isn't the only one. And here is a fact that not many people know about me: I ate dog food all the time when I was little. My dad had to watch me like a hawk when he was feeding our dogs!!! So don't worry, I don't think I have any lasting damage! Ha, Ha.

Lindsay said...

ooo yes! The phase when you have to take them to the bathroom with you otherwise it would take a while to find them if you left them for the 30 second it takes to go pee!

Kelli said...

I don't think you're complaining at all, you are just telling it like it is. I remember that phase all too well. And I'm sure if we had a dog Caleb would have eaten his dog food. The exersaucer story is really funny!!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh, I remember those days! But you're right - he's a cutie pie!

jenjen said...

What a cutie! I remember those days. He looks like such a happy baby!!!

XOOX
Jen

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! I don't have a child for myself yet, but this is one stage that is liable to drive me up the wall and back down.

Mama needs to get things done, Baby Boy! Slloooooowwwww dooowwwwnnnnn.

Rhonda said...

He is such a doll. Ian can do no wrong in my book. Ha! He is so cute! I'm sure if I lived by you, I would become the best Aunt Rhonda real fast.

Connie Weiss said...

Oh I remember that stage. He is so adorable.

Michelle said...

Becca, he is so beautiful! And so worth it. Your post made me smile! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

LOL...I have one of those active guys. Can't sit still if his life depended on it. He keeps me on the go. But I like you would not change a thing!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Yep! I am right there with ya, Becca :) Kam is, you guessed it, into everything! You can't turn your back for a second. And though it can be a bit exhausting, it's wonderful too, isn't it?

Miller Racing Family said...

Oh how I remember those days with Trey. I couldn't wait till he could start crawling but then once it happened I was ready for him to lay around and be a sweet little baby. We had to hide everything or I doubt we would have anything left in our house. I love the second to last photo of your sweet little guy.
Have a fabulous day!

Keri said...

That picture of him in the backpack thingy is gorgeous!!! Those eyes......wow. You are a busy, busy woman! I have totally forgotten all about that stage and the energy it takes to actually watch them all the time. You go girl!!

Vivienne said...

OK. He is ADORABLE and I think he's the cutest thing EVER!

I don't understand how if he is so busy your floors are so clean though... a roomba maybe....?

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