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9 Months and 5 Days Later…

(Still no new cute pictures of Miss Thing.  Cursid broken battery charger!  Here is one from last week)

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Harper took her first steps today.  They were baby steps.  

Another mom saw her do it at playgroup, but I thought it was some freak accident.  Like when she rolled over at three months, but did not do it again for weeks.  Or, when she slept thought the night once, but did not start sleeping well for weeks.  My fellow mama must have thought I was nuts by the way I was so nonchalant about my child WALKING for the first time.  I think my response was along the lines of, ‘Oh, she wants to walk.  Mmmm, cookies!  Be right back.’

When we got home, I put her down near her toys, and she took two steps to get to them.  Whoa!  She is doing something so similar to walking!  I’m so happy, but…  She is growing up so fast.  First steps, then walking, then running, then boys & next thing you know she’ll be asking me for help with her algebra homework.  I don’t remember algebra.  Can that be solved with Google?  Panic.  I feel panic.

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Neglected Alien Baby Doll

A while ago I got Harper a little toy stroller for her to push around and use to practice walking.  These days they say not to buy your kids walkers like we had, because they can fall on their head, or get stuck in floor heating grates or something awful could happen.  Instead, she pulls up on the stroller, it starts to roll away, and she falls down.  It is not fun.  Admittedly, I totally jumped the gun and got this for her way before she was ready to try to walk.  

Last week, she started cruising the furniture.  I thought to myself, oh it is only a matter of minutes before she is pushing her stroller around the house, tending to her alien baby doll.  I was partially right.  She pushes her Ikea Rusig rocker around the house.  It makes this horrible sound on the wood floor.  It sounds like untrustworthy movers.

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