Archive for the ‘Milestones and Achievements’ Category
What you saw in yesterday’s picture was just the beginning. Here’s how things have progressed:
- On Monday, Red used my side-lying body to walk himself to a stand.
- On Tuesday, he used his activity center. (I wrote the Wordless Wednesday post Tuesday night.)
- On Wednesday, he used the entertainment center to stand in front of the TV.
- What might he do today?
In case you don’t recall, a musical group called Trio became a one hit wonder with the song “Da Da Da”. Well, as of Sunday, Red has them beat. Not only can he say “dah”, he can also say “dih” and “duh”. Before long he’ll be singing the Police’s “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da”.
Red is nearing full mobility. Crawling is a skill he will soon fully possess and master. His days of contentment in his playpen are numbered. He’ll soon want to explore more freely.
That’s a problem. Our rented house has no carpeting, and the living room has old, bumpy, sorta splintery, poorly maintained hardwood flooring. DW and I are planning to rectify this by purchasing a large area rug or carpet fragment. My question to you, kind readers (both of you), is this: Should we use modular gates to pen Red into a limited region, probably half of the living room, or completely baby-proof the living room and give him full reign of it?