Today Henry is 8 months old and I couldn’t be more excited about it. He is finally at the age where I can’t get enough of him! I may sound callous, but I personally think the infant phase sucks. There are some people who love newborns. Not me. There are some people who can’t get enough of what I call the “blob phase.” I am not one of those people.
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Obviously, the best thing about pregnancy is the reward of a beautiful baby. Once baby finally arrives, one of the worst things about pregnancy is coping with the aftermath of what growing a baby inside your uterus for 9 months has done to your body.
I am a big fan of toys that evolve with baby. All three of these toys are appropriate for multiple stages of development.
Charlie is almost 9 months old and on the verge of crawling. Right now he does the all fours dance. If you’ve ever seen a baby who is on their way to crawling, I’m sure you’ve seen it. The baby pushes up to all fours and either rocks back and forth or side to side. Eventually, the rocking turns into actual movement. That’s when life as you know it with a baby changes forever.
We live in a 3 story town house. Not the ideal setting for a baby who is mobile. My in-laws came to visit for Thanksgiving and gently urged me to get gates up asap. I, being the über prepared control freak that I am, had already done my research. Because we are renting, we did not want to get gates that altered the space in any way, such as drilling holes into the drywall. I knew we wanted pressure mounted gates. These gates have the amazing ability to stay in place, without mutilating our walls.
I am known amongst some of my friends as the mom who has every toy under the sun. I’ll admit I have an online shopping addiction. It all started with boredom during late night breast feedings. Since then, Diapers.com and Amazon Mom have become my best friends. I feel this confession qualifies me as a mom who knows about toys.