I got the call Thursday afternoon.
"Do you know what your daughter just did?" The husband asked.
This is usually followed by some tale of explosive diapers, but not Thursday.
"She just sat up all on her own."
She pushed herself up off the floor all by herself and sat right up. Apparently when the husband saw this, he cheered and clapped and Peanut tumbled back over. One step at a time.
My heart jumped thinking about how big she's getting. I also had a fleeting moment of mother's guilt because I wasn't there to see it. I was at work. But I quickly tamped that down with the thought of "Operation baby proof."
"She's going to be mobile soon," I said practically.
It is time to use those Babies 'R' Us gift certificates and buy all those things that will help us make sure Peanut doesn't injure herself. The question is how much is too much?
I'm leaning toward the first-time-mom who must clamp down everything, gate everything, close off everything, forcing everyone to hop gates, dance while trying to figure out how to get the toilet seat up and struggle with the cabinets for five minutes every time they need something.
But even I know that isn't really rational. We already have most electrical sockets protected. We live in a tri-level house so I'm trying to figure out exactly how many gates we need and where they need to go. But I'm debating how many cabinets need to be locked down (of course the ones with household cleaners) and do I really need to baby proof the toilet?
Plus I feel like I'm forgetting something.
So how much baby proofing did you do? What are your suggestions?
Anything would be appreciated.