So as of last Friday Gunnar is officially crawling. He's still very slow and deliberate about this new form of transportation but I really think he's a perfectionist...I can just see him scrutinizing every move and taking mental notes about what's going on. He's also mastered the art of sitting up by himself from the crawling position. And just today he started pulling himself up on me...Eeek! I just know any moment he will realize he can go faster and this kid will be unstoppable!
He seems to want to spend all of his waking hours perfecting this craft because he does not like to be strapped into his new highchair for any length of time unless there is food being shoveled into his mouth. (And YES I mean shoveled...this kid is an eating MACHINE, he can't get enough! Last night I fed him 1/3 of a huge sweet potato, 1/2 a banana and a huge serving of rice cereal in one sitting!)
Here's my biggest problem...I haven't really baby proofed the house yet. And I don't really know how to. I have all these craft projects that I have to work on day and night for my Etsy store...and it's hard to keep them confined to one area and I make a large mess every time I work on any sort of project. We're talking scissors, pins, needles, seam rippers...dangerous objects!! I'm terrified of letting G down on the floor anywhere where these projects have been in the last 24 hours...which is almost everywhere in the apartment. So I feel like the only safe place to let him crawl around is in his own room...and I think he's getting a little bored of the small confined space. I don't know how to rectify this situation. HELP!!
|Our balcony seemed like a safe place for some crawling...|
I have been having a hard time getting all the things down that I'd like to get done in a day lately...and I'm wondering if I should make a more strict schedule for myself revolving around G's naps. Do any of you stay-at-home mom's do this? I mean I have a cleaning schedule that I try to stick to...but I'm talking something very stringent like:
Morning Nap: Kitchen Scrub Down
Midday Nap: Work on Etsy project
After Midday Nap: Grocery Shopping
Afternoon Nap: Blog and List Etsy items
After Bedtime: Finish Etsy projects
Morning Nap: Laundry & Dusting
Midday Nap: Laundry & Blogging
After Midday Nap: Trip to Library/Park
Afternoon Nap: Blog and other writing projects
After Bedtime: Continue working on writing projects....
Something like that? Or maybe I should just get back into the habit of making TO DO lists for myself... I don't know if this schedule will be too hard to follow...but I have to do something because I'm going crazy at the end of each day feeling like I got nothing accomplished. SUGGESTIONS???
Motherhood is a full time job...and then I have all of these OTHER things...I'm constantly in motion...when I find the time to sleep, I do sleep well.