Today, while Emily was supposed to be taking a nap, she was busy trying to figure out how to stand up in her crib. She successfully figured it out on her own, but unfortunately, she didn’t think how she was going to get back down until it was too late. A loud shriek blasted through the baby monitor and I ran up to Emily’s room as this scream was not like the typical “I do not want to nap right now” type of cry. When I burst into the room, Emily had a look of fear on her face as she stood up in her crib not knowing what to do. I stood there, staring at her with shock, as she looked at me and cried. What did I do next? Well, being the responsible, loving mother that I am, I told her to stay where she was while I ran downstairs to grab the camera (poor girl!). I just had to capture this moment on camera.
All of a sudden, the baby who hasn’t quite grasped the co-ordination of crawling has managed to figure out how to stand up. I am continually surprised at how quickly a baby can grasp a new skill and it usually happens when you aren’t expecting it. This is part of the excitement of parenthood and I can’t wait to see what Emily will surprise me with next.