And… She’s Off!

Off the ground, I mean. Hula Girl has been walking for about a month now, but she’s never really been able to just “get up and go.” She’s always had to use the couch or a chair or a parent’s leg or something to help pull herself up to standing. I thought that was so strange. I’ve never really seen a baby who could walk but not push herself up from the ground to standing.

Well, all that changed this weekend. Last Friday morning, I decided it was high time she learned how to stand up from the middle of the room. So I moved her little legs into position and adjusted her hips and knees until she was standing… and screaming. She did not like it when I helped. I wrote it off as a lost cause.

Lo and behold, what did she do Friday afternoon? She stood up in the middle of the room, of course. Just to prove that she doesn’t really need me after all. But she did not do it the way a baby is supposed to. My daughter, the little adult she is, got up by kneeling (think proposal-style on one knee) and then pushing up with one leg. Yes, the same way you get up off the ground. None of this “push up with both hands” stuff for my kiddo.

In the interest of full disclosure, I will say that she did start pushing herself up with both hands on Sunday- and since then, she’s been doing a mixture of methods. Whichever is most convenient. Haha!

I’m pretty sure her naps are wacky still. Even with longer waketimes, she’s still taking a long time to fall asleep. However, she’s still sleeping her full nap length. This, in turn, equates to longer nap times during which I can get work done!

I am currently working on quite a few things- cooking, cleaning, and all things housework; gardening and yard work; and learning how to blog. Yep, I’m trying to learn how to do a professional blog and I’m brainstorming topics to go along with it. See, the blog is going to go hand-in-hand with my mom’s and my website, once it’s up. In fact, I think it will generate quite a bit of business, if I do it right. In fact in fact, I think it will generate a bit of its own revenue if I do it right. So, that is what takes up my time. I do not do any work (with the exception of some light housework) while Hula Girl is awake- I want to dedicate all the time I can to playing with her and enjoying our time together. She does help me do some chores, so she’s getting used to work even as a baby. She’s excellent at sorting her clean laundry. Don’t ask me how she does it- it’s her own system, finely tuned and expertly honed, with over 11 months’ worth of practice. All I know is that it sure makes doing the laundry extra fun!

Speaking of laundry, check out Hula Girl’s knees after our visit to the park yesterday:

And speaking of our visit to the park yesterday, look what we saw on the way there:


Super sad, but I think I really LOVE the color. Wouldn’t the shell color make a great living room wall color?

5 Comments

  1. Kristy said,

    May 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I am impressed by your Little Lady! Soon she will be racing around.

    • May 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Lol, you’re right, Kristy! She is super speedy already! I just can’t wait to go to the park with her when she can walk, run, and climb!

  2. Rachel said,

    May 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    We had a similar eggs-perience. *groan* Except that we had a big bully bird in the neighborhood who stole all of our eggs and our hatchlings and dropped them from about 20 feet up onto the yard and driveway 😦 I was crying.

    But that shell would make an awesome living room color!

    • May 17, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      How sad! Big Bully Birds are awful! I would hate to have to clean that up, and not just because of the “eew, gross!” factor, but also because I can’t even intentionally squash an ant- that’s how much I value life.

  3. July 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm

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