These days I feel like Chris Columbus’s second in command or how he would have felt anyway. While I am not venturing out to find an undiscovered land , I am discovering new places in my apartment courtesy of bub who although has never heard of C.C is exhibiting the same zealousness for discovering new places. So far, I have crawled under the dining room table, pulled him out from under our bed, from the dustbin in his room and fear leaving any cupboard open, in a blink of an eye there he appears trying to pull out the bottle of cooking oil!
After a rough night in the berth (bed) with C.C aka bub tossing and turning next to me and whining because his gums were paining (the only reason for my elevated patience levels), he tried even in his sleep to crawl under pillows. In a single bed just about comfortable for one petite adult (not an adult and baby), I surface the next dawn, bleary eyed after barely 2 hours of sleep, dragging my blankets from bub’s room to my own hoping to get another 2 hours of sleep as C.C has finally fallen asleep in his cot.
Since bub has discovered that propelling himself forward on hands and knees will get him to the most exciting places known to crawling babies, hubby and I haven’t had a moment’s peace. We are busy baby proofing the apartment only to discover that each time we think we have finally done it, bub proves us wrong and so we have to start all over again.
Now I am forever putting things away in safe places only to discover that I need it the next minute…
1.We have unplugged all the wall chargers and placed them off the floor where he can’t reach them…as a result either we keep forgetting to charge the phones or we forget where the phones are.
2. All the wires have been lifted off the floor and onto the kitchen counter which is an improvement over how they actually used to look trailing on the carpet.
3. All laundry liquids and powders are placed out of reach even then he manages to crawl into the laundry area when the doors are accidentally left open prompting a panicked dash by either me or hubby
4. All known jewellery items are placed out of reach which means I can never find the right accessories for my outfit.
5. Cooking has become almost impossible while he’s awake as he likes to keep me ‘company’ while I’m in the kitchen and in the space of a 5 seconds will clutch at my feet and try to crawl in between.
The discoveries continue….