So now that my girls are moving and grooving all day long, I can’t believe how many times a day they seem to hit their heads on something. Somehow Alison hitting hers most often, however, Lisa managed to knock over our DVD rack and DVDs on top of her (luckily our rack weighs like 3 lbs, and she was more frightened than hurt) in the one minute I was upstairs putting Alison down for a nap.
I feel so bad when they knock their noggins, but fortunately it never causes anything more than a little red mark for about half an hour. But, to be honest I have done next to nothing when it comes to baby proofing. I put in some outlet pluggers, and moved the DVDs to a less accessible spot. I guess I’m more of the mentality that they will learn on their own, and they only play in the living room and in their bedroom, with me close by for supervision.
However, last night it was my turn to hurt myself. I took one for the team and actually tripped over the ottoman in the girls room, while holding Alison (of course), on my way to the changing station. Alison again bonked her head, but was fine after I comforted her. I however, have a big scratch on my left leg and a bruise forming on my right leg.
The dangerous thing about holding a baby in your arms is that you can’t see what is immediately beneath you or in front of you. Josh came running upstairs after hearing lots of banging (not only did I fall and Alison, but the ottoman and the chair itself). Josh moved the chair and ottoman right away to a different spot in the room. Why we never thought about moving it before, we don’t know, but it seriously never crossed our minds, even though we had almost tripped over that ottoman so many times while going from Alison’s crib to the changing table. Last night we decided enough was enough and moved our glider and ottoman in the girls room after I finally did trip over it. So, after Alison and I cried together for a little while, I finally got her calmed down enough to sleep for the night, and then I calmed myself down. As much as I don’t like my girls bonking their heads, I definitely don’t like to be the one who’s fault it was.
So the chair and ottoman are where the table is in this picture, at a less traveled spot by the closet. I love my girls, and I love that they are exploring their world with such great enthusiasm. I just hope they don’t hurt themselves anymore, ever, but I know they will. Oh, the woes of being a parent. Anyone have tips on baby proofing or helping babies not hurt themselves?
But, here’s some cute pictures of the girls, that I just had to share:They like to get themselves under our living room chairs and coffee table.They love chewing on books and papers.They are getting better at sitting up every day, and are getting better at eating their baby cereal too.
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