It’s over.

5 09 2008

No, I’m not referring to the Chicago Cubs’ fantastic 2008 season, although that, too, could be over now. Hopefully not, but their past 5 games have not been good. (translation= they lost. Five in a row. I’m in mourning, and have made it through the first stage of grief: denial.)

In this post’s title, I’m referring to our freedom at home. The freedom to plop Kajsa down on a blanket, in any corner of the house where she cannot reach outlets, small pieces of whatever might be on the floor, pull things off of shelves, or open drawers… that freedom is now over. Kajsa has begun to crawl.

Time to locate the outlet covers, to vacuum everyday, to pick up the clutter that we have been privileged to leave around the house up to now. Time to organize the house. Which I’ve needed to do for ages. Now we have to.

Kajsa’s crawling is pretty funny, though. She uses her right knee to crawl, and mostly her left leg and foot to push herself forward. Sometimes she uses her left knee, but mostly her foot. In the first picture posted here, you can barely see how her left leg is bent, but up… that’s how she crawls, mostly. But we keep working on having her put weight on her left knee.

I can’t say that the dogs are too thrilled she’s more mobile, now, but oh well. They’ve already knocked her down a couple of times, stepped on her, stepped over her…. all by accident, mind you.

The good thing about that is that Kajsa is pretty much unphased by the dogs. She loves them, she squeals for them, at them… but when they walk past her or over her, it’s all normal.

So goes life these days….Back to child-proofing the house.

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4 responses

5 09 2008
Ann Britt

Trust me, you’ll get over vacuuming every day but outlet covers and blocked entrance to basement will go on for a while! What fun!

5 09 2008
sean

We call that the “crab walk”. Anna did the same thing. Today she slid herself off the bed. Tell Jim I laughed so hard when he reminded me about that night I had to break up the Chinese smoking party. Good Times. Oh, and about the Cubs…how would you like to live in Philadelphia for 18 yrs with zero titles in any sport although we did have the Football Arena League Champs…does that count? I thought you said Entropy was moving to Alaska, did he decide that he was staying? Kim says hello.

Sean

5 09 2008
Leanne

WooHoo!!!! Kajsa! Yay! How exciting for you and your Mom and Dad. And yes – now that fun begins. LOL

11 09 2008
catherineanne

Hi and congratulations!
We are also proud new parents of a Ling baby! Our little girl has the same scrunched up nose when she smiles as Kajsa does…and the same hair and head thing going on!
mmm….and the new crawling…quite the challenge, isn’t it! Arcadia went from commando creeping to crawling to crawling very, very fast – all in the matter of a few weeks. Put on your running shoes…
Cathy

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