M was born 5 weeks early, and Val was pretty much right on time. M didn't breastfeed, and Val took to the boob like she was born to do it. Val sat on her own before she was 6 months old, and started to crawl last week. M didn't sit unassisted until almost 10 months, never crawled, only scooted on her butt, and didn't walk on her own until almost 20 months old.
|The only thing similiar on these two is their pajamas|
Val seems to have gotten her physical shape from my side of the family - this girl has some serious junk in the trunk and thighs to match. I think the circumference of Val's thighs today at 10 months is bigger than M's waist at 3.5 years. Val has had no trouble in the gross motor skills, as her center of balance is right where it should be, while M is a human Blow Pop (but a beautiful one at that!) I always say that Val is the Serena to M's Venus.
As I mentioned, Val started crawling last week. This whole crawling thing is totally new to me. I never had to chase a baby around a room, redirecting them away from the gas fireplace 10 times in 5 minutes. Sure, we have those babyproof plug covers, but that was about the extent of our babyproofing for M. She was never into anything! She barely moved when she was little - Val I cannot keep still for 5 seconds to change a diaper. All she wants to do is flip over and crawl away.
And now she is pulling herself up on everything! Seriously I feel like I need to redecorate my house to make it a safe environment for Val now that she is so mobile. And this kid loves to eat things off the floor, which has caused me to vacuum my living room carpet twice today.
We also had our first "mobile baby" accident today when Val shut a drawer on her little chubby baby fingers. It is the first of many to come with this kid for sure. I see myself coming into the living room one day and her being up on the mantle, smiling that devilish little smile she does.
Better stop typing and start moving some stuff around so we don't have another accident today!