Nora's entering the warp-drive of babyhood. She now has her two bottom teeth, and the top right one is out (though still very little). The top left one is almost through I think, too. These teeth are coming fast and furious, it seems.
A couple of weeks ago I went to get her when she woke up and found her sitting upright. I didn't know how she did it, but now I do - she can push herself back from a tummy position into sitting. It's actually how she gets around right now - she can get on her hands and knees and rock a bit, but she moves around by leaning forward, then sitting back up, then leaning forward, etc... it's not fast, but it is effective.
In response, I have set up the cosleeper upstairs in the hallway as a playpen for when I need to shower, and the pack'n'play is in the living room for when I need her contained. And since we are still living in a construction zone, that is much more often than when Joseph was starting to move around!
Things are about to get very interesting around here!
In note-worthy news about Joseph, he declared me to be his Best Friend the other day. I think that tops the "best moment as a mom" category besides maybe pushing babies out! Toddlers are pretty amazing - the highs are SO HIGH, but the lows are pretty low. Luckily we're blessed with a pretty amazing little guy.
We tried doing swimming lessons with him last week, but only lasted 2 days. The "lessons" were pretty much a joke, and he hated them, so I said he didn't have to go. We'll try a different program in the winter or next year.
Gratuitous Kidlet Pictures (many more awesome photos on smugmug from 4th of July... not sure I'll get around to recapping it here):
Here's a recent picture of my other "baby" - the one that keeps us so busy that I don't have time to do laundry, dishes, or update my blog: