We've been waiting for Maddie to get more mobile since she started doing her little "Army crawl" back on Feb 18th. Well, it's finally begun! It's almost impossible to keep her confined to the playroom these days. She's crawling up on her hands now, but only when she's on the tile floor! The elbows are apparently still good for carpeted surfaces :) On Monday (the 9th of March) she started getting into a sitting position from crawling and then yesterday she all of a sudden started pulling up! She can't quite figure out how to get from her knees to her feet yet, although she's trying to learn already. She's managed to get up on one foot but then her knee was kind of lodged under the little table she was trying to pull up on so she couldn't get any further than that. Along with all this new found mobility is coming an increase in frustration (and temper). I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for her to know what she wants to do but not know how to do it. My instinct is to jump in and "rescue" her but I know how important it is for her to figure it out on her own...I'll keep you posted!
Another major milestone we have coming up tomorrow is going to be the first time I'm leaving Maddie at the day care at the gym. Eeek! I've left her with a babysitter before when she was really little (for Eric's surgery on his arm) but that was before she had stranger anxiety. Now she's really attached to Mommy and Daddy so it's going to be really hard for me to leave her knowing that she's going to be upset. The good thing is that I'm still going to be in the same building so I can peek in on her at any time or the day care providers can come get me if she just won't settle down. They did tell me to plan on only spending 10-15 minutes at a time the first few times I bring her to the gym just so she can get used to the new faces and place. Wish us luck!