I guess this means we should lower the crib mattress. Although that might thwart her next attempts to stand, so I don’t know.
While part of me can’t wait for my kids to grow up and decamp so I can have a clean and organized home or sew uninterrupted or write a novel, there’s another very opinionated part of me that wishes I could stop Hazel from growing up so fast. I’ve never had a baby turn 9 months old this fast, and IT’S BREAKING MY HEART. Slow down, baby girl!
At least she is on the small side–yesterday the kids talked us into taking them to the toy store for Family Home Evening so they could pick out Christmas gifts for each other, and the dolls in the baby doll aisle didn’t look much bigger than Hazel in her car seat. Also, half the dolls in that aisle are motion activated, so they all start babbling and cooing and waving their little arms as soon as you pass. It’s very disturbing. Mabel opted not to buy a baby doll for Rose because she couldn’t find any cute non-electronic ones. (Not that we thought Rose wouldn’t love an electronic one, but Mabel and I decided to impose our aesthetic on Rose, so Mabel picked out a different cute toy (wooden food) (just like the wooden food I serve for dinner, ha ha) and Rose won’t know the difference.)
So, to sum up: motion-activated toy dolls are disturbing, but real life motion-activated dollies are the best Christmas gifts of all, and need to stop growing so fast.