Nik loves prunes. They tend to be the messiest for her, but I can't help but laugh and smile when I see them all over her face. My little Grandma!
I needed a smile and a laugh after checking in with Stellan and the McKinney's. Stellan has a pulse back in his leg, and is getting some warmth and color, but I am still concerned about the bacteria in his lungs, and then another complicated surgery on Thursday. Ugh! My heart goes out to this little guy! I just can't believe he's been through this much, and all that he has had to endure. It just makes my stomach turn, and those pics, I just found myself tearing up at the sight. It's heartbreaking and heart lifting at the same time. God be with you, Stellan.
In other news, Nik has been headed towards crawling for a few weeks now. Josh and I have all wood floors (as does my mother, who watches Nik once a week) in our "ranch style" home, and we have an area rug that we put Nik on for tummy time, but she has never much moved on it. Then on our anniversary when my mother-in-law watched Nik she put her down on the carpet and she said, that she scooted backward 1/4 the length of the floor! And when we realized all she needed was carpet to get moving, we out her down every chance we got at my in-laws, and discovered she could do a full turn too! After that, she would get down into the crawl position all the time too, if she was on the bed or the couch or the floor. She gets really high up on her arms, gets that little scoot back and forth motion, and she gets the knee action moving too! And, tonight, I think I can say with enough gumption that she crawled her first crawl! Well, she moved forward twice by pushing off her tip toes, and lunging forward. She definitely has her own style!! I told Josh it's kind of luck how a runner shoots forward from a block. She is soooooo close!! I can't wait for this step for her. It is so huge for her little person, and her little world. It will change her whole world! We also started practicing standing, and her little legs are so strong. For a couple months, she's been able to balance against out ottoman, and she can balance very well when you hold her in front of you while standing. When you walk with her, she;s very good at taking steps, and I can tell she's very excited about all these new ways for her to get around and interact with others. But, I can't wait till it's a huge crawl, and I can tell everyone I ever met that our little pumpkin is officially mobile!!! Then, I'll be in big trouble!
On another note, I am baking 6 dozen cookies tonight, so I have got to get back to that. I will be visiting everyone who commented recently very soon, and I need to get over to SITS too. But, got to get baking while the pumpkin is still sleeping. **On that note, she has been going down a little easier the past couple nights. Thank Goodness! It's still not where we were prior to the teething and the colds, and the flus, but better:)