If you have children, you know what I'm talking about.
That stage where your newly mobile baby learns how to pull up on things...
but not how to get down...
yeah, that stage is fun.
Especially at 5 am, when said baby pulls herself up on the side of the crib, half hanging out because we hadn't lowered it yet and starts screaming bloody murder because she's "stuck" and can't figure out how to get back down into the crib where she really wants to be because she's still pretty tired and not ready to be awake yet.
This child might actually give me a heart attack. Thankfully after I laid her back down in the crib, she went right back to sleep. At 6:30 this morning my husband lowered the mattress all the way down. Something we did not have to do for Ali until she was close to a year old. Elle is not yet 8 months.
This pulling up phase has also resulted in Elle making it up one of the three steps that go to the landing at the base of our stairs to the second floor. Ali was at the top of the landing, and apparently Elle decided she wanted to be there too. Again, heart attack inducing, to see your 7 month old baby headed up the stairs. Only one stair, but really there is nothing more powerful than the imagination of a mom when contemplating the number of ways their child could get hurt.