Pierce's Milestones

First smile: March 1st - 2 days old
Roll over (front to back): July 4th - 18 wks old
Roll over (back to front): July 11th - 19 wks old
First solid food: Prunes, July 26th - 21 wks old
Holding Bottle: 22-23 wks old
First word: "Da Da", Aug 9th - 23 wks old
Second word: "Mama", Sept 10th - 27 wks old
Army-Man Crawl: Sept 13th - 28 wks old
Full-Blown Crawl: Sept 20th - 29 wks old
Pull-up-to-a-stand: Sept 27th - 30 wks old
Eating Cherios: Oct 11th - 32 wks old
No-Hands Balancing: Nov 15th - 37 wks old
Taking Steps: Dec 14th - 41 wks old

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Rough and Tumble

Pierce is pulling up onto things on his own and he walks assisted. Soon we will be quite literally chasing him around the house. As he learns to balance and move around he's going to be getting quite a few bruises, bumps and scrapes. As parents, Charles and I can't help but want to shield him and always be there to catch him so he doesn't hurt himself. I know he has to learn and part of that is falling and picking himself back up. But its so difficult and when he gets those little bruises and scrapes, I can't help but feel guilty...like I've done something wrong. Those of you who are parents understand what I'm talking about. On the flip side, he's such a tough boy. The cat bit him the other day when he tried to crawl over her. It was just a warning bite and she didn't break the skin or anything. Pierce was a bit startled but he never cried.

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