Let me preface this with a request: please refrain from telling me “you think you’re tired now!” Or “just wait; it gets worse.” Or “wait until they can x, y, and z.”
Save it. I don’t need that right now.
So my little guy started crawling a couple of weeks ago. He had been scooting for a while, but now he has greater mobility. I’m proud, I’m excited (I promise). I am also exhausted. Now that he can go where he wants, I feel a greater need to hover.
Not only does he crawl everywhere-this is fine, the floors are clean, the outlets are covered, there are no choke hazards or breakable-but he is ready (in his mind) the begin walking. He attempts to lift himself up on any platform he can find: tables, legs, shelves, his bouncer, the floor vacuum, etc. The problem there is that HE IS STRONG ENOUGH TO STAND ON HIS OWN, but he is still learning to balance.
We have caught him several times, but he has slipped surveillance a couple of times when I looked away and fallen backwards.
The whole ordeal has me following him around like a helicopter. I am familiar with the term, but I was hoping I wouldn’t become one.
This leads to the big issue: now that he can crawl and stand, that is all he wants to do.
Naps? No! Sleep through the night like just a month ago? Ha. Absolutely not.
He fights naps. He fights sleep. He is in a new stage altogether, and it feels that I am getting maybe an hour here and there to catch my breath before he wakes again.
Tell me it gets better. Tell me this is temporary. Please. I love him. I’m just tired.