Sunday, 2 March 2014

Milestones: Crawling, standing and pointing

In a couple of days the Mini Grumpy Egyptian turns ten months old and the past couple of weeks have really given us a sign of things to come! It started off a month ago when she took two small crawl movements - having never attempted it before - before racing across the living room. It was amazing! I tried to get her to do it again so I could film it but she seemed to go camera shy. Speed forward a couple of weeks and she doesn't want to sit still for a second. The stair gates are all up now, but I didn't realise how dangerous a house could be for a baby! There's radiator knobs, sharp corners, glass tv stands, doors they want to swing and drawers they want to open! I think she's been planning on going for all these things for months. I'm trying to make things as safe as possible, but I'm starting to realise there's only so much you can do.

As if crawling wasn't enough, the Mini Grumpy Egyptian has also decided that standing is the funniest thing ever! I was in the bedroom with her last week when she crawled over, grabbed my legs and pulled herself up! I actually screamed. Now she clings onto the safety gate in the bedroom doing her best baby convict impression, climbs up to her toy box and smiles with glee when she holds onto her walker. I just can't believe how quickly she has mastered these things and I must admit to being a very proud mama.

And then... Last week we were at Rhyme Time doing Wind The Bobbin Up - one of my least favourite rhymes - when the Mini Grumpy Egyptian started copying the pointing action in the song! She has even looked sternly at me and wagged her finger a couple of times. I wonder who she gets that from *ahem*

I can't even imagine what she has next in store for us!

As these were some big milestones, I am teaming up with the following linkys:

Magic Moments over at The Oliver's Madhouse
and Small Steps, Amazing Achievements at Ethan's Escapades


  1. Wow, nothing stopping her now. She's obviously keen to get going.

    1. Yep! I think she is trying to cram everything in on one go :)

  2. It sounds like she is going to have you on your toes. Some very big achievements in a very short space of time.

    Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)

    1. She is trying to see how fast my reflexes are in watching her haha! x

  3. Awww Emma time really does go so fast doesnt it! at this rate it will be new things everyweek .. i miss this stage xx

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments - its lovely to have you linked up x

  4. She sounds so cute. She'll be so speedy in no time too :) I remember this phase with z. I used to will him to crawl and then when he did I was forever panicking about moving things out of the way!