She Believes She Can Fly
Nina rarely jumps.
She walks, almost runs, crawls, scoots, bounces...but she doesn't jump. That changed last night.
The floor of her bedroom, all around her new toddler bed, is now covered in pillows. It's about a 2 pillow-wide radius on each side that's not against the wall. I mentioned last night how she woke up right as I was going to bed, and realized how much freedom she now has. She almost can't bear it. She thinks her bed is now the best toy EVAR and she just can't handle not having the crib bars around her, so even when she's exhausted, she's too excited to sleep.
Last night, I tucked her back in for what must've been the 30th time. As I started to step over the baby-gate, I heard the mattress springs squeak and a very loud, excited growl. Nina had tried to launch herself after me! Unfortunately, I was too far to catch her, and she thumped her butt rather hard on the carpet. Understandably, she burst into tears, which invoked the magical power of mommy cuddles and hugs. After a while, she was perfectly happy again, but I went on an apartment-wide hunt for every spare bed pillow we have....and we have a lot. Now, she has a landing zone. She hasn't done it again, yet, but just in case...she scared me when she jumped like that.
I'm hoping she gets used to the freedom of her new bed soon, lol...it was not a fun night. Luckily, she was ok with it at nap time, though that may be because she stayed up all night last night!
My daughter was sneaky as a baby. She would get up and play with toys without me ever hearing it. I would find her passed out on the floor with stuffed animals surrounding her.
She sounds like a little daredevil! Lol I love it!