Yesterday Baby Jett decided he's had enough of this baby business and that it was high time he made the move from being immobile to mobile.
At just past 6.5 months Baby Jett started to crawl.
One minute he couldn't crawl and the next he could...it was that simple and that quick.
We now have a mobile baby.
Gone are the days of sitting him down and leaving the room, knowing he can't move himself into a dangerous situation.
Gone are the days of sitting him down in the hallway outside the bathroom while I take a quick shower.
Gone gone gone.
My days are now being spent chasing after him as he hightails it around the room to chew on cords, run into corners and pull books and other heavy objects down onto himself.
Even though he has been on the verge of crawling for the last month and a half somehow I still thought I had more time.
More time to consider what will and will not need babyproofing.
More time to take long showers while the baby hangs out in the hallway.
More time to do other things during the day besides chase after a busy baby.
But what's done is done, we now have a crawler.
In other news, not only did Baby Jett decide to start crawling yesterday but...
Wait for it...
....a little bit more.....
HE SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!
I can't tell you for sure that there's a correlation between the crawling ie. expenditure of energy and the sleeping...but I AM CONVINCED that one is directly related to the other.
He went down at 7ish.
I fed him at 11ish.
Already that's 4 hours if you do the math! Already I was proud of him for sleeping such a long stretch.
Then I went to bed...
AND HE SLEPT UNTIL JUST AFTER 5AM!!!
That's 6 hours guys, SIX WHOLE HOURS of uninterrupted sleep!
Ok, that last part is a little bit of a lie, I did not sleep the whole 6 hours all the way through. I woke once at 3am because DUH, THE BABY SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWAKE BY THEN, but as I lay there thinking the baby was going to wake up ANY SECOND NOW I fell back asleep and didn't wake up until 5am.
Both times I woke up and decided the baby was obviously dead because MY BABY DOESN'T SLEEP THAT LONG. Thankfully I was wrong (it took a few minutes of staring at the monitor to determine if he was breathing or not for me to actually believe I was wrong) and he was just SO TIRED from all the crawling that he needed to SLEEP!
I have my fingers and my toes crossed that this is the new trend and he will continue sleeping better now that he's mobile.
Hopefully this concludes my sleep saga...I will update you tomorrow and let you know if he repeated this AWESOME new sleep pattern.
Everyone cross your fingers for us because MAMA IS TIRED AND SHE NEEDS HER REST NOW!