Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Baby behind bars

It's official - our baby is crawling!
All it took to finally get him moving forwards was the fun and activity at music class. Trying to get the best instrument and wanting to hang with the big kids.
So I started the task of baby proofing. I had originally wanted to just put gates at the top and bottom of the stairs, leaving the whole downstairs for him to roam around. But we can't get a gate to fit at the bottom of the stairs, so have resorted to gating him in the combined kitchen/family room at the back of the house. Mommy wasn't that impressed to get home from work and have to figure out the gates, she was sure we didn't need them quite yet....our son soon proved that they're needed. Now he's moving there is no stopping him!
I'd like to know when they started making gates that close automatically. Even when the baby is in bed we still have to open and close the damn gates to get around the house.
We just have to figure out what to do about the cat...she can't make it over or through the gates so is basically stuck on the opposite side to where we spend most of our time and where her food and water is. Not that the food and water can stay where they are as N has already found the hiding place under the desk.

I stayed home from work today as the weather is not great. It started out with snow early this morning, but it's basically a nasty mix of snow and freezing rain making driving no fun. Sadly it's not supposed to get any better tmrw, maybe J will even get to stay home too. I can't wait for spring when we can get outside without snowsuits, hats and gloves.