|What the corner looked like, pre-baby! (And pre-good lighting?)|
We'd been finding ourselves sitting on the floor a lot with Audrey, and generally we would just put down a blanket to sit on. The main purpose of the blanket was to catch spit up.. because Audrey is still very much spitting up a lot. So we had scattered blankets around, and that was also looking messy. Enter... the Tadpoles Dino Playmat Set! I knew Audrey would need a better place to play and practice crawling. Something she could get a grip on, rather than a slippery hardwood floor or blanket. And of course we went for the dinosaur pattern. It was clearly the best.
So, the rocking chair was moved into the den, where I think it will ultimately see more use. And the play mat was assembled in the corner by the book/toy shelf. And so far it has been a great success! We spend a lot of time playing there. It is much, much easier on adult knees than the hard floor. (Aaaannd... probably better to fall back on for Audrey, too.) When she spits up on it, we can easily wipe it clean instead of having to wash a blanket. This has solved a lot of little problems for us!
Aside from chewing on everything, Audrey is really into peekaboo these days. It's pretty good. It has become our new life goal to make her laugh, because it's the BEST little sound. I'm thinking about trying to attach a mirror to the wall next to the bookshelf, so that she can see herself. Baby In The Mirror is a really cool kid, and Audrey is always pleased to see her.
P.S. After a night and day of grumpiness, I realized that Audrey is getting another tooth. This is her third, all on the bottom. None of them have popped through yet. No wonder she's been a little grouch! I wish they would come on through...
P.P.S. What have I missed while I was away?!