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Baby Milestones: Standing already? Your joking, right?!

Rising to his feet, dusting of the last remaining fibres of the previous weeks Hulk episode, the 8 month old Little Lord decided to upgrade spontaneously and without any warning. He had recently mastered the art of crawling, with style and sophistication as Bond Baby, but crawling alone could not satisfy the Little Lord’s craving for adventure, this baby would not be delayed- for next on his list, was standing unaided.

Little Mama sat, and watched as the Little Lord tried to lift his nappy padded bum from the floor and onto his walker (of the shiny PVC Plastic variety, obviously) she felt naive, she thought she had time, she had only recently got over the last upgrade of crawling. Having baby proofed the living room, created a designated ‘remote control’ spot on the table, far away from little hands, shielded the many different types of electronic box that lay below the TV (noting to herself to ask Little Daddy what they were all for anyway, but resigning herself to the fact that they were probably an ill-forgotten Ebay purchase of the ‘impromptu’ variety.) 

Little Mama had felt sure, almost confident with the fact that this would be it, at least for a couple of months. But no, the Little Lord evidently had alternative plans which she is sure he hatched at night time, whilst pretending to slumber in his cotjail. Clearly, he planned and plotted in the midst of the night, coiled and ready to spring a surprise on Little Mama.

Signs your baby is ready to rise (much like a Vampire) from their previously crawling state

  1. All and any attempt to climb, this may be up your body, on top of the dog, clawing at the sofa like a baby on a mission… ENTER BOND… (joke- obviously standing isn’t a Mission Impossible for he has already accomplished it *Little Mama sarcasm to deal with impending toddlerism*)
  2. Coy and almost smug glances behind at ‘Parenting corner’ whilst rising to his feet, knowing he has achieved his goal and is ready to release baby WHOOPASS of terrorising the living room with toys everywhere, chasing the dogs and unleashing the secret weapon of now being able to reach things on the table that were previously safe. NOWHERE IS SAFE NOW!
  3. Pulling at legs, any furniture, toilets, chairs, ANYTHING to try and use as a piece of apparatus so that baby can stand
  4. Laughing and giggling like a loon when standing has been achieved
  5. Attempts to walk, yes, WALK, this baby has bored of crawling, it’s so last week!

Coping Mechanisms for Parents during this Milestone wp-1467106608786.jpg

  1. Begin quest to accept that baby is growing, so fast. They obviously have their own agenda, a little checklist stored in their baby back pocket to tick through milestones.
  2. Prepare the terrain, for unfortunately, as epicly impressive as our babies are, falls, bumps and bruises come with the territory, so soft matted play areas are a big win!
  3. Eyes on back of head at all times, impractical but necessary.
  4. Don’t leave the dogs water bowl in easy to reach areas like Little Mama did! Turns out the Little Lord thought it was a paddling pool queue soggy carpet.
  5. Rest well, if possible, for during daylight hours, your little baby is going to have you knackered by the end of the day. (The Little Lord used to hold Night Raves, so I understand if resting well is laughable.)
  6. When all else fails, indulge…whatever your vice, be it wine, beer, chocolate, tea or coffee, get it in volume and store up!
  7. Pride, that baby you created and nurtured is doing pretty well, huh?!

Parents of toddlers- I know your sitting shaking your head and perhaps doing the ‘all knowing’ laugh for what’s to come.

Parents of teens- help us all how did you do it?!

Next edition, the talking baby! But what was his first word, Mama or Dada? Stay tuned, connect through Twitter or Facebook.

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34 thoughts on “Baby Milestones: Standing already? Your joking, right?!

  1. Ha! I’m just about coping with baby J’s ability to roll over…..[she laughs nervously covering up the abject fear of having a baby that can actually move]

    1. Hahaha yes the overwhelming ‘joy’ (let’s be honest, utter fear) of now having mobile babies. Even putting on nappies have now become a tactical mission. 🙂 thanks for commenting!

  2. Congratulations and I’m so sorry for your loss all at the same time- I mean of any sanity you may have had left 😱

    1. Thank you for your commiserations at this difficult time. After a period of adjustment I hope it’ll be better. Haha I think the sanity has left the room already! 🙂 thanks for commenting!

  3. Time goes sooooo fast! Holly is 3! i can’t even remember her when she was crawling!! Enjoy every min 🙂 and note every milestone!
    Lx
    http://workingmumy.blogspot.com
    #DreamTeam

    1. I know I can’t believe how quickly time is going by and how fast my son is growing and developing! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  4. Haha I love the way you write! Little Hulk Baby is on the move! Time to get your skates on and run after him. I remember our little miss went from cralong to walking in 3 weeks. We were not prepared haha @DreamTeam

    1. Ekkk 3 weeks! That’s fast although Hulk Baby is trying to compete with that I’m hoping he’ll slow down and take a siesta. I’m not prepared for this at all. He loves to challenge me honestly, he gives me the cheekiest look when he accomplishes something. Thanks for commenting as always, your a star 🙂

  5. My girl is soon 3 months. The more I see her develop, the more proud I am. Seeing her more mobile will be a happy time for me, I think. #BloggerClubUK

    1. Of course i completely agree. It’s such a great time seeing your child develop. I love seeing my son grow- it happens so fast! Thanks for commenting

  6. We have that same walker – in fact, EVERY baby I know has that same walker. Is it a law or something?

    They do grow up fast, don’t they? The Popple decided she wasn’t interested in crawling and went straight to walking – now that she’s 12 months, I spend all my time chasing her down and making sure she doesn’t get into stuff. That girl is FAST. #BloggerClubUK

    1. I knew it! It is law! I’ve seen this walker loads as well, where the phone constantly gets lost! I can’t believe how fast they grow. The daily workouts with the chasing them down- it’s insane the energy they have and for me it’s only just begun! Thanks so much for commenting today 🙂

  7. I love this, I’ve just written a post about how quickly my own boy has started doing everything – isn’t it madness?? This really made me laugh, TM also looks SO pleased with himself when he pulls himself up. I really wasn’t expecting this for a while yet, he’s only 7 months for god’s sake! I am so proud of how strong and healthy he is but I do feel a little bittersweet that the newborn days are so far behind us. #BloggerClubUK

    1. It’s so crazy how quickly they are growing i honestly can’t keep up- crawling, standing, walking it’s a blur! I definitely get you when you say it’s bittersweet, they were once so small and so dependent for everything. Now a little glimmer of independence is sneaking through. Plus my fitness is seriously under question- they move FAST! thanks for commenting 🙂

  8. […] Bond mission and entered Spy Academy), then full blown teething of the HULK SMASH variety, recently standing– yes- standing, (sit your baby butt down MR!) and now he was talking?! Poor Little Mama wiped […]

  9. Doing what they do best…keeping mummy on her toes! Mine was crawling up the stairs at 7 months, now he climbs fences at 2 years old.
    #stayclassymama

    1. He seriously loves to keep me on my toes. I can’t keep up and he loves it haha, I know fences are in my future. I’ll savour my time now. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  10. Our youngest can roll and side shuffle but so far limited in movement. I feel your pain. When they shift into this new phase a whole world of fun possibilities kick in and only a few of them are fun for you.

    Good luck.

    #StayClassyMama

    1. It’s crazy how fast they grow (and move) he’s just discovered standing in his cot and baby shouting at the door. Ahh yes, these special moments haha thanks for your comment 😀

  11. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    These milestones do come around crazy fast! One minute you have a newborn & the next they are running around with you chasing after. Get the baby proofing out! Thanks so much for joining us at #BloggerClubUK

    1. Milestones happening so fast I can’t keep up! And running after him, that’s a workout in itself. He’s clearly making sure Mama gets her body trim for hols haha! Thanks for commenting 😀

  12. Wow 8 months and already there! That seems really quick, clever biy. I ove the way you have lists in your posts. And I have to repeat myself here but the Lord is so CUTE!!!!
    #coolmumclub

    1. It’s too quick. I can’t keep up with him he’s rushing through his milestones. He’s properly standing now. Gets up in his cot and gives me baby attitude when I’m at the door. Such a rascal although he is a cutie as well 😀

  13. I LOVED this phase but truth be told, it is a little overwhelming. But 8 months is a little bit early…obviously a super keen bean. She’ll be driving you to Tescos by the time she’s 2 lol! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xx

    1. It is a great phase, I can’t believe he is standing already. He’s already standing in his cot showing off 😀 thanks for your comment

  14. hahah this is so relevant to my life right now, my little one has decided to start pulling himself up! It really surprised me when he pulled himself up and OUT of the crib. YIKES! Thank god there was the old moses basket next to the crib or else that would have been a serious fall. I like how you describe this scenario, the little Bond baby. You’re right the only way to cope is to accept that this is what is happening and to have eyes in the back of our heads! Thanks for the laugh and sharing with #StayClassyMama!

    1. I just can’t believe they are standing- I still think of him as a newborn though when he clearly isn’t. He’s now upgraded again and he’s standing in his cot- literally giving me baby attitude at his bedroom door. Such a cheeky monkey. I lie him down and he’s straight back up again. I need a baby radar device to keep track of him! Thanks for commenting!

  15. Wow that’s amazing! My little is just passed a year and started walking….it’s a whole differs ball game now 😉 good luck! Xx #coolmumclub

    1. Ohh, I’m so sorry for ALL the typos…was feeling flu-ey last night and in the end gave up and slept. Very sorry though!

    2. I know I can’t believe he’s standing although he’s a bit if a daredevil he gets stuck in. I walked into his bedroom with him standing in his cot, was shocked to say the least 🙂 hope your feeling better! Sucks when your sick so rest up lady! Thanks for commenting

  16. That was so fast! Well done little one. I love your writing… no where is safe now for a few years 😂 Thank you for linking up to the #dreamteam xx

    1. blabbermama

      He is developing far too fast I can’t keep up, it’s exciting but also I’m absolutely knackered haha, he moves fast! xx

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