Jo-Jo began her venture into walking last month. She has been toddling for a few weeks now...and this past week has marked the point where she no longer crawls anywhere...she wants to get up on both legs and give it a go...no matter how many times she may fall. She is very determined...and she approaches it all in a way that inspires me. Sometimes I look at her and have this picture of her talking with herself, saying..."I know what I am doing...I just need my body to catch up with me."...and so it finally has...and she is exploring her world in a whole new way. One that I am very excited for her about!
She also has a mouthful of teeth...6 to be exact, and two that are making their ways through at the moment. And, either I am raising a small vampire...or I taste absolutely divine...because the girl cannot stop biting me. She also likes to take nibbles of little babies...but she mostly just prefers me... every part of me that she can get her mouth on...and I have never dealt with a biter...so I am not sure the best way to go about redirecting her. At the moment, my attempts at it all are just making her laugh. For some reason, me saying NO NO in a stern voice is just absolutely hysterical. Who knew? So...dear friends...do any of you have any suggestions with this? It does get a bit tiring...a child trying to cling to you with six teeth all day long...and I don't want to be in a situation where my little one has left her teeth marks on the innocent and beautiful flesh of a small baby...so I am up for any tips if you have them. Can you see her teeth in this pic above? So cute, aren't they??? Oh, and no worries about nursing...she knows that when she bites me THERE, the delicious milk is taken away...smart cookie, this girl. I love learning all the unique things about her that each new discovery brings. Her response to each development somehow holds both surprise and predictability. I kind of see that in her...like how she handles the pain of cutting teeth with clinging and the need for extra love...and then once they are in, she will use them to bite you every chance she can get. It think we are in for quite a ride with this little love bug. I wouldn't have it any other way.