Saturday, September 19, 2009
Okay, so what I think what I have tried so hard to keep from happening happened...I Caught the "scum" from Kyky. I have a place on my neck that looks like it..but I'm not surprised because he has one on his arm and he has started hugging me and rolling around a lot on me so I knew I would get it. I'm not upset that I have it because considering that my immune system is fine, it should clear up on it's on if I don't spread it,plus he's my baby..there is NO way I would be upset about getting something from him. I just didn't want to get it because he is at that age where he kisses and hugs and touches and even LICKS (which, with the licking, I try to intervene and keep from happening) whatever he can on mommy and I don't want to spread it all over him. I have been so careful too..I wash my hands anytime I change his clothes bath him etc or just feel like they need to be washed =) I even get my husband to hold the towel open after Kyler's bath and let me hand him to him so that I can wash my hands between bathing him and dressing him for bed. Anyways..the main point of this blog is actually kind of crazy...Kyler is at the age ( 5 months) where he needs a lot more belly time to learn how to crawl and lift up. Well, we have hard floors and NO carpet anywhere in the house, and of course I'm concerned about him losing his balance and bumping his head. He hates being on his belly in the playpen and our bed is too soft for him to get balanced, and he won't stay in his bed because he has decided that it is only for bedtime. I even tried putting a bunch of blankets on the floor but once again if I got them soft enough to make me feel okay about him being on the floor, then they were too soft for him to keep his balance on his arms so he laid down and cried because he thought I was trying to make him lay down and he wanted to play. I asked his ped about him not crawling and she said it wasn't a huge issue if he never crawled, and we have an exersaucer and a Jeep Walker so I thought "Well atleast he's learning to use his legs" BUT today I read an article that said those are both kind of bad for learning to walk because they teach them to use different muscles and they don't really have to be able to keep their balance to stand up in them (which I know that part is true). Who knows?!?! I know you can't believe everything you read but it just made me wonder, plus I have been concerned about him not developing as fast because of not being able to play on the floor. He's doing GREAT in every other aspect though so I guess I shouldn't worry. He pulls his self up to sit and will try to pull up to standing position if you hold his hands. Any suggestions on what to do about him playing on the floor??