Hi guys! How's your week going so far? Mine is so-so.... lots of changes happening with little Carter and I am just trying to keep up!! A few of my mom friends have told me that once a baby starts becoming mobile, your life will completely change!
Well that just started happening to me and that realization hit me hard yesterday. (Eeeks!) Carter is half crawling his little body all over the house and I mean all over and super fast too!! And nope we have not baby proofed the house yet. We were thinking that we would be ok to baby proof the house a little bit but we didn't really want to go all out baby proofing everything. We still want it to be somewhat free range. And to do that we would have to change a lot of things in our house. And there's always the easy option too to buy those big play pens. Hmmm..... decisions decisions.... For right now I think I am leaning more towards free range.
Well to start, my house is really not baby friendly at all. We got this house about 6 years ago. It's 2 stories and close to 4200 sq. ft. It took me about 2 years to decorate almost the whole house, finishing every room close to perfect. Decorating is a passion of mine so it was really fun for me to decorate each room slowly finding the perfect pieces, from the big furnitures to the smallest little accent detail. It's also our 2nd home so we did put much more effort and invested more money in decorating it. Unlike our first home, ha! It was pretty much furnished by Ikea!
So I am struggling to keep the living areas the way they are but still making it safe for a baby. After yesterday I knew something needs to be done. In a matter of seconds Carter is moving from one end to another. I realized I'm not going to be able to take my eyes off him at all until I make our house a little bit more safe and baby friendly. I'll need to get really creative design wise and money wise because baby proofing a 4200 sq. ft. home is going to cost some money. Plus we still want it to be somewhat free range for him.
Well, I came up with some ideas and if they work I will do an update post on here and maybe some photos of the house so I can share them with you.
We learned tonight that apparently we cannot just get any gates to put around the house. We have high baseboards so I guess we will have to get special gates that cost more. So tomorrow I'll definitely be on a mission.
Carter must have gotten it from his dad, once he gets into something he just wants to go all the way!! Lol! All day crawling everywhere is all he wants to do. Forget all his toys, right now none of them matter!! It's all about crawling and mom holding him up to stand and walk! Haha! Such a busy little guy right now and definitely keeping me on my toes!
So wish us luck guys!! And would love to hear any advise and thoughts from my mommy friends!
Now about this look. I am still loving all styles of midi skirts! This one I am wearing is a little different form the ones I have worn before. This is a flowy lace material so it's pretty girly, but I like wearing it with an oversized turtle neck sweater and booties. I'd probably rock this too with my otk boots. :)
Sweater Forever21 / Similar HERE
Have a great week guys!!