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Since Tim won't post here, but he will on the Tun ... I'll post for him :)



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Subject: Defense, Defense!



Hi gang -



Now, you're probably all wondering about the title of this little missive.

Well, it has nothing (really) to do with basketball (or any other sports),

military maneuvers, etc...



My daughter, who just turned 7 months last Friday, has been crawling for

about 2 weeks now. With this newly gained mobility, she has set off on a

determined path to demonstrate to Annette and I just how *un*-baby proof our

house is. Fortunately she has not pulled anything down on herself (yet), but I

foresee a considerable amount of time on my belly in the next week or so to

determine what her "effective range" of fire (so-to-speak) is :)



Anyway, shortly after putting all the crawling motions together in the right

order to actually conduct forward motion, she began trying more advanced

skills...such as pulling herself up in her crib or using other furnitur…
Yup. My little one sure is determined. Josh went upstairs less than 5 minutes ago and left Joy in the living room. She's now here in the office with me looking at the lamp. She made it from the kitchen part of the hallway to the office in about a minute and a half. Yup. Definitely time for some gates. .... And time for me to vacuum the office a bit more thoroughly.
Guardian Unlimited Observer | International | Sun's rays to roast Earth as poles flip 'These solar particles can have profound effects,' said Dr Paul Murdin, of the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. 'On Mars, when its magnetic field failed permanently billions of years ago, it led to its atmosphere being boiled off. On Earth, it will heat up the upper atmosphere and send ripples round the world with enormous, unpredictable effects on the climate.'


After reading The Left Behind Series, I could guess that the above speculation could lead to that one judgement where the Earth/humans are subjected to intense heat. But, like the scientists, it's just speculation.
Guardian Unlimited Observer | International | Sun's rays to roast Earth as poles flip 'Reversals happen every 250,000 years or so, and as there has not been one for almost a million years, we are due one soon.'

Wouldn't this be an indication that the Earth isn't as old as scientists would have us believe?????
Yesterday was a day of firsts. Now that she has figured out crawling ... I put her in her crib after a shower so that I could dress. I put her against the back of her crib, sitting up. She immediately went to the crawling position, crawled to the other railing of her crib, and PULLED herself up to a standing position. And stayed there for over a minute! just looking at me. I finally closed my jaw and took her out. The floor really is the safest place for her now I think.
WOOHOO! I made a sale. I listed some books at Amazon this past week and some have (ok, 1) has sold. It's a start.
Peter Pan is a hard book for me to read, I didn't realize it till we started reading it aloud today. Man, something about that era and run-on sentences. Not that there were many of those, but some of the sentences didn't make sense no matter how many times and different ways I read them. And his metaphors ....... well, it doesn't make for easy reading these days. And here I thought I was an accomplished reader!





Joy is officially crawling! She put it all together just a little bit ago as I was reading Peter Pan. All of a sudden there was a baby at my feet when she had been about a body length and a half (of hers) away when I started). I had been watching her out of the corner of my eye and saw her move hands and knees, but it didn't click that she was crawling.



Josh just came to me with Joy in arms. I said, " I didn't hear her crying". Josh replied, "She wasn't."

"Then why did you bring her to me?" I asked.

"Because she's get…
She did it! Ok, this isn't as big as rolling over, but it's still big for me since I finally got to see the whole process from start to finish.



For the past week or so I have suspected that Joy could sit herself up. I'm pretty sure I witnessed it this past Saturday, but she went back on her stomach so quickly and the bumper was in the way (she was in her crib). But today ... I sat her on the floor, and went to her tummy almost right away (so much for sitting for hours at a time *sigh* -- she's really determined to crawl) and then she was about a roll away to the right and sitting up again!



Usually I see her doing this half sit thing, but never fully going back into the sitting position.... and there she goes. She's sick, and that makes her cranky..... And Josh wants to go play at a friend's house.



More later if I get the chance. But my baby can sit herself up!

Now I am getting tired again. Very tempted to go back to bed, but what would be the point. Alarms go off in an hour. Well, maybe an hour more of sleep will do me some good.
Joy sort of crawled the other night. Monday night to be exact, during 7th Heaven. She sometimes gets very determined.... But, she was on her hands and knees doing the butt-wiggle when all of a sudden, out went an arm, and then the opposing knee... and then flop on her belly. Up she went, and then the other hand, the other knee... flop on her belly. She did this a few more times till she had the item of her desire (I forget what it was, something she probably shouldn't have but wasn't too dangerous I guess :) )



She's getting pretty mobile with just rolling around too. I'll sit her down in the middle of the floor and ten minutes later she's halfway across the room! And it's not even proper rolling (at least, not when I actually watch her, she never seems to move much when I am actually *watching* her) ... I digressed.... oh yeah, she starts out sitting, leans forward in a controlled fall to her belly (she's great at that now) and then rocks and rolls wherever …
I can't seem to sleep. I woke up about 3:15 a.m. to give Joy her feeding. Got that done, turned down the heat (actually, told the program to run itself, I had forgotten to do that before I passed out) and then found that I couldn't sleep.

She seems to be coming down with a cold. Probably got it from Maykayla. I love my niece, but I think I will Lysol everything she touched of Joy's the last time she was here. i got the humidifier from Josh's room, set that up, then came down here. I've managed in the last 45 minutes to refill Josh's Rx online, get another article into the Talley Times and get a partial itinerary to my mom. Southwest has a special right now, so hopefully she can get it. If not, I'll be looking for the cheapest fares I can find elsewhere.