Posted By Colleen on October 2, 2008
Cooper has been walking independently for about a month now. He now runs at full tilt…literally. He has that gait going where his head is about 4-6 inches in front of his feet, and somehow he’s not ended up on his face more often. He’s also signing more and trying to speak more, and has been more clingy lately. He particularly is clingy to me. When he wants me to pick him up, particularly while I’m making dinner, he’ll hug the back of my legs and moan and whine, and sometimes, will stomp his feet (which cracks.me.up).
Last night, as I was preparing dinner, he started the whole leg hugging and moaning and fussing. I turned towards him so I could speak to him and console him, telling him that I’m making his food and I’ll pick him up in a few minutes. He reached up, started saying “ip, ip” over and over. He started bouncing up and down on his feet and making pinching motions, trying to grab onto me so that he could scale me like some sort of monkey. And then he pinched me. Hard. On my crotch. Silly me, I thought once I had recovered from childbirth I wouldn’t get anymore pain there from either of my kids.
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