Julia was about 8 months old and crawling rather slowly. While I Shredded, if I saw her moving toward me, I had about 30 seconds to move out of the way. Now she's 16 months old and wants to do jumping jacks right next to me. Her jumping jacks look like the standard toddler dancing with some arm gesticulations. When I do push ups, she climbs on me as if I'm a horse. I already have to "push up" my own weight, I don't want to add 20+ pounds of her weight to my already tired arms.
Have I said that I like toddlerhood a whole lot better than infanthood? I think with our dear Miss J, she was freaking pissed off when she was born that she couldn't do anything. With every milestone where she could exert some control over her life, she became slightly more at peace with the world. For most kids, I think they are happy when they reach the 3-6 month milestones. But not Miss J. She became more content at roughly 13-14 months old. I think we've recently seen another big jump in her happiness due to being able to communicate more. She's not saying a whole lot. Actually I think she uses more sign language than words. The point is that she's able to communicate the major things, and that alleviates all of our frustration levels.