Monday, September 3, 2012

We have a stander

Welcome back readers!  We've been home from our visit back home for a couple weeks.  I've been busy catching up on things like stocking up on groceries, appointments, yardwork, etc. so I haven't been able to update the blog.

But this is what happened tonight.

First time standing up all on my own.
He managed to get from a sitting position up to his feet all on his own tonight.  (Sorry it is from behind.  I couldn't get my camera without him falling and he couldn't turn around without falling down.)  And he still doesn't crawl.  Instead of crawling he prefers to do this:

My downward facing dog.
Or planking.  Yep, he's into baby planking on the floor.  lol  I didn't have any clue he could pull or push himself up on his own until last Tuesday when during our Tuesday 'birthday' photo sessions he did this:

Look at me mommy!
Yeah, how he figured this one out I don't know.  When we got back from out west 2 1/2 weeks ago he wasn't trying to pull himself up on the couch yet.  Okay, I lied.  He tried a couple times back home but his butt stayed firmly planted on the floor.  In the span of less than two weeks he's gone from only sitting on the floor to being able to get up to standing all on his own.

He's moving at lightning speed now. 


  1. So cute! They do grow so fast, changing everyday. Hope you're enjoying your mat leave with him, it also goes way too fast :)

  2. Yeah! How fun is that! Glad to hear you had a good trip!

  3. Calliope did downward facing dog for the longest time! I thought she would never crawl. She finally did... but almost immediately was able to crawl with hands and feet instead of hands and knees (she does both, depending on if the surface is rough on the knees)... maybe he will do the same!

  4. He's figured out how to move forward to get what he wants but in a very roundabout way. He does the downward dog, moves his toes forward then drops down onto his knees or his belly. If he isn't close enough he goes through the entire process again. Or he just rolls around on the floor. lol I'm sure it won't take him long to get the actual mechanics of crawling going.