he’s doing what?

We’ve had a busy weekend here!

On Friday evening Monkey was standing up on the ottoman–with help, of course. He was holding on to my fingers facing Firefly, when all of a sudden he too two steps toward her, paused, and then took two more. We just kind of looked at each other in shock. He’s always loved standing, and on occasion he’d lift his feet off the ground, but he’s always just put them right back down where they were. Firefly went and got the video camera and we got him doing it again. Then we got down on the floor and Firefly stood on the other side of the room, and he took some more steps. We got that recorded, too, although he got distracted by the kitties and some toys on the floor so he didn’t get too far. A little later I was in my office and Firefly had him in the sitting area in our dining room (I know that sounds kind of odd, but if you’ve been in our house you know what I’m talking about). He walked all the way across the room and almost to my office, which is a good 10 feet or so. Crazy!

He also figured out on Saturday evening how to move himself sideways on his belly. He used to hate tummy time, but now if we put him on the floor on his back he rolls over and tries to get himself up and moving. He went a good four or five feet on his own at one point. If he does stay on his back he tries with all his might to sit up, doing little baby crunches.

We went to the zoo on Saturday with his aunties Bennder and GOB. He loved the aquarium! I got a really nice picture of him looking at the fish swimming by while Bennder was holding him:

We all had a great time and I had fun playing with my camera. Double bonus for me!

Today he and I did some more playing on the floor while Firefly went out on her motorcycle for a quick ride–her first time this year, and really longer than that since she was pregnant this time last year and didn’t get to ride. Monkey was on his belly with his forehead on the ground, put his arms straight out in front of himself, pulled his knees up under, then pulled himself forward. Not quite a crawl, but quite close. He also managed to get on his hands and knees with everything off the ground except his forehead.

This evening after Firefly’s softball game he figured out that if he gets his head up off the ground and turns it to the side, he can lower it very slowly and not have his face on the ground. He seemed to like that a lot and did it a few times, grinning at us the whole time. Up until now it’s just been lift and lower, but always with his face toward the ground. It seems like every day he’s figuring out something new. It’s so amazing!

Okay, enough rambling from me for tonight!


1 Response to “he’s doing what?”

  1. 1 Tori April 19, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Wow! Way to go little man! 🙂

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