Tags: growth

8.5 months

Flash: PANIC!!!!

aiden_freeman has just successfully (with monitoring against falling) climbed the stairs from the 2nd to third story. Pretty much entirely by himself.

He had some difficulty with the first half and getting to the first landing. Then tackling the second half he was fast, efficient, and determined.

The boy can climb steps.

We haven't quite figured out down yet. So... now the second baby gate has gone up.

wheeeeee!
Alien

So let's see. What is sheer terror

aiden_freeman had gotten to the point where he indicates when he wants to sit up. He holds out his arms, I take his hands and he pulls himself to a sitting position.

For those that are worried, I do not pull on the arms, he does this entirely by himself.

Well tonight he decided to mess with my head.

He started waving wildly, so I took his hands.

He pulled himself up (what seemed to be) very quickly. So quickly that I was convinced he was going overbalance and fall forwards.

Instead, as he rolled past his center of balance He stretched his legs.

That's right.. he went from a laying position through a sitting position and stood up.

Now he can't sit or stand fully on his own. But watching him rise to his feet assisted, knowing that it was his decision to get to his feet was amazing. And just a little bit terrifying.

P.S. I wrote this as I was dozing off. interestingly, every-time I nodded off, I kept typing what was at the edge of my brain. I've had to delete at least 5 lines of subconscious drivel.