If you're going to sleep this late, you're going to miss a few minidramas.And, it turns out, that if you're going to live a life with two kids, you're going to miss a few updates on their progress. I'm not sure where I left off with Jewel, but she's developed a few new tricks recently including
- Sitting up...she's been doing this for weeks now, so it's really not news anymore, unless you get your news from my blog, where I've neglected to mention it at all.
- Standing up...she pulls herself up on anything she can. Failing that, she'll pull down whatever she was pulling herself up to. She's all about everything being on the same level.
- Jumping up...she loves to jump in her exersaucer...right up until she hates it and cries to be released.
- Crawling around...this is still a work in progress. So far, she's getting up on all fours from almost any position--lying, sitting, standing--but then the only gear she's got working is reverse. It's a bit sad to hear her plaintive cry as she backs farther away from whatever she's trying to reach. I suppose we could relieve that sadness by moving her toward it, but then how would she ever learn to crawl forward, right?
We're hoping that she notices that this only evokes polite laughter from Mama and me...soon. Like, before it evokes gritted teeth.
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