Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Get up, stand up

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?
All this motion has led to a few tumble-related minidramas, but she mostly gets through these with a smile despite her increasing preference for expressing her desires by whine-crying.

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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