Friday, November 04, 2011

Just when you think...

A week ago, I took Gav to the pediatrician for a well-visit. Upon our arrival, I was handed a developmental survey full of yes-or-no question. The receptionist's instructions were to "answer until you get three no's, then stop." 

So I started answering questions like, "can your baby push up on hands and knees?" and "does your baby turn when he hears your voice behind him?"  I reached the end of the survey, having only answered one "no" the whole time. The only thing I said no to? "Does your baby stand supporting himself by holding onto furniture or other objects?" 

I'd really never seen Gav do this. I figured he might be able to - he can certainly stand while we're holding onto him - his hands are just always so busy, I didn't know that he would hold himself up. I didn't worry too much about him not being able to do it; they had given me the 3-9 month survey, and he's only 6 months old. I figured he was ok. 

Later that week, I decided it was time to drop the crib mattress a few notches, because Monkey Man can get from a crawling to a sitting position by himself. So Jonny helped me readjust the mattress. When we finished, I said, "Thanks babe. I figured we had better do that soon, because now that he can sit up it won't be long until he can pull up." As I said that, I set Gavrel in the newly-dropped crib, saying, "Look at your big bed! You're so big!" I set him down to check out the new vantage point. 

He immediately grabbed the crib railing and pulled himself up:


I'm sure this won't be the last time he makes a lier out of me. I'm also sure I'm glad we dropped that crib mattress!

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