Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Max Stands Up For Himself

There has been a lot of talk recently on the blog about Max's less savory accomplishments -- first temper tantrums, first diaper self-removals, first poops on the floor, etc. I therefore feel that it is time to extol his virtues again, and to inform you of his latest developmental leap. Two nights ago, Ian and I were discussing Max's reluctance to walk, and wondering if we should be doing anything to encourage him along. As we were discussing this, we both happened to glance over at Max, who smiled, clapped, and then stood up. He has been pulling himself to stand for a long time, but this was the first unassisted rise to the feet. Since then, Max has been standing up, waiting for accolades, sitting back down, applauding himself, standing back up, etc. His leg muscles are getting quite burly. He has also begun taking tottery little steps, and just now he walked halfway across the room. It was like he heard Ian and I talking, and said, "Alright, already! If you wanted me to walk, why didn't you just say so!"


Anonymous said...

the best is the uncontrolled baby run, fall, bounce, and run again stuff

Chelsa said...

also the wide-apart legs while walking, like a baby sumo wrestler. Oh, it's cute.