For a few months now, Eliana has been doing a fabulous job of sitting up. It started one morning at library story hour. She had been sitting unassisted for a few seconds at a time, but that morning in February when I sat her down in front of me, expecting to move her onto my lap as soon as I got myself positioned comfortably, she just stayed sitting. And stayed and stayed. Twenty-five minutes later, at the end of story time, I picked her up to go home. Who knows how long she would have sat if I hadn't moved her.
Ellie is such a good sitter that it has been tough to get her to move on to the crawling all over the place stage. She has been content to sit and play with the toys within reach, sometimes for an hour or more at a time before she accidently falls or gets pushed over by Tommy. She hated the falling over I think, so she just stayed put, falling only on an as needed basis.
Until this week. FINALLY she figured out the graceful fall and is letting go of her fear. Lots of demos, and I think it came down to the fact that she was watching Tommy progress to all the fun stuff without her.
Tommy is also starting to let go. Yesterday and today he stood several times for a second or so without holding on to anything. Maybe just a half-second before the little whump! onto his bottom. But he is getting very good at the one-handed barely paying attention stand!
The other news of the week is about teeth. On Thursday evening I noticed two additional teeth on the bottom and then this afternoon I found one more new one on the top, with another one looking very close to the surface. So he now has 7, almost 8 teeth, and hopefully he will be getting a break from teething for a few months. It's been a rough week around here. Tommy has had a nasty bout of diarrhea since Monday which finally started slowing down yesterday, and we are thinking that the new teeth are the root of that problem. Or maybe it was all that pizza last weekend?