Thursday, July 24, 2008

Time to lower the mattress

<-- This is how Logan likes to greet me each morning now, on all fours with a big smile on his face. Tonight was Logan's last swim class *sniff sniff* and as much as I'd like to continue the swim sessions, I am contemplating holding off for a few weeks to give my back a rest (I need to go in for another set of injections on Monday incidentally). It's tempting to keep him in class though, especially since tonight I felt like he was finally GETTING it.... and, I'd love to keep up on the momentum, right before our New Zealand trip. So, we'll see. At any rate, he was exhausted when we got home of course. He ate quite a bit and was super tired so I finally decided I'd put him down and see how he'd do. Sometimes, when he's this tired, if I just lay him down in his crib, even though he hasn't fallen asleep yet, he'll just roll over to his side, hugging his cloth diaper, and fall fast asleep. Not tonight. Tonight, he decided he was suddenly VERY AWAKE and was not ready to go down at all Mom. Luckily, he was in a GREAT mood, laughing and cooing and rolling around in his crib. So, I just hung out on the side of the crib with him, patting his back to see if he'd eventually wear out and fall asleep.

Instead, I was in for a big surprise.

As I've mentioned before, he's getting the hang of rocking on all fours whenever he gets the chance now. Only tonight, after getting up on all fours, he then rocked back slightly, tucked his feet close in under his butt and then just let his weight fall backwards. And then with his hands, he just PUSHED himself up, to sit up all on his own!

I let out a huge whoop, I was so excited :) Of course, that got him going the little ham. So he just laughed and giggled and smiled some more.

I put him back down on his back to see if he'd do it again (or if it was just a fluke) and sure enough, he rolled over, got on all fours and pushed himself up again. Like he's known how to do this for ages. And, did it 3 more times after that (before I finally picked him up and went back into the living room since the little terd was clearly not ready for bedtime yet).

In the middle of his 3rd or 4th attempt, Jon happened to call me on his way home. Half screaming into the phone I breathlessly tell him what he's missing, I'm so damn excited (why? I have no clue, I was just GIDDY with excitement.)

Jon says, oh yeah. He did that last night.


Well, I didn't realize it at the time, but I guess he did it last night.

What do you mean?

When he was crying last night (about 3am), and I went in to check on him, he was sitting up in his crib crying..... I thought it was a little weird that he was sitting up and wondered how he got there, but I didn't think much about it since I was still half asleep.

WELL DAMN. If that didn't just suck all the wind out of my sails.

Still, it was a super fun development to witness tonight. When Jon got home we had Logan practice a few more times in front of him too (though the kid was finally starting to wear out).

Guess it's time to lower the mattress. (My back is already wincing at the thought of it. Aiieeeeee!)

1 comment:

heather said...

Yay! isn't it amazing how they just... do stuff.