Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Up, Down, Up: Learning to Sit and Stand

I think that I can relax a little.  Sadie appears to have mastered the fine art of standing up and sitting down on her own.  She has a few different tactics that she uses to go from standing to sitting, depending on the situation and her mood, with varying degrees of success, but for the most part she is no longer plopping backwards and banging her head on the ground.  

When she's near the couch she tends to sit down very slowly.  It's very obvious what she's doing, before she does it, because she puts her hands out in front of her and sticks her butt out behind her.  Then she leans back very slowly, until gravity finally takes over and a moment later she's sitting on the ground.  

When she's feeling a bit more patient she actually squats down first and then works her way into a sitting position.  This is the least nerve racking move that she knows, because she doesn't risk crashing into the ground.

Once in a while though, she still gets stuck.  This happens when she sits down, but keeps holding on to something with one hand.  This has only happened twice, but she was really upset about it!

I still can't believe how fast she's growing and learning!  She's explored the entire downstairs now, which keeps me on my toes.  Her favorite room in the house is the kitchen.  

I don't think it will be too much longer before she's walking!


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