A Little Motivation  

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 2009: 9 months old

Bailey seems to take her time hitting the physical milestones. From observing her, I don't necessarily think that it's because she's not physically capable of actually getting there, it seems she is just very cautious about her own capabilities. Don't get me wrong, she's a little dare devil when it comes to playing and flying through the air and jumping... she will totally be a little roller coaster kiddo like her Mama, but when it comes to her doing stuff on her own without my help she gets a little hesitant. With that being said, we do our best to encourage her independence and self confidence and our little one is coming around. Today she finally hit the milestone of pulling herself up to her feet on her own!! For the last few days I have noticed her pulling herself up on her knees, but she didn't dare try to step up to her feet until this evening. All it took, was me putting something that she wanted, but I did not necessarily want her having, up on the couch away from little grabby baby hands. The remote, a baby's holy grail of living room objects it seems. She spotted me trying to hide it from her and with in minutes I see her climb up on her tipsy toes to stretch across the couch and snag that remote. Once her treasure was in her hands she actually stood there, with both hands on the remote, and all her weight on her feet! This lasted for just about 10 seconds until she noticed Daddy coming around the corner to sneak a peak at Bailey's newest trick, and then she promptly tumbled down. YAY Bailey!! You did it!!!!Seeing as how this is a new milestone that was just hit tonight, I don't actually have any photographic evidence of it at this time. As she gains confidence in her ability to stand I will be sure to snap some pics and post, but for now enjoy some cute Bailey head shots and try to imagine the greatness of the moment so that you too can share the pride we feel for our little one ;o)

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2 comments: to “ A Little Motivation

  • jpeck
    September 13, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

    Way to go Bailey! That stuff is so fun...it is amazing all of the wonderful things babies accomplish during their first year of life!!

  • alyak23
    September 13, 2009 at 10:17 PM  

    Definitely! They come a long way in a short amount of time! She's been climbing up to a stand fairly often now. The very next morning she woke up extra early and promptly knocked over a laundry basket first thing and pulled herself up to a stand. I think she was going over it in her head all night and couldn't wait to try again.

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