Thursday, March 11, 2010

Basket Boy

Our Basket Boy is making progress. He is willing and able to kneel beside the basket these days for sometimes up to 5 minutes at a time without toppling or flinging himself. He can also self-correct when he leans a little too far in any direction, including backwards. It's thrilling to see when he is able to catch himself just before he passes the point of no return. I get a little shiver inside. He still doesn't love the process, but he didn't love learning to sit either.

I didn't get any pictures of it, but he took both hands off the basket this morning at one point. He played with a toy in one hand while waving the other around. Progress, progress! I did, however, get a picture of something else pretty cool farther down this post...

Enjoy these first.
Do you see how he is sitting low on his knees in this picture? Do you see how his bum is touching his feet?
Ta-da!! Up and off his feet! We've been working to strengthen his core and his hip flexor muscles to get him to lift up on his own. It's yet another of the four thousand pieces to pre-crawling. Yay, Crew!

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