Monday, April 14, 2008

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off...

...and start all over again, I guess.

The Boy has gotten distressingly good at standing himself up. This is a new trick - he only learned it a couple of days ago, as I recorded in the blog. Today, he decided that he was going to practice this skill. After our morning nap and his feeding, he had a nice, big poop. Considering that his poops are becoming more "normal" poop instead of baby poop, I cleaned and changed him and sat him in his crib while I rinsed the cloth diaper and put it in the hamper. When I got back from the bathroom, he was standing in his crib!

Okay, that was cool. I folded a couple of diapers, and I watched him hang out for a little while. Having a brilliant inspiration, I ran and grabbed the video camera, sat him down, and recorded. Then, I did it again, and here's what I got:

Isn't he great? He's such a cutie, and smart as a whip, to boot.

Contrast that with this video, taken about three weeks after he was born:

He did the same thing about a dozen times later, on his green toy. I didn't record that.

It's only a matter of time before he's mobile. I need to get a gate for the stairs, like, NOW.

In a way, I'm kind of sad about this development. I don't want him to grow up so quickly: I really do enjoy spending time with the baby. He's fun! It's only a short while that he's mine, before I have to share him with school, and friends, and eventually his own life and family... which will be great, I'm sure. With my looks and my wife's brains and talent, he's destined for success.

I wonder what kind of baby gate fits the railing that we have around the steps?

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