Sunday, February 25, 2007


Ok, first off let me explain that as hard as it is...I try not one of those mothers that compares my baby to others. I was sure when Ava was a newborn she was destined to reach milestones early. She slept for 9 hour stretches alone in her crib at 7 weeks, rolled over at 2 months...I was beginning to think I'd have a walker at 9 months. And now?? I have an 11 month old who REFUSES to do what she's supposed to do at her age. And it's not because she can't, she won't! She has always been perfectly content to lay, and now sit on the floor for long stretches of time and completely entertain herself. And believe me I am NOT complaining. She used to throw herself backwards when I put her on her butt. Now she assumes the crawling position, only to gently lay her head down and roll to whatever it is she wants. The child will roll until something stops her, and if it's small enough she just rolls over it.

Her thighs are so strong though...and I honestly believe that if she could pull herself up on a table with her feet she would do it...and she tries. She does everything with her feet, picks her bottle up with her feet, picks her toys up with her feet. Mark my words...this child will either be the worlds greatest gymnast, or in the circus somewhere. We didn't dub her the nickname of "monkey toes" on the day she was born for nothing.

But anyway, getting back to the original reason for this post. You can imagine my utter delight when the following events of the day happened.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C:

That's right. My baby finally pulled up...and landed on her head...and I can assure you that she was not injured during the course of the event.

And I am so proud of her.


mamaof2sweetangelboys said...

Kendall does that sometimes, doesn't do some things he should for his age, but he was 3 weeks premature. That's not a bad thing that Ava uses her feet too ;) That's so cute of her pulling up :) Congrats Ava~Way to go :)

Holly said...

Hey, thanks for delurking :) Our little ones are so close in age. And crawling is sooo overrated. One of my nieces skipped it altogether and went straight to walking. Also? the laundry basket pictures are greatness.