Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Look At Me!

Up until a few months ago, Colin wasn't interested at all in bearing weight on his legs. In fact, any attempt on our parts to get him to stand, even if it was just on our lap, was met with a little boy who would immediately bend his knees and actually hold his legs up.


Then, right before we moved out of our old house, we borrowed the "Johnny Jumper" from the Gallagher family, and Colin became more interested in jumping. One of my go-to pieces of equipment that I would use at school was the rainforest jumperroo during drop off because Colin would get so excited to jump that he would practically dive out of my arms.


We are finding more and more that Colin is willing to bear weight and is starting to combine that with pulling to stand on the toy box or couch (if there is something motivating there). He may start in a bear position and then will use his back muscles to extend into a standing position. It's exciting and is allowing me to invision a little boy who will be running into my open arms in the future. It's amazing how much cuter he is in an upright position!

"Hi Guys! Look at me!"

13 comments:

Kelly said...

YEAH Colin!! Way to go:) You & Landon are soooooo much alike!! This is very exciting:) Isn't it so nice to see all that HARD work paying off??!! What a sight he will be running into your arms!! Congrats, Colin for all your hard work........(and congrats to mommy & daddy for all their patience)!!

Rochelle said...

Yeah Colin, but seriously, cuter in an upright position? I don't know how he can get any cuter?

Kristin said...

Go Colin. We're (well, Max is) right there with ya.

Lori said...

Yeah!!! Keep working, little man! You are doing so great! =)

Lacey said...

yipee, look at that boy stand!!

Melissa M said...

Love the grin and that pointing finger!! Way to go Colin.

Melissa M said...

Love the grin and that pointing finger!! Way to go Colin.

Wren said...

Yay Colin!!! Turning into such a big boy!!!

Colleen said...

so proud of him :)

Heidi said...

Great job Colin!! He is so cute - love those pictures!

Jorie said...

Yay Colin! He looks so tall! Love him and all of his accomplishments! (and you and Chris too of course!)

Adrienne said...

Woo-hoo Colin!! Great job buddy!!!

Anne P. said...

So cute! Way to go, Colin!! You'll be running in to Mommy's open arms before long. I bet it will bring a tear to Mommy's eye, too! :)