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!"