Saturday, October 23, 2010

Up!

You know how you can hold most infants and they will put some pressure on their legs and stand up? Colin was never that kid. It's interesting to watch someone pick up Colin who is not a close friend or family member and realize that #1 he's not going to put his feet down to stand and #2, his body (torso) doesn't necessarily go rigid when you try to get him to stand either.
It seems as though something is "clicking" with him lately and he is making more attempts to stand, pull up and keep his feet down on the ground. It's still challenging, and he needs to be in the right place in order to do that. Colin's PT has been urging us to increase his standing time per session which we are trying to do, but he still gets that stubborness when he doesn't feel like doing it and he will literally lift his legs up off the ground. Wouldn't you expect that to be more challenging than just keeping your legs on the floor?
One game that Colin likes to play with me is "up!". I will take his hands while he is in a sitting position and say "1, 2, 3, Up!" and he will use his arms to pull up on me and stand. After a few seconds though, he likes to fall on me and get caught. This morning I got him to stand at his activity table while Mickey Mouse was on for a few minutes at a time.





This is Colin testing out his new toy box for his bedroom before I got the lid on...


...and while we were visiting friends tonight, Colin had a blast playing with their miniature piano! Piano star in the making? Look at the seriousness while playing!


5 comments:

Kristin said...

Max is the same way. Even though he just started pulling to stand, if you lift him up, he pulls his legs up and bends over!

Jenny said...

He looks so cute sitting at that piano!!

Patti said...

That is awesome! And I LOVE the photos of him playing piano!!

Rochelle said...

Yeah Colin. Those piano pics are precious.

Nana said...

CUTE!! Does he maybe need a piano for Christmas? Love, Nana