Yep…he is pulling himself up now.
I knew it was on the horizon, but now that it’s here I realize how woefully unprepared I am for it. If I thought I had to keep an eye on him before, I’m on High Alert now. I know the picture is fuzzy, but that’s the TV stand he’s pulling himself up on. Same goes with the hallway table, the couch and one ill-advised attempt in the bathroom after I put him in the tub. He tried to stand, slipped and whacked his head on the side of the tub.
In other news…
He’s mimicking us now. His Grandpa George taught him how to do pattycake and now when we clap our hands he immediately copies us. It’s very cute. As soon as I can figure out how to properly post video I’ll get a shot of it.
Also, he HATES being reprimanded. Yeah, I know…surprise, surprise right? But seriously, he gets so upset. When we get stern with him and tell him “No!” it’s the funniest thing. He looks at us, stunned that we would ever raise our voices to him. Then he gives us the most heart-melting “sad puppy eyes” look, followed by the “chin and bottom lip quiver” which eventually gives way to a completely fake sobbing.
It’s textbook manipulation. He’s more like his mother than I thought!