Get Up, Stand Up!

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! ;-)

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10 thoughts on “Get Up, Stand Up!

  1. and the true fun begins…………..and seriously aaron, dont you get the same lip quiver when someone tells you no to something you want? we NEVER grow out of that…its just not as cute when a 30 year old man does it as it is when a one year old boy does it.

  2. awwwwwwwww…love those pouty lips! :( David didn’t have that, but Danielle does and it makes it harder to do anything!! Sensitive babies are OH so cute!

    That TV stand makes me nervous! I hope it can’t tip over!!!

    I’m sure you’ve got it under control!

  3. Is that TV anchored to the wall, man, because that picture scares the crap outta me. Anchor all of it, bookshelves, armoires, bureaus, everything. You really don’t want to know how I learned how incredibly important this is. Let’s just say that we anchored the whole house once my son was pulling himself up.

    Oh, and yay for MJ!

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