Monday, November 9, 2009

Luke can stand up! It's official!

After surprising his daddy on Friday by standing in the middle of the lounge floor, away from any possible supports, when Neil turned around, Luke crawled outside on Saturday, and stood up on the concrete patio as I was walking towards him. It took every ounce of self-control I have to continue walking calmly towards him, fighting the urge to either run screaming to catch him in case he fell and hit his head or scream and clap loudly because he is so clever!

So we now know how he does it- he goes from the spiderman crawl position, and using those abs, just stands up, bending from the waist. Very clever. I am so excited that I have been modelling this move maniacally and repeating "Stand up, no hands!" and raising my arms in the air to prove it. I must look like a loon ;) (As if I am not...)

I will try to catch him in action soon, but you know how it is with kids and cameras.

Oh, and Ben has another strep throat which requires a third round of antibiotics-sigh- but hopefully he'll be better soon.


Nan P. said...


Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

your little luke is adorable! a great BIG congratulations to him on standing all by himself!!! way to go :)

Sharon said...

Go Luke!
My son, Daniel also did a spider crawl when he was little. It's amazing how quick they can get that way.

Anonymous said...

way to go Luke!! (And way to go to you for your self-control!)

Cheri said...

Whoooooo hooooo Luke, way to go!!! BIG milestone!!