First, Miss Robin came this morning, and we worked on my belly muscles and side belly muscles again. I did my exercises really good, and she and Mommy were very happy. So Miss Robin thought she'd try the next thing for me to learn. She told me before that I had to get my belly muscles strong before I could start to practice using my legs to get up. I don't usually like to use my legs for that kind of thing. But since I have started to get stronger in my belly muscles, I can do some neat things.
Miss Robin had a thing called a "slinky" that I think is really fun to play with. She put me on her leg and leaned me forward a little to hold myself up a little with my feet on the floor. Mommy and Miss Robin were happy again that I could hold myself up and play with Miss Robin only holding me still at my diaper.
I was able to hold up good, and I played with the slinky even higher. They thought it was good and clapped for me.
I got pretty excited about playing with the slinky, and I didn't even realize I was stretching out all big and tall.
I finally figured out if I wanted to get the slinky off the ground I had to get bigger, so I pushed up with my feet. Mommy and Miss Robin got all silly and cheered again.
Then Mommy got out a pair of my shoes that help my feet stay straight. And we did the whole thing again. I stayed up for little bits and kept playing with my slinky. I even started to lean over but I stayed up with my strong belly muscles!
So today I get to say that I stood up straight for the first time, with Miss Robin's help to hold me steady. Mommy was really excited and Miss Robin said I did great.
After Miss Robin left, Mommy took me to play with Maddy and Grace for a while. Miss Karen K was nice and let me play with them while Mommy went to get some things done at home. Maddy had some neat toys. She taught me about a tea party, and she said there was tea in there, but I didn't see any.
After we got home, I helped Mommy in her office, but I tried to reach the computer when it was too far away, so I bonked my head on the side of Mommy's desk. It hurt! Here's the boo-boo mark on my head. (Mommy put a circle around it because it's not as red as we thought it was.)
Tonight I played in my bouncy chair while Mommy was working. I practiced getting my leg muscles stronger, and it was fun to go around and around.
I practiced so long that I just decided to rest where I was. Mommy thought it was funny because I would sleep for just a minute, then I would bounce a little with my eyes closed, and then I'd sleep some more. It was a busy day and I did big things, so I got tired! Mommy finally took me to bed, so goodnight!