Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mommy's job just got harder....

Zac is officially pulling himself up! Exciting right? Definitely! But, let's not forget that what goes up, must come down... sometimes very hard.
Zac has been trying to pull himself up for days. The only problem has been finding a piece of furnature that is low enough that he can reach, but sturdy enough to not pull over on himself. He's pulled over Lilly's little chairs numerous times. The couch is too high for him to reach (though if I lift him to it, he can hold on). This morning, he found Ginger's post. It is perfect for him. Look at how happy he is. I think this is the exact moment that he realized he could do it.

I actually took this picture thinking he was going to put his head in, and I'd save him from getting stuck, then I would blog about the time that Lilly got stuck in this exact post when she was probably about Zac's age. He did not go that route however... Look at the excitement as he makes that first big pull up...

Ta DA!!!!!
This is very fun and exciting. The problem is that here is no happy ending to this situation. Here are the possibilities:
1. Zac puts his feet IN the hole and falls backwards on his head.
2. Zac doesn't put his feet in the hole, but still falls backwards on his head.
3. Mommy congratulates Zac and picks him up, and he gets PISSED that he got picked up.
Option Number 3 is what has happened every time so far. I would prefer option 3 over the other two, but still... we're ending in tears. I did not take pictures of the tears.
Not to leave Lilly out, here she is in the middle of a "spin" the other night.

And my two angels getting ready for a walk this morning. The walk was a clever (?) way to distract Zac from his goal of falling on his head.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Suzanne said...

Oh my gosh! He is such a quick learner! I just looked at Soren's calendar and saw that he didn't start crawling until about now last year, and he was over 8 months old. Zac is WAY ahead! Maybe it was because Soren was so heavy? In any case, hurray Zac! We've been having the "situation" of Soren wanting to sit in the big people's chairs at the dining room table this weekend. He'll just crawl right on up, and we freak out, that he's going to fall out!

Natalie said...

So cute! Way to go Mr. Zac. He really does look delighted and proud of himself. It's so funny that babies just know when they have accomplished something.

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of our little man!! Way to go Mr. Z!!!!love, Grama

Kendra Forgacs said...

golly! I can't believe it's been 4 days since your last post! that new schedule must be keeping you busy!

Becca said...

Oh - I remember those times... You can't sit down because as soon as they see you, they start moving and getting into stuff again! Good luck!