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March 21, 2006

Taking a stand

Filed under: General — Tom @ 10:50 am

In the past week and a half or so, Amanda has gone from scooting around in reverse to suddenly not being content simply with mobility. No, that’s not good enough for our girl! She has to stand. Reach your hands out to her and she’ll grasp your fingers tightly, strain a little, and pull herself up to standing. She needs help balancing, but she’s actually almost strong enough to support herself. And from there she refuses to sit back down. Try and set her back down and she locks her legs at the knees and refuses to bend. She’d be content to stand all day if she could.

While it’s amazing, it’s also a bit frightening. We’re still dealing with her being able to motor about (in reverse) and keeping the floor free of easily ingestible items. Now we have to consider all the low table-tops and shelves! We thought shoes and electrical cords and outlets were a problem – now we have to watch out for remote controls and books and other blunt – or sharp – objects that frequently get left around. I’ve said it before, but it only gets more relevant: we have a lot of work to do to get our house safe!



  1. I suppose that’s the closest we’re ever going to get to a picture of you on your site, Tom. Assuming that is in fact you.

    Amanda’s a cutie!

    Comment by Chris — March 21, 2006 @ 1:23 pm | Reply

  2. That’s me! I’m afraid of revealing too much for fear of crashing my host’s servers when all the women of the world hit the site at the same time. I just can’t have that kind of guilt on my hands, you know?

    Comment by Tom — March 21, 2006 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

  3. Uh… what’s wrong with shoes and electrical outlets again?

    Comment by Bekah — March 24, 2006 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

  4. Electrical outlets: tiny fingers can actually fit in them!

    Shoes: eating shoelaces, eating shoe-bottoms, etc. I have become REAL aware of where my shoes have been lately, and subsequently have gotten really grossed out thinking what is probably inhabiting the bottoms of my shoes, which then gets on carpet, which then gets on bare baby hands . . . seriously, I could easily go full-on OCD about this! The big problem there is that I’m too lazy to be a clean-freak, so I’d just be real stressed out about how dirty things are . . . and do nothing about it.

    Comment by Tom — March 24, 2006 @ 6:29 pm | Reply

  5. Oh. I was joking, ya know.

    Comment by Bekah — March 25, 2006 @ 10:13 pm | Reply

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