Sunday, February 26, 2012

Just Out of Reach

Gordon Lee is always trying to pull himself up on anything he can find.  Somehow, he even managed to pull himself up on a door! He put his hands flat against it and got himself up that way.

Well, we obviously are having to find ways to keep things out of his reach.  I also knew my end tables with tablecloths covering them would have to go eventually.  I just had no clue it would be this soon! Everything else that Gordon Lee has done has been right around the "normal" time for a baby to do it (e.g. rolling over, smiling, laughing, sitting up, etc.).  However, he seems to be very eager to pull himself up and also to walk! I did not expect this to happen so soon.  I walked at right around a year and I heard that most babies usually walk somewhere around 1 year.

However, as I have recently discovered, there are those extra active babies out there who walk as early as 9 months.  And after hearing other people's experiences with their babies who were early walkers, it looks as if Gordon Lee is going to be walking by 9 months.  

He takes steps already.  But with this new development comes trying to find ways to keep his curious mind engaged (because it is natural for babies to want to explore) without allowing him to get into danger.  It's a lot harder than it might seem.  But I did discover recently, that he basically wants ANYTHING that is out of reach.  It doesn't matter what it is.  As long as he has to pull himself up to get it, he wants it! 

I figured this out after watching him play several times and abandon his toys that are available in abundance for drinks sitting on tables, or remote controls, or any other number of things he is not supposed to have.  So, I started putting his toys up on a couch for him to get, and it worked! He doesn't care what he is trying to get just as long as it is up somewhere.  Since he really doesn't seem to understand (or maybe care) what the word "no" means, we have to get creative.

Here is a short video of him excitedly going after a ball that is up on the sofa.


  1. He definitely is a little boy that is one step ahead of you and many steps ahead of other babies his age.

  2. Literally lol He is fast! I can't turn around for a minute