Thursday, July 12, 2012

Movin' on Up!

For months (it seems), we've been focusing on trying to get Levi to assume the quadruped position. He's hated it from the beginning, but is slowly becoming more accepting. In fact, lately, he's been doing it on his own for a few seconds at a time! Of course, this is completely in stealth-mode only and it's taken forever to capture it on film. I've even witnessed him doing the tiniest bit of rocking while in this position. This was only possible to observe because I was entirely hidden behind the nearby furniture, using a complex system of mirrors to reflect his image back to me. If he'd have known I was watching, it never would've happened...

So this is what they've been requesting for months? No biggie...

But when did this development come along? When Levi has become more interested in standing, of course! His progress never makes any sense to me... but mine is not to question why, I suppose!

So now that all he wants to practice is pulling to a stand, the standing is leading to other things, including the instinct to lift his feet and practice stepping. I find this immensely exciting; therefore, this little video...

Two weeks ago, he wouldn't do anything with his feet, even if I tilted him to the point of almost falling over. Now, with just a little tilting, he's bending his knees a bit & lifting his feet and moving them forward. I suppose it's more of a shuffle, but every great accomplishment begins with just one small step... Go Levi!!


  1. Your Levi is so handsome! I am so glad that I stumbled upon your blog. Thank you for sharing this post, Elina is just about the same age as your son, so it is encouraging to share similar experiences. She is also just starting to step forward, and it is a miracle just to see that instinct kicking in! I am also struggling with quadruped excercises, she has always resisted it, but loves sitting and standing. I am looking forward to keeping up with your blog.


    1. Thank you, Claire. Those stubborn kiddos - just doing stuff in their own good time ;)


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