Wednesday, April 11, 2007

News Flash!

On Thursday, we took Vinny for his six-month checkup. He weighed 19 lbs and was 27.5" in height. The doctor gave us permission to go ahead and give him some green veggies. She asked if he was sitting up on his own, and we told her that he wasn't yet. She urged us to prop him up and kind of tripod him with his hands on an interesting toy.

Well, on Sunday he just decided to start sitting up, hands-free. The day before, he couldn't even sit up on his own. Then on Sunday, he could sit up and stay seated without the help of his hands!

If he leans over too far, he will fall, but really you can leave him seated on the floor and he will stay like that for quite a while. I am just amazed by how fast this development came!


Tony said...
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Tony said...

How exciting! Wouldn't it be great to know exactly what caused that threshold to be crossed? I'd love to be able to watch the neural pathways form, create feedback, and whither away, as the nerve cells build their fatty coating, electro-chemical leakage slows, all the while the muscles are adding protein, tearing, reforming and growing.

It occurs to me I have ruined this beautiful moment. Congratulations!

rachie said...

I think you enhanced it, Tony. Those are exactly the kinds of thoughts I have about these things.

And Becca, you must be awfully proud of your grandson! ;-)

Saoirse said...

That's so exciting. It must be so cool to watch that kind of development.

Rebecca said...

Tony, I agree with Rachel. I wonder how exactly these things work, too.

Rachel, shaddap! ;)

[Since everybody seems to know now, when I was at Wal-mart last week with Vinny, a man approached me and asked if he was my grandson. I didn't think I looked that old, but whatever.]