Noah just turned 7 months old this past week. Now, I'm not claiming to have anything to do with this, I'm not even sure what a normal development age is, but Noah has now mastered how to sit up and pull himself into a standing position. He's also beginning to stand up without the need to hold on to something.
I was initially really excited by Noah's new found abilities, but after having to watch him by myself while Yilin was out running some errands, I quickly changed my mind. Here's the situation: it's just about lunch time and Noah's taking a nap. Awesome! A good chance for me to make some instant noodles and watch TV. Just as I'm about half way done enjoying my noodles, Noah wakes up.
"No big deal," I tell myself. I'll just let him play on his mat while I finish up. Once I put Noah down, he begins to play with some of his toys and I'm back to my noodles. Before I'm even done with my first bite, Noah has had enough of his toy is pulling himself up along the fence. He's not really all that stable, so I drop my noodles and go over to catch him in case he falls. I put him back to a seating position, give him another toy, and return to my noodles. Then the cycle continues.
It probably took me close to 40 minutes to finish the remaining half bowl of noodles, plus I was pretty tired from having to run back and forth. He's getting a bit more stable now, so we don't have to sprint towards him, but we do have to make sure he won't hit his head on anything sharp if he does fall. This brings up a whole other topic... child proofing our home. It's something that's definitely on my todo list.
Oh yeah, Noah now finds it entertaining to stand up in his crib when he can't sleep and when he wakes up.