Milestones: Learning to sit

Dear Maya,

One of the reasons I started this blog was to capture milestones. Its pretty insane how parents get talking about "when did your baby do this?" or "is she crawling/walking/talking/doing long division yet?" I have to be honest, less than a year ago I thought all "those people" who talked about stuff like that were from a differnt planet. As Uncle Shawnie likes to say: "It's your world, I'm just passing through." Once you came along all that went out the window. Defenestrated, if you will.

We aren't just talking about that kind of stuff now. We're selling it on the street corner.

Anywho, before I get too sidetracked. You are sitting on your own now. You have been for some time. It's almost a ho-hum deal now. But still, it was a journey getting here. It's time I captured that journey to the best of my memory.

So right when you were about 3.5 months old, Grandma told Mommy that Maya was going to be in Lyssa's wedding. You were going to ride in this awesome tricked out wagon and your cousin Hannah was going to pull you along.

Aw. How cute.

(panic strikes Mommy and Daddy)

How is Maya going to be ok sitting in a wagon without our help in just over 2 months?

Cue Rocky training montage. It's time to work those baby abs and learn to sit.

June 29, 2012. (2 months & 2 days before operation wedding wagon)

You seem like a natural from the start. Head is stable. (for the most part) There is a little trepidation but you seem ok if we have your back.

July 1, 2012. (2 months 'til go time)

With a little help from your pillow friends your doing good.

July 10, 2012 (2 months. 3/12 weeks way.)

Hold on crabby pants!

July 12, 2012 (tick. tick. tick)

Balance. It's a tricky thing.

July 15, 2012 (W. T. H.)

July 19, 2012 (The whels come off. The. Bus)

July 22, 2012 (Just under six weeks until wagon time)

"Training wheels" time. You do fine in that bumbo contraption!

July 25, 2012) (still doing good with props)

August 4, 2012 

Getting better everyday!

August 5, 2012. (less than 1 month until the wagon drops)

You got this kiddo! Just add some confidence!

August 26, 2012 (6 days from d time)

We are so impressed, proud and genuinely happy with your progress. We even have enough confidence to put you in a cart for the first time without your baby seat. GOOO IKEA!

August 29, 2012 (2 days. 1 day before our flight leaves. Operation wagon is commencing)

See how good you are doing? Not only can you sit and support yourself but you can play with toys while sitting. Our little multi-tasker. :-)

8/30 - 9/5 (The wedding visit)

The wedding and entire Ohio trip was a blast. You did great in your special little wagon!

September 12, 2012 (circletime)

So everyday at your new day care, the older students and a teacher participate in circle time. They sing songs, laugh and learn. These are pix from the first time you sat in on circletime all by yourself. They said you were the youngest baby to ever sit in on circle time solo. Little overacheiver. 

September 18, 2012

Now you're just showing off. "I can pick up two blocks, one with each hand and put them both in my mouth at the same time! Oh yeah, I'm sitting too suckas!"

September 28, 2012

Sitting by yourself? Oh, that was so 1 month ago. This is a piece of cake! You want to see something impressive? Watch me stand! 

But that is a different story...


Love Daddy