Thursday, August 27, 2009

Never Leave Your Child Unattended

This is how I left Aaron in his bouncy seat while I went to put a towel in the other bathroom.
This is how I found him when I returned. Keep in mind that I was never out of earshot. There was no noise made. No fussing and certainly no crying. As you can see, when I returned, Aaron was not at all in distress. He does not appear to have fallen out of his bouncy seat. He appears to have chosen to get out of his bouncy seat and crawl around on the floor. In fact, when I walked in he gave me a sheepish smile that I swear meant he hoped he wasn't in trouble. The little turd.

Jory was actually pretty impressed with how far away from his bouncy he had gotten. This is a picture from the other angle. Right before he turned himself around and reached for the mirror. He's not crawling yet, but he can get to what he wants and he can do it a little quicker every day.
Today he mastered sitting up. He was able to do it for long periods (five minutes or more) and did not fall even when he turned his head or bounced or played with his toys. He was so fascinated with himself in the mirror that I absolutely couldn't get anything other than a side view.

On a less cute note, Aaron is flipping over when we put him on his changing table. It's come close to giving his father a coronary.


Anonymous said...

I love it! Isn't it great when your child has a first like that? Of course there are mixed emotions, because you now know he's figured out how to be mobile.
He's so cute sitting there staring at himself.
My friends at work looked at my "blog folder." They hadn't seen any pictures since the end of last school year. The aide who just had her second child exclaimed that he looked like a toddler. Lots of oohs and ahhs!
Love--OH mom/gma

AmberKoren said...

Too funny! I have a 3 month old and she hates tummy time! I guess I still have some time before she's sneaking out of things!

Spicy Magnolia said...

you have one cute explorer on your hands!

Harris Family said...

Oh my gosh!!! Somehow I missed this post! This almost happened to us the other day! I think we are finished with the bouncy seat now! I know the panic you felt when you found him three feet from the seat! YAY for sitting up!