I'm already realising that with a second child you don't necessarily keep track of all the milestones quite as well as you did with child number one. With two of them to look after and entertain things creep up on you rather quickly and before you know it your little one with suddenly doing something that you're sure they couldn't do just moments before.
Master C made some first attempts towards crawling in early April and the last two or three weeks he's made big progress with this. He also now gets himself to a sitting position and can sit quite confidently playing with something for a while. After a particularly long morning nap today he seemed to wake up with a new skill – standing!
Crawling round he went stright for a toy box, placed his hands on top of it and straight away brought himself up to standing. As if it were the most natural thing in the world and something he'd been doing for ages. Keen to make the most of his new skill he then did it again, and again, and again. The next time he went in his cot he instantly pulled himself up again on the cot bars and looked so pleased with himself. I think we'll be lowering the mattress tomorrow.
Keeping up with him crawling has been challenging enough these last couple of weeks, but this takes things to a whole new level. I've already caught him standing up and reaching for some of his sister's smaller toys which I'd placed on a surface that I thought was out of his reach. Another job for tomorrow is going to be another level of baby-proofing the house!
Slow down little man – I can't keep up!