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Lenny’s made two big moves developmentally this weekend. Firstly, he stood all by himself – without holding anyone or anything – for about three seconds. It mightn’t seem like a long time but it’s an important start.

Secondly, he stacked three blocks on top of each other and actually made them balance. Sounds simple but it takes great coordination and control to put them just in the right place, delicately enough that the ones below don’t fall. Unfortunately I missed that move so I’m desperately waiting for him to repeat it.

Our days at the moment are still spent walking around, slightly hunched, as Lenny takes charge. I’ve started walking him up and down the hallways of our building and up on the roof. I’ve discovered it’s excellent for tiring him out.

So generally after breakfast we go for a big walk or kick his soccer ball up and down the hallways and then he has a big nap. His record is three hours last Friday. For a boy that used to go a whole day without a nap this is amazing! And the timing couldn’t be better as I’m juggling freelance work with trying to organise a move as well as entertain a very easily-bored bub.

Nights are still up and down. He often makes it through till about 4 or 5am but we still have rough nights like when he got his top two teeth through about two weeks ago. It looks like another two might be about to make there way so that makes me a bit nervous!

Oh and if you’ve noticed that my posts have slowed down, I apologise. There’s two reasons. Now that Lenny can move and pull himself to stand and open drawers and so on, I can’t really take me eyes off him or be more than an arm’s length away. Also, I’ve started sending Lenny messages direct to his gmail account. If you want to write to him let me know and I’ll give you his email address 🙂

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New tricks

Lenny has just started pulling himself up to standing. It started when he got up on to his knees on Sunday in pursuit of his Auntie Naomi’s beer that she was moving further and further away. As Uncle Dick put it, sometimes it takes beer to motivate a man to action!

The following day he pulled himself up on to his feet using a chair and today he’s been at it every chance he gets. If I hold my arms out he immediately stops whatever he’s doing, grabs my hands and pulls himself up. Then as he wobbles about he looks up at me with the cutest little smile making sure I can see just how clever he is.

There’s hasn’t been any more progress on the crawling front since his backward shuffle a week or two ago. Maybe he’s going to take after his Auntie Cheryl and skip that stage all together.

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