Layla is sort of working on a couple of developmental milestones, in her own reluctant way. 🙂 Last week she was on the floor and she seemed to be very deliberately trying to work out how to crawl. She was on her hands and knees, and she would bring up one hand and bash it back down on the floor a little further out, then move her knee a little closer to her hands, etc. I was surprised because she is such an efficient scooter I figured she would forgo crawling altogether. And she very well might, because she hasn’t really explored crawling much since then.
We have been trying to work with her on standing. Whenever we try to set her down so she is standing she just keeps her legs out in front of her so she is put down on her bottom. She will stand when she can lean against something, such as the ottoman, but it doesn’t take long before she will start fussing or trying to sit back down because she doesn’t seem to like standing. She has pulled herself up about 5 times in about the same number of days. I’ve only seen it once (she was on the floor by the bathtub and pulled herself to a stand to try to reach the toys in the bath) because the other 4 times were at day care (she did it 4 times in a row there). I made some wonderful (if I do say so myself!) chocolate chip cookies with the kitchen aid mixer I got for my birthday and our new convection oven, so maybe later today I will see if I can bribe her to a stand with pieces of cookie! 🙂 I seem to remember getting results practicing walking with Hayden using food.