Nora's been able to stand supported for a number of months, but it wasn't until about a week or two ago that she was able to pull herself up to standing. Only a week ago we believe when she was taking her first side-steps along the side of the couch (what Erin calls "Cruising"). Today, we watched Nora pull herself up to standing with the water table (currently sans water), and cruise along it to the rocking horse, the chair next to the window, and finally bridge the 16 inches or so to the recliner, where the Netbook was waiting for her to play with. It was quite impressive, especially the last part, there's a good gap there for us to go between the chairs to get at the DVD's. I even watched her climb into her toy box next to the couch to try and use it as a boost to climb up onto the couch. Problem solving? She's still too short and uncoordinated to just pull herself up onto the couch from the floor, but if daddy hadn't intervened because her position was precarious, she just might have succeeded. Or bonked her head on the floor. One or the other.
And as I was feeding her applesauce, I finally asked her if she wanted anymore, and she shook her head no. Blew my mind.
Nora had a follow-up appointment with her orthopedist. Everything came back normal: no weird leg length issues, no need for physical therapy. Only needed a couple x-rays, and they all look great, can barely tell there was ever a problem. She gets up to standing by herself, "cruises" from one end of the couch to the other. The doctor isn't worried about her not walking yet either, some just walk later than others.
We've also noticed that her ptosis is getting better too, and we're not the only ones to say so.
Nora's been riding her rocking horse; we still have to put her up on it, but she has figured out how to rock herself back and forth and really enjoys it. Pepere' Lee did a really nice job on the horse, good craftsmanship. Tried to get video for you of Nora riding, but she saw the camera and instantly became more interested in that.
Nora's up to 8 teeth, and working on two or three more! She's right on track for tooth development, from what I've noted online. Looking forward to teething being done, she can get pretty cranky when they're bothering her.
Windy day, not terribly warm, but not bad with long sleeves or light windbreaker. Anyway, we got some outdoors time this afternoon.
Nora's getting-over her fear of grass - we got her to play with a couple dandelions and some loose strands of grass, and by the time we came in she could sit by herself on the grass without freaking-out.