In those 3 weeks, Arissa learned to sit on her own, balance herself and even move forward to reach things in an almost-crawl stance. For anyone who thinks, we push Arissa into doing things...No, we never do. She wants to do things all on her own and we just help or encourage her efforts. We never needed her to learn to roll over both ways so early or sit so soon, attempt to crawl or do any of the other awesome things she does. She just does them and moves on to the next thing. When we first put her in the Bumbo Chair, she didn't mind. Then she saw a toy she wanted and tried to reach for it and realized she couldn't go anywhere...And that was it. Now, whenever we put her in it, she pushes her bottom up and arches her back to get out. She even tries to lean over the sides in hopes she might topple out! It's really cute to watch her try but then she gets annoyed and starts whining. And taking her out of it just annoys her more. Her thighs are so unbelievably and adorably chunky that they always always get stuck and if you try to lift her out of the Bumbo, the Bumbo kinda grabs on and hangs from her hips. Haha...Sorry, it's just that always makes me think the Bumbo is saying "Nooo...please don't go! I was made for you and your butt for me!"
Now, Arissa has found another, maybe better, use for the Bumbo. She chews on it to relieving her teething discomfort and uses it to hoist herself up into a squatting or standing position. Yup, in the week since Mr. Bumbo arrived, she has moved on to challenge herself to start standing with support!
|Sees something she wants but can't reach|
|Wants out of what she considers confinement|
|Flapping her wings..thinking maybe she can fly out|
|Her thighs are stuck, 'Let me outt!' Lol|
|Hmph! Pouty whiny - I'm-not-happy-about-this-face|
|On bended knees and shaky legs...|
|Look at me daddy! I can stand!|