So, after last week's big surprise, I spied on Noa's room cleaning activities to see if I might be able to catch the lady in action... and I did! It's pretty exciting, if I do say so myself!!
The video is a bit long (even with a break in the middle). I started when she first reached in the direction of the walker. I just put it where it had been the week before. Towards the middle of the video, she realized she still had a few toys to pick up and I was afraid my camera might run out of space so I paused filming until she seemed to finish with that.
I figured I'd include the full video here because I think the moves leading up to standing are also interesting.
In other news, Noa had a quiet but fun weekend. Since she had her COVID shot on Friday and it was that time of the month, we just figured we'd take it easy and that seemed to work fine for everyone. She seemed to be a bit tired Saturday but other than that no real reaction to the second shot.
She was very glad to be able to do her spinning swing outside in the nice weather.
Noa had a great weekend at home, which included a bunch of signs that we don't understand and a surprising and very exciting development!
Now for the amazing story: One of Noa's usual weekend tasks is "cleaning up her room" - basically, she lays on the floor, we dump her toys on her head and she sorts them into four bins: bumpy blocks, brown blocks, balls and stuffed animals. This is usually a time when we can sneak off and doing something fun like dishes or laundry. On Saturday, Noa was "cleaning," Jeni was in the basement and Ben was in the kitchen when Ben heard a noise. It sounded like someone was walking around upstairs. He thought it must be his imagination - still, he decided to check.
Upstairs, Noa's toys were all cleaned up (a bit odd because she often takes her time or get distracted playing with items) and Noa was gone. Jeni must have come up, he thought, but then where'd they go. That's when he saw Noa in the corner. STANDING with her walker.
To be clear: Noa had been lying on the floor. The walker was not within her reach, as far we knew, she didn't know where it was.
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