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Look Ma, No Hands!

December 15, 2011

Jasper started standing without assistance this week. For James, this milestone was followed about four seconds later with those first zombie jolts forward. He was all, “oh ya like that eh? Check this out.” But Jasper is not in a hurry to get anywhere or impress anyone. If a baby can lumber while crawling, Jasper does. Unless the dishwasher is open. Then he gallops.

He also started spoon feeding himself this week with measurable success. I’ve been testing the waters for awhile now: placing the bowl on his tray, handing him the spoon, standing back. This is the first week I haven’t had to pry the spoon out of a fist of mush and hair (my mouth is around here somewhere…) or mop up a trail of supper leading to a very rejected spoon (no thanks! I’ve got ten spoons of my own. Five on each hand). But every now and then, when he thinks I’m not watching, he’ll gently place the spoon beside the bowl, stare at his fingers longingly and wrestle with his conscience. The first of life’s many spoons.

*You may have noticed the scene to Jasper’s right in the first photo. J.D. appears to be biting James’ forearm. Christmas break cannot come soon enough around here.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jean permalink
    December 15, 2011 10:10 pm

    Great update on the Jasper nation. Wish we could see him face to face, get a load of those incredible eyes and watch him do ‘lumber transference’ from crawling to walking.
    His meal looks…um…appetizing?

  2. Mary Caudle permalink
    December 16, 2011 9:11 am

    Sweet little child — doesn’t get any cuter than in this picture!

  3. Phil! permalink
    December 16, 2011 9:32 am

    way to go, Jasper!

  4. Eileen permalink
    December 16, 2011 10:38 pm

    Yay! You’ll have to keep the video camera at the ready to capture those actual first steps for posterity (and for all of us too!)

    I’m sure that since you’ve been through this before, you are in no hurry either to have Jasper out of the “lumbering” crawling stage, knowing just how much more mischief they are capable of once they learn to walk (and then, in short order, run!)

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