Friday, February 27, 2009

(They Say That) Sitting Up Is Hard To Do-o

But my girl makes it look so easy...








Although this is the result of several months of progress, she's been able to spend more than a few seconds sitting up on her own (we sit her up, because she can't get there by herself) for about a week now...all she's got left to learn is how to break the fall...

Nate

76 comments:

Staci said...

Way to go Gwyneth!!! There's no stopping her now!

Mommy B said...

wow - she really is growing so fast.

Banni said...

go gwyneth go! i love her expression in some of those pics...it's like "what are you looking at? i can do this all day!"

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, how fun!!! The "breaking the fall" skill came waaaaaaaaay after the sitting up thing for all of our kids. In fact, with all the bumps and bruises and owies that seem to happen, I'm still not sure they've mastered it!

So fun to see Gwyneth upright on her own! Enjoy the new view, Gwyneth (and get used to lots of random tipping over for a while!).

Kristen said...

Go G!!!

Rose said...

Big girl! she looks like a pro!

ViolinMama said...

I love the 2nd pic - her expression! Priceless!

Proud of you sweet one!!! Keep it up!! Thanks for the pics!

Missy said...

Oh, that is wonderful!!! P.S. Check out hippotherapy for building that trunk strength AND a wonderful love of horsies. :-)

She looks gooood!

DogsDontPurr said...

Awww...the milestones! I'm so glad to see that she is thriving. You guys are still in my prayers to thrive and thrive and thrive!

Robin said...

Way to go Gwyneth! Whoohoo! Five stars for being so darn cute while you are doing it too!

Shan said...

Rock On! Wooohooo for progress!

Rachel E. said...

Love how you can see Meka peeping in in a couple of the pictures. Great job, Gwyneth!

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

Way to go Gwyneth!

Gin said...

It is so fun to watch how they seem to rediscover the world all over again once they gain this new angle. She'll be entertained just sitting there looking around for longer now.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Gwyneth! You are a precious little girl.~Darlene

Phil and Pam said...

Yeah Gwyneth! Sitting up is the first step to many new and fun adventures.

Kristin said...

Oh, look at Gwyneth! Those pictures brought the biggest smile to my face tonight. High five, Gwyneth!

Anonymous said...

I've followed your blog with awe since just after Gwyneth's birth and never left a comment. However, this great achievement has inspired me to comment. Those photos have left a huge smile on my face. Well done, Miss Miracle, you continue to astound and amaze me!

Me and my Gurl said...

She's looking great. Keep up the great work mom and dad.

Angela said...

So adorable. She looks just like you.

Aspiemom said...

You go, girl! Gwyneth is so tiny, she looks adorable sitting up by herself!

Carey said...

So cute!

Jennifer said...

My favorite part is seeing Meka also "sitting" in the background! How cute is Gwyneth? Rhetorical Question! :D

amanda said...

yay. so cute. love the outfit.

Emily said...

Way to go, Gwyneth!!

Sarah said...

Such a big strong girl!!

Sparkette said...

Look how confident she looks! Good job Gwyneth! :)

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Way To Go Gwyneth!!!

Amy said...

Yeah, you look so big. Way to go Gwyneth.

The New Mrs. Rue said...

what a WONDERFUL milestone! It's so exciting as a parent to witness it, but this is just wonderful, and brought tears to my eyes. God is so merciful, and it is just amazing to see her thrive!

Also, have you heard of Bumbo seats? They're awesome! Check em out!!

Elizabeth said...

You go Gwyneth!
And I love the 2nd and 3rd pics! I love how Meka is in the background looking on! Very cute!

Anonymous said...

She is so darn cute. I'm so glad that she overcame the 50% odds of surviving. What a HUGE blessing to you all !!!

Jennifer said...

I love Meka in the background keeping watch over her :)

Chuck Wade said...

yay gwyneth! what a fun milestone :)

Amanda said...

So cute!!

Amanda said...

The last picture says, "I told you I could sit up". ;)

Jennifer-Lynn said...

That is such a huge, huge milestone. I'm so thrilled for all of you!

Ann said...

Way to go big girl! I love all her expressions.

Pam D said...

Yay, Gwyneth! I have a hard time sitting up sometimes, too, girlfriend, so you just keep working at it! I love, love the feet out in front, especially in the pics where they look SO much bigger than the rest of her. Somehow it makes me think of all things Pooh.... and Tigger... and Piglet...

Kristan said...

i thought this was the best baby stage - sitting up before mobility - you can plop them down for a long time and not worry and they keep themselves entertained so you can do something else. plus she looks so super cute. :)

Kim M said...

Wow - this is a great accomplishment! I love the way Meka is watching from behind. We tried putting pillows in back and beside of the little ones to help with those tip overs until they got the hang of it later!
Gweneth, you are a precious gift from God and many of us enjoy watching your journey on what God has in store for you!
Loving you from afar in Michigan,
Kim

Justine said...

Yay Gwenyth!!! I'm so excited for her! She is so stinkin' cute.

laurie said...

The second picture down needs a caption... "Really, Daddy, MORE pictures???"

Wilson Ramblings said...

Awesome!!! That's so much fun! Breaking the fall is certainly an acquired skill... one that my little guy wasn't too interested in acquiring. He thought it was fun to fall backwards and we finally figured out after a few months he was doing it on purpose! :) Yeah Gwyneth! Before you know it you'll be chasing her!

The Beaver Bunch said...

Her hair just cracks me up.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Gwyneth's expressions are priceless. What a little doll. She is doing so good and growing up right before our eyes. Thanks as always, for sharing your beautiful girls with us. You three are such a blessing.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

The Liebers said...

I totally read that title as "spitting up." Glad to find out that you had not posted something like that!! Way to go Gwenyth!!

Busy Momma said...

look at her!! that's so great

Suzanne and Jayme said...

Faith didn't learn to sit up until she was about 14 months old. At 21 months, she still cann't get up on her own, but she sure rolls everywhere. It's an amazing feeling to see their accomplishments, especially when they got such a rough start in life.

You go girl (Gwyneth). Way to make a lot of people proud. Keep up the hard work.

Amy Lynn said...

Nate, what a cutie you have on your hands!!!

MOBACH'S said...

she is going great! Our second daughter had to be 'placed' to sit to.. but then she would sit for what seemed like hours. she couldn't figure out the getting up or the getting down part of sitting!! Gwyneth is too cute!

applesofgold said...

Yea!!! First comes sitting! Then comes crawling...hope ya got that house babyproofed! I am amazed at how she is growing. God is so good!

My2Girls said...

I am TOTALLY loving photos 2 and 3 with Meka in the background. It's almost as if Meka is "keeping watch" on little Gwyneth. Gwyneth's own, personal GUARD dog. So cute!

Shawna said...

Yeah....what a big girl! Little steps are so exciting to see and she looks like she is doing great. As for the pudding face ~ too cute!!

Tammy C said...

Gwyneth has a whole new world to explore!

Danine said...

How wonderful! Before you know it Mom and Dad she'll be heading off on her first date...YIKES!

You go Gwyneth, nothing like sitting around all day, leasurily enjoying what God has provided for you.

Anonymous said...

Gwyneth looks so cute and grown up sitting up all by herself. She is doing something new and wonderful in all of your new posts. Way to go Gwyeth!!

Gail
Annapolis, MD

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness....she is just such a dolly! I love watching her change. Way to go Gwyneth.

barb sherer said...

praise GOD for small (and huge) miracles!!! go gwyneth!!!

Meg said...

That's so great! And, I love Meka sitting in the background. Too cute!

Twinkletoes said...

I remember those days clearly - they either get tired and just fall back or start to look up, lose their balance, and fall back. It will come...everything will come in time!

Megan said...

Awesome! I thought for sure you were going to say that something was holding her up. Good job baby girl!

Andy Lawrenson said...

my favorite is pic number 2

Kimmybeth said...

OMG! She's growing up so fast! WTG Gwyneth! I love the pic with your cute pug in the background behind her. I bet the two are a cute pair.

wife.mom.nurse said...

She just has the most wonderfully expressive little face. You capture it perfectly in your photos!

teresia benedicta&johanna anna said...

congrats gwyneth! enjoy the new perspective on life:)

Carrie said...

Yeah, Gwyneth!

Andria said...

YEAH!!! Awesome job, little gal!

Lisa said...

Looks like she's a pro! Way to GO!

brunettekoala said...

Rock on Gwyneth! Check you sitting up all by yourself with Meka looking on in the background.

Great photos!!

Jenny said...

What a BIG girl!! Way to go!

Renelle and Cole said...

Baby steps Gwyneth! You Go Girl!!! :)

Anonymous said...

that is such a huge thing....my son was born early and has cerebral palsy and he still doesn't sit up that straight (he's 2)....it is sooo amazing what gwyneth has accomplished....you are a very lucky daddy!!

therextras said...

She's ready for a chair - with armrests!
Barbara

Christy said...

It's been a while since I left you guys a comment. I still check in, though. I am so amazed at how far Gwyneth has come. Wow. She's such a big girl. Sitting up and showing the world that God exists! I love it! Way to go baby Gwyneth!

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Gwyneth! Awesome job!