Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sitting update

Jack is getting so much stronger in his core.  We have been doing some new exercises which I feel like are really helping him.  He can now sit up on his own for a minute or 2 before losing balance.  This is huge!  We have been working on sitting for about 7 months now, and are so happy to see his progression.

The magic exercise:

We place Jack on this little tray and have our hands on his upper thighs to assist if he starts to lose balance.  He really has to use his tummy muscles since his feet are down  and he can't fall forward to prop sitting.

Once we put him on the ground, he immediately goes to propping:
But if we dangle a toy or sing a song or read a book, he'll gradually lift himself up and then we have a sitter:

He gets a little assistance from his hand, but he is doing so much better. He'll last like this for a minute or 2 before either wearing out or losing balance.  He couldn't do this at all a month ago.

If he has something around him, like a boppy, he does great with that little bit of support:
And if he has something in front of him to lean on, he'll sit up for quite a while:
And after all this sitting, he is exhausted:

We are so proud of you Magic Jack!  You work so hard and bring so much joy to our lives.  Thanks for teaching us to slow down and to enjoy the small things.


  1. Go Jack! He is working so hard and looks too cute while doing it!

  2. Yay, Jack! Such a cutie, and so determined!

  3. Way to go Jack! That is wonderful! cute pics!

  4. He is so adorable, and so happy, I just can't wait til Lily is doing all this!

  5. how wonderful, he is doing super. what tiring work

  6. Way to go Jack!! He's doing great. :)