Today has been a pretty active day for Elisha. He’s very good at pulling himself up on things now, and loves to stand tall.

He gets “stuck” though, and doesn’t know how to get back down, and that will make him cry.

When I come to help him down he usually doesn’t want to, and makes it clear he’d rather walk for a while. He was bookin down the hall at one point. Loving every minute of it.

Natasha “helped” him walk this morning too. We got some fun pictures.

He’s also waving “bye-bye” now– by waving his hand and/or arm up and down (he did it tentatively after Aiden was out the door, and purposefully today– though again after the someone (this time his dad–home at lunch to pick-up something) was out the door.

The girls and I loved it. too Cute. I wonder if this means we’ll be seeing more signing

Elisha didn’t sleep a lot more than usual last night, but I was able to soothe him down without nursing after a couple of short wakings, *and* he put himself back out for the first time since I can’t remember when.

I was going to him very quickly when he’d cry (the easiest way to settle him is to reach him before he’s too worked up) and the last time of the night he squalked, but by the time I got from my bed to his crib he was breathing steadily again.

And he didn’t cry out again for about four hours. This is a recent record. I can’t say how refreshed I felt this morning.

I guess it’s all relative…