Coming Up From Behind

Where has the time gone.  Solveig turned 7 months old a few days ago.  She has not wasted a single day of any of those months but has worked her body tirelessly in attempt to keep up with her brothers and sister.  She’s way more mobile than any of the other kids were at this age.  It’s a bit scary, but what do you do.  I’ve told her to stop growing quite so fast and she is rebelling.

She’s not actually crawling yet.  She gets up on her hands and knees over and over and falls forward over and over again.  I have seen this trick before, and therefore I know with my infinite experience that it’s just a matter of time.  😉  I was surprised that she is doing so well in this department, and yet does not even sit up by herself yet.  She must have heard me say that, because about 2 days later, she was sitting unassisted for a few minutes.  We’ve been practicing every day, and now she can sit unassisted for several minutes.  She’s getting down the “falling with grace” thing down too.

As you can see from this picture, 
there are still some in the family who watch out for her stability in this area.
Elias is very protective of his little sister.  Very. 
It’s pretty easy to be so protective of someone who lights up every time you enter the room.


  1. Kathleen Whalon says

    Gretchen, they are so adorable. I just want to show them off to everyone and tell them that I’m related to these cuties!

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