sitting up?

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sitting up?
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Thu, 11-17-2011 - 8:55pm
Any other babies sitting unassisted? Dh was messing around and put Malachi in a seated position and let him go and he tripoded and sat by himself! My first DS didn't do that till 8 months
We were shocked. He just started rolling across the floor today too but that is expected. Is sitting up normal now? I told dh to stop it because I don't want Malachi to grow up from being a newborn yet :(
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Fri, 11-18-2011 - 8:49am

Ashley is not sitting up unassisted yet.

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Fri, 11-18-2011 - 1:53pm
Some babies can begin to sit unassisted at around 5 months, others take longer. Jenna is starting to sit in a tripod without assistance, but I'm never far away because she gets excited and starts kicking her legs or thrusts herself backwards suddenly.

I am torn between wanting her to "stay a baby" or wanting her to grow up as quickly as her brothers did. My oldest was walking (holding only one of my fingers) at 5 1/2 months, and Jesse wasn't too far behind so it seems weird to me that she's not doing what they were.

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 5:13pm
I had to look up what the tripod sitting was, never heard that before. LOL. :)

Bruce can sit in the tripod position and is working on sitting up unassisted more and more every day. As of right now, he can keep his balance for a short bit (about a minute or so) and then he either goes back to the tripod position (if he gets his hands down before he falls) or ends up falling on his back.
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Fri, 11-18-2011 - 6:50pm
I haven't tried it again. I don't want him doing it because he does like pp said, falls over backwards! I take it to mean he still isn't ready.
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Registered: 01-29-2008
Mon, 11-21-2011 - 1:46am
Zaydren has been tripod sitting since 11w I want to say and starting this last week will sit 5-10 minutes fully upright playing with toys. He's 4.5months old.

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Thank you Dedi and Kelly for my
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Mon, 11-28-2011 - 10:13pm
I was just wondering about this! Brynne can sit for maybe 30 seconds unassisted but then topples over.
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Tue, 11-29-2011 - 8:21am

Ashley started sitting tripod and unassisted for <1 minute this past week (she'll be 6 months on Monday - 12/5).

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Sat, 12-03-2011 - 6:53am

Hugo can sit up for ages now unsupported, he'll be 5 months on the 5th Dec...but he's a big boy, weighed over 20 pounds at 4 months and yes, he's ebf ;-)

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Registered: 10-12-2008
Sun, 12-04-2011 - 3:15pm

Angie has been sitting for a couple weeks now - first with tripod sitting and now with more balance by herself.

Cynthia

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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 12:26pm

That's a great picture Cynthia!!!