As I said in an earlier post, N is working on standing. It's hard to believe-- it's taken so long for him to get to this point, but he has finally decided that being upright may have its advantages. In the beginning he would stand briefly, and then fall forward onto his hands. He seemed to think that we were cheering his fall back to the ground because his actual standing time was so brief that by the time we said "yay N!" he had fallen down. As a result he would purposely do a quick stand and fall, looking around for our approval. After playing this game for a few days, we were not so ready to cheer, and so his standing time has gotten longer. I was watching him from the kitchen yesterday. E was dancing around him, and he wanted to join in. So he stood for about 10 seconds, waving his arms like she was, trying to dance. Then he caught my eye and fell back down. But he is doing so well-- maybe he'll walk by 18 months!