On the positive side, Cooper is starting to pull himself up, which is a quick development since he just started crawling. I'm not ready for him to start walking! Okay, that's getting ahead of things, but it is fun to look over and see him standing up while holding on to the couch, or if I have a food tray on the foot stool, he'll grab it and yank himself up (while I'm holding the tray firmly, of course).
He has even developed some attitude when it comes to what he wants. He'll reach for certain books for us to read. He especially likes it when Val reads "Is Your Mama A Llama," and will cuddle up to you and kick his feet excitedly as you read. And yes, he wants you to read books over and over and over again. I'm now an expert on Pooh and friends flying a kite as the wind blows and blows.