Sit up straight, young man
I can’t believe that I forgot to mention that Alex sat up on his own for the first time last week. I missed the first one — he was with Stefanie during her lunch break while I caught up on some work at the office — but he sat up for me for a good 5 or 10 minutes later that afternoon. He still leans over sometimes to help balance himself, but it’s amazing to watch him straighten up and look around.
He also has started trying to work his feet and legs underneath him so he can stand up. He hasn’t quite figured it out yet, but I predict that he will stand up for the first time in the next month. One more exciting piece of news: Alex doesn’t seem to mind sitting on his stomach as much anymore. He still usually rolls over within 5 minutes of being placed on his stomach, but he doesn’t complain nearly as much as he used to. Great news all the way around.