They ask you "is he walking?". No.
Standing independently? Nope.
Pulling to stand? Not really.
Crawling? Nyet. (yeah I've had to start learning to say No in other languages)
At 13 months he is starting to belly crawl and is getting closer every day to pushing to sit. It's...a lesson in avoiding mompetition.
This is a lesson I still need to learn. Read on:
A few days ago we went to lunch with friends who have a baby the same age as Sam (a 46er). She is at least on track with milestones, probably advanced in some areas (frankly I've lost track of the track). Her dad saw Sam drinking from a straw cup, and told her, "Watch and learn."
I'm truly not even that jazzed that he's "beating her" in straw cup skills. (Okay maybe just a smidge.). But I'm absolutely thrilled at the notion that, for the moment, he has something concrete to teach his typical peers.
He always will I think. Emotional intelligence is such a powerful thing. And that, I know, Sam has in spades.