Trixie has been pulling herself up and standing for about a month now. Maybe a little longer, I can’t remember anymore. Once she became vertically mobile — in addition to horizontally mobile — she demanded 10 times the attention. There’s been no time for written documentation. I miss the days when she would just lie on the floor like a slug. Those were good times.
Now she clambers over everything in the apartment. She grabs hold of doors, walls, corners and furniture. She’s most fond of grabbing at your pant legs to try to pull herself up, because she naturally wants to be exactly where you are. Unfortunately, she’ll also grab at your bare legs. This is an excruciating experience because her fingers are tiny, icy, little daggers. This is mostly because her hands are constantly in her mouth, therefore constantly wet, and the slobber evaporates leaving her hands cold as marble. There’s no good solution for this – even if you put gloves on her they would be soaking wet in 5 minutes. I’m looking forward to warmer weather or to her standing up on her own, whichever comes first.