I don't want to deceive anyone. Finn can't (or won't) yet pull up to standing on his own, but he can and will hold his own weight when placed in a standing position (provided he has something to hold onto). Progress! Personally, I think he's doing fabulously!
In PT these days, we are mostly focusing on getting him walking. Eun places weights on his ankles to build strength and stamina and then she walks him several laps around the living room and dining room.
Truth be told, he's usually crying within a few minutes. I think part of it is that he doesn't like to be manhandled and bossed around - he'd rather do what he wants to do (and who can blame him?), and part of it is that it IS quite a workout for him. No pain, no gain, right?
Eun, who has been his PT since he was just a few weeks old, is predicting that he'll walk on his own by 16 - 18 months. That sounds very optimistic and hopeful to me. I'm just trying to go with the flow and see what happens.
What else Finn is up to:
~ He now transitions easily from sitting to crawling and from crawling to sitting.
~ He pulls up to kneeling.
~ He gives kisses. Okay, they are sloppy, open-mouthed maneuvers involving lots of slobber, but I think they're the sweetest things anyway :)
~ He knows his way around the house and favors the playroom or wherever his brothers and sisters happen to be.
~ He's no longer biting me while nursing! We're happily back on track there.
~ He says "mama", "dada", and "baba". He's been saying "mama" for months, but I think it's fairly recently that he's begun associating it with me. I'm not sure about "dada" and "baba". He doesn't take a bottle, so I don't know what "baba" means to him. But, it's still something that he has mastered those consonants.