As previously referenced, Emmett's doctor has been somewhat concerned about his lack of interest in refining his gross motor skills. Who needs standing and walking when one can zoom around the house on hands and knees like no one's business? Certainly not him.
Thus, she referred us to the County Health Department and their Early Intervention Program for evaluation.
After an hour this afternoon of Emmett's playing with blocks, cups, spoons and board books under the watchful eye of three county health employees (all while his big sister whined about not being offered any of these new and intriguing toys herself), we received an assessment similar to what we already knew: he is a great communicator and quite intelligent, but he's also "laid back" (this is what we, in this house, refer to as "lazy") and, thereby, doesn't care to stand if it's just not necessary. And to him, it's not.
So we'll just keep waiting and hoping someday he'll care enough about that toy we place just out of reach to actually go for it. And someday, I'm sure, he will.