Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We have a crawler! (sort of)

Wesley and I were sitting on the floor last night after dinner playing with toys when he decided that he was REALLY interested in the Christmas tree nearby.  He dove, fell, whatever from a seated position to his stomach (it's not a very graceful move yet) and did his Superman routine for a while.  Hands and feet up in the air while bouncing on his stomach.  Then, he got up on his hands and knees and did his rocking routine.  Which, usually ends in his scooting backwards.  He's really good at the whole backwards thing and can pivot on his stomach in any direction to eventually end up where he wants to go.

But, last night, he decided to try something different.  He would lift first one hand and then put it down.  Then the other and put it down.  Then a knee.  He didn't fare so well up on his hands and knees and was getting frustrated that he wasn't going anywhere.  So, back to the trusty stomach position.  This is where he did something new.  He scooted his knees up without lifting his stomach off the floor and did a sort of army crawl towards the tree.  It was pretty tentative at first, only small movements forward, but as soon as he realized it was working and he was getting closer to the prize (aka grabbing the tree branches), he moved forward with a vengeance.  Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it was a lot faster.  Maybe we'll have some real crawling by Christmas?

p.s.  There's no video of the momentous occasion because we let some friends borrow the camera to film a funny skit for the department Christmas party.  I'm sure there will be many more opportunities to get it on tape so everyone can see our mobile boy.

1 comment:

Samantha said...

How exciting! I'm looking forward to seeing video (though you described it very well).