March 24, 2011

Houston, we have a crawler

I am putting together pictures and videos (very) belatedly for your 10 month post,  in fact I may just have to combine it with your 11 month post!  However, I had to make a quick note to record the fact that Sunday night...you crawled! Like legitimately crawled at least two feet. 

You have been gearing up for this the past week and I could tell you were so close. I was worried that you would crawl on a day when I was at work and I would miss it. Just the day before we were over at Nani and Papa's and I kept taking video trying to get you to crawl, but you mostly just ended up on your tummy making cute faces and my favorite new noise ("Oooh" which sounds like it has three syllables)


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Sunday was The Big Climb where Auntie Em and I, along with some friends, climbed 69 flights of stairs to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma society. I got home in the afternoon and we invited Nani and Papa over for dinner. Papa and I were playing with you on the floor when you started eying my laptop power cord. I went to move it and then decided to see if you would go for it. We had tried all of your favorite things to swipe already: my iPhone, glasses of water, the remote control, but nothing had worked. This time you were determined. You got this look on your face, you zoned in on the cord and you were going for it. Up on your knees you made four slow thought out movements...you crawled! Suddenly the room burst with applause and I quickly snatched the cord away, much to your chagrin.

When I texted Auntie Em to let her know she cheered and asked if I got a video. Not yet, I said. I hadn't even thought of it. Sometimes I find myself so eager to record and document every moment that I end up missing things, viewing life through a camera lens. I didn't miss this.

I'm so proud of you my little bean. Luckily Nani and I had just returned from Babies r Us where we purchased many outlet covers and cabinet latches. I think YOU were waiting for US.

Monday night when we picked you up from Nani & Papa's we made sure to get tons of video. We set up block towers to entice you. You just cannot resist the urge to topple. This video shows the up on all fours crawl, but you now mostly favor the one arm, one leg, pull and drag crawl. It is freaking adorable.

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You are on the move and into everything! Life is changing quickly...no more leaving you in the middle of the floor so I can run to the bathroom, that is for sure! Yesterday I left you in your nursery for one minute to rinse a diaper and you managed to get all the way across the room and pull five containers of wipes off the shelf! You were so proud.

Ok, just one more video

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For real, how cute is that?

3 comments:

  1. Oooh how cute!! But you're right, no more feeling confident that she'll be where you left her when you need a bathroom break! Crawling definitely changes everything - but it's so fun!!!

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  2. Those little pigtails will never get old. Just like a puppy, time to move everything you don't want chewed up!

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  3. Oooh how cute!! But you're right, no more feeling confident that she'll be where you left her when you need a bathroom break! Crawling definitely changes everything - but it's so fun!!!

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