On Monday morning Conner woke up doing his same old thing...scooting and rolling and maybe taking one or two crawling steps here or there. Covering a lot of ground but still staying in one room. But he must have been studying the art of crawling while he was taking his afternoon nap. Because when he woke up and I set him on the ground he practically immediately took off crawling 7 or 8 "steps". I was shocked by this and not sure if I really saw what I thought I had. So I got some snacks out of the cupboard for motivation and sure enough he could practically cover the whole room on all 4's. It was just out of nowhere, suddenly he was crawling. Now a few days later the kid is EVERYWHERE! I think he had already had such a taste of mobility without crawling. He knew what it meant to want to get somewhere and be able to do it. And now he can do it fast. And now that he can do it fast he is getting everywhere and anywhere he can. He has already decided he loves to cruise down the hall and play in Kellen's room. There is a lot he can get into in there and a lot of short furniture for him to pull himself up on. He is so cute to watch crawl around. He is thrilled to be on the move and you can just see it in his face.
And although Kellen has moments of frustration that his things are no longer as safe from Conner's reach as they once were, both kids are thrilled to have him crawling and are having a blast with him. Even when Kellen gets annoyed that he grabbed something of his off the coffee table he will very sweetly tell Conner "No no Con. That's mine." and he will then find something else to give Conner that he is allowed to play with. And I think Makenna has just adopted Conner as her new pet. She loves to have him follow her around the house. She will call to him like a little puppy, entice him to chase her around, throw toys for him to go and get...it's very cute and sweet to watch. And though it makes more work for Big Mama, it also adds a whole new element of fun and excitement to the home.
Conner's crawling approach is on one knee while the other leg is up and uses it's foot to push and propel him around. Silly looking but cute and effective all the same.
Just look at the joy on that face! Does he just look destructive or what?!
Standing tall and proud!
Conner loves that he can get to his sibling and request/demand their attention now. His siblings appreciate the love and attention if you can't tell by a smile like that.
Now that Con is crawling and can get to furniture more easily he is standing All the time! He loves to stand and is cruising along the furniture. Today he started going from the coffee table to the couch and vice versa. It was the first time I had seen him move from one piece of furniture to the next. He is already learning all those pre-walking skills. Please pray for us! :)
Silly boy. I blow dry my hair for a couple of minutes. Next thing I know he has crawled into our wet shower. Please dismiss the mis-matched pj's....such things happen when you are doing a middle of the night in the dark diaper change.
Whenever I feel like I am losing my baby, that he is growing up to fast, I just go and look at him while he is sleeping. They always look so little and sweet and baby like when they are sleeping. I cherish all these moments so much!