Thursday, July 26, 2007

We Have Liftoff!

So, Isaac is crawling. Everywhere.

He was trying hard before I went to NY, but a series of events seemed to stall him.

1. We went to NY, where everyone held him. All the time.
2. When he wasn't held, he was confined to very small areas with hard floors.
3. He started to push up on his feet (instead of knees) and then he didn't know what to do.
4. He learned to sit up on his own. This pleased him and he spent a couple of weeks just sitting around.

Finally, he realized his potential for mobility and began to work hard on this new skill. In the last couple of days, he's gone from scooting on his belly to his intended destination to the "One Legged Jiggy Crawl" (props to SarahPowers who coined this phrase after observing Jake Paine crawl 9 years ago). He keeps his right foot on the floor and pushes off with it, dragging his left leg behind. Kind of like a skateboard. It's pretty cute.

He's learned that with great mobility comes great explorations. He's found every little thing on the floor (prompting frequent vacuumings). He's found magazines, books, Jake's Transformers, cables, cords and old bones of Lucy's. It's an adventure.

We bought some gates today. We are in a whole new age of baby raising...


Jessie said...

I'm so jealous that Isaac is moving. I know it will take a lot more parenting but it sure is fun to watch. Plus, now you can find all the things you lost.

Andrew is obsessed with hair. When he began crawling he would stop and pick up my hair on the carpet and then keep moving. I was amazed that he could find one piece of hair but now I see he has OCD and now I'm not so surprised.

Jennifer said...

I didn't know they actually moved across the floor that young...what have I gotten myself into??

Just kidding, just kidding - that's cool that he's already got a patented crawl...we need a video of it!!

Karis said...

Ok! I posted!

~stevesgurl~ said...

Bye Sarah!! I hope you have a great week!! We will miss you and Isaac. I will try to keep my blog updated just for you!!