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…

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