Friday, May 04, 2007

It's finally happened

I have been waiting and waiting and growing so impatient for Luke to figure out the crawling thing and he FINALLY did!! I was playing with him on the floor on Tuesday night and he was laughing and having fun and suddenly figured out that if he moved his hands AND his knees that he could move forward. He only did it just barely but I knew he had finally got it and was so happy.

Since he was about 6 1/2 months old he has been up on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth and seeming that he was seconds from crawling. However, he never made any attempts to crawl. Slowly he figured out how to move his arms forward but those back legs stayed still. Then he figured out how to go from his stomach to his hands and knees, then into a sitting position, which kids usually don't figure out until they are already crawling. I swear he has done everything possible in the crawling stance EXCEPT crawl. But that's my silly backwards baby. When he was learning to roll over, he rolled from his back to his stomach first instead of the other way around which is just weird.

On Wednesday, he kept trying more and barely moving his little knees a half an inch forward, but he was trying. Finally on Thursday I actually had my camera handy and captured this:

I thought the song was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, if I don't say so myself.

He still isn't crawling too much and whines a great deal when I move things out of his reach so he will have to crawl to them. There is a big difference in my kids there. Once Cameryn figured it out, she was gone and crawling here and there and I was always on the go watching her and following her around. Luke seems (for lack of a better word) lazy about the whole thing. Like it's just easier to cry and scream and whine to mom so she will pick me up or give me what I want. I know it has only been about 3 days since he started crawling but it is just so silly. He'll figure it out in his own time I'm sure.

I'm just happy that he got it cause I was starting to worry that he was going to skip crawling like so many kids do now a days. I didn't really think he would because I've always put him on his stomach like I did with Cameryn but I worried anyways. I just have to remember that my children are different people and that boys and girls do things differently and at different times also.

As I'm writing this he is crawling/scooting slowly around my room getting into everything. He especially likes doors so he can open and close them (as you see a little bit of in my video). For some reason though he always rams his head into the doors as well and then cries about it but still keeps doing it. I think he just wants attention when he does that.

He also had another first yesterday. His hair was already growing so long that I had to ask a friend of my moms to cut it for me. It looks very good for all the wiggling, head turning and crying he did. If you compare the pictures in the video to the pictures of Luke in other posts you'll see the difference. I think he looks so handsome. She also cut Cameryn's for me, not that she needed it. I just don't do that great of job when I do her bangs so I asked Nancy to trim her bangs for me and she also took like a half an inch from the back. I'm hoping that it will thicken up her hair a little bit. I forgot my camera but I took some with my mom's. When I get those picture I'll post them cause they are so cute.

1 comment:

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

OH MY GOSH he is DARLING!! What a great milestone! And the hair cut too, of course.

The still photos were so perfect! His eye looks completely correct these days... that is awesome!