Standing and Crawling | The Life of K: Standing and Crawling

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Standing and Crawling

It all started a couple of weeks ago with some awkward, jerky forward movements and now my boy is full on crawling!

I can't explain the whirlwind this has been. Sure, Baby J had mastered rolling so he couldn't be left just anywhere anymore, but we thought it would be months before he was crawling.

One morning last week, J excitedly woke me up before leaving for work to tell me that Baby J was asleep with his bum in the air. We watched him jerk his body forward while on his stomach with big smiles plastered on our faces. Hey, we said, he's trying to crawl.

Boom! Crawling. And fast. And determined. And over things.

No more hesitant, frustrated, 'I want to go there'. No more using his head to help propel his body forward, a tactic not recommended on hard surfaces. He goes and goes.

And to add to his repertoire, earlier this week, Baby J pulled himself up using my leg. It was in our bed, which is spongy thanks to our new mattress pad, so he gets good traction. Apparently, he doesn't need that though and can now pull himself up using just about anything. He really likes using his bumbo or his car (exersaucer). Or his bouncer because it's so stable. Or a balloon.

You should see his forehead. He falls a fair bit. Sometimes he falls nicely onto his padded bum, other times it's face first into the hard plastic side of the exersaucer. Thankfully he heals quickly or we might have CPS called on us.

We seriously need to do some baby proofing this weekend. Or maybe we'll invest in a helmet.

6 comments:

  1. Awesome!

    Based on how fast it sounds like he's moving, perhaps you should consider babyproofing *and* a helmet.

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  2. You're probably right, but who wants their kid to be the one with a helmet?

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  3. Sounds like you have a very active baby, ready to explore! :)

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  4. You got that right - he "explored" the crib railing with his face this afternoon.

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  5. "He falls a fair bit. Sometimes he falls nicely onto his padded bum, other times it's face first into the hard plastic side of the exersaucer."

    LOL! Awww..Poor Baby J. Thank godness kids are so resilient! :)

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