He wasn’t on the ‘verge’ of crawling for long. His first ‘crawl’ was in Gage’s room, moving after the Miposaur robot his big brothers were playing with. Excited shouts and claps and cheers erupted from the room upstairs and they all exclaimed, “Mom! Connor’s CRAWLING!!” I took the steps 2 by 2, racing to witness the event and join in the celebration … acting almost as if this was sure to be a one time occurrence. As the dinosaur would cross the room, Connor would maneuver, to the best of his ability, after it. His determination was precious and as we cheered him on, it was clear he understood that what he was doing was a big deal.
Within a day, he crawling around like it was old news. I still couldn’t get over his little body scuttling along the floor, his coordination improving by the hour. The boys would help him practice by enticing him to crawl forward toward toys and then move them further ahead so he’d keep going. He just went and went … crawling from here to there. His complete dependence on putting truth to the claim that ‘it goes by so fast’. He was just born, after all, right??
I recall thinking many months ago, “It’ll be so nice when the day comes that he can sit up, but not crawl … when I can just set him down, know he’s sturdy, but stationary.” That came and went in, like, a week it seems. Gone are the days of not having to worry about what a little one is getting into.
Cats, beware. You are not safe, and neither is your food!
Thank you for visiting … I hope you’re enjoying your week! All of these photos were taken with the Nikon D800 and 35mm 1.4.