Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Gross motor skills, or, Look at me!

He walks! He talks!...

Okay, not quite, but Caleb does sit. Like a champ!!!

He's seven months and two days old today. A month ago he was just starting to sit in the "tripod" position (with his hands on the floor between his legs for stability), but very unreliably and only for a few seconds at a time. One week ago he was sitting unsupported for several seconds at a time, arms flapping wildly for balance. Then he'd fold in half forward (that made him mad!) or topple over to the side. And now he's wayyyy cool... I can just plop him down and he'll sit for a long, long time. He can even reach over and grab toys and... yes, sit back up.

And a few days ago he became kind of mobile. I don't understand the mechanics of it, but he was scooty-scooting a little bit. Two days ago he started launching himself backwards a few inches (also made him a bit angry, since he seemed to want to go forward). And yesterday he was up on hands and knees just a bit and hiking forward, just a little. Hello, crawling? Not too far away, I fear. I'm not a fan of the crawling stage, as mobile babies have all the common sense of a fly. But I can't stop progress, I guess.

With the older two, I loved that stage where you could sit them on the floor and they'd stay put. It meant I could maybe get a couple of things accomplished.... Caleb seems to have skipped that stage entirely. Sitting and mobility have been kind of simultaneous. Great. So it's time to finish the baby-proofing, huh?

Oh, and for his next trick... we're hoping the little peanut learns to sleep all night long.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Teresa,
    I'm trying to respond to your blog and think I just signed up for my own blog...??? Oh, well, hopefully it works. I think this a great way for us to keep up with what's happening with you and the boys. That Caleb is sure a cutie...sounds like you'll be chasing three of them pretty soon! It's always fun to read what you write...must be the sense of humor...hmmmm
    Love, Karen


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