Batten down the hatches, this baby is on the move.
Watching a little one learn how to take control of their limbs is fascinating. And a little scary.
He first gained forward momentum last week, this after a full month of failed attempts. He would roll from back to tummy, lift his head and chest up, and reach forward with both arms. This movement would push himself backwards, resulting in much frustration. However, last Tuesday while J was home for lunch he figured it out (yay - we were both here to see it!). He went straight for the cords of our cell phone chargers. He's had his eye on those for months.
So yeah, we're officially baby proofing the house now.
He's not up on all fours yet, just doing the "army crawl." It's funny though, since we have hardwood floors, he smacks his fat little hands on wood like a suction cup and pulls himself forward. He's not even really using the back legs yet. We jokingly call it the "zombie crawl" (if you've seen the first episode of The Walking Dead you'll know what I'm talking about). He is lurching along.
And here's another shot of him going after, of all things, a cat toy. Never mind that he has baskets full of toys behind him. It's important that he get to that cat toy. You know, because they taste awesome.