Tuesday, December 29, 2009

And she's off....

It's official now...Katie is on the move. She was army crawling across the floor on Sunday and she got up on all fours and crawled a little bit later in the day. She is also pulling herself up to her knees and playing with toys at that level. You can also stand her up at the couch or a chair and she will play there for quite a bit. She is fairly steady on her feet and a bit of a daredevil as well. Katie was standing at her Leapfrog table and turned to try to hold on to the couch. She didn't quite make it and got pretty upset. It was hard not to laugh because she was so determined!

As I sit here right now, she is trying to pull her new baby doll off the couch without standing up all the way. She is using Michael's lounge chair as a stepping stone to stand up. I forgot how much fun this age is. Watching Katie explore and learn as she sees things for the first time is so cute. And it's only a matter of time before she will be up and walking.

What's so funny is that I couldn't wait until Michael reached these milestones and anxiously awaited them. Katie crawled a bit later than Michael but I didn't worry about it. If it would have been Michael, I would have been wondering if he was on track with development. Now I know that each child does things at a different pace and has different strength and weaknesses.

And there is a video of Katie crawling on a separate post since I was having some technical difficulties.


LauraC said...

She is fast!! Alex was an army crawler and he was faster than Nate who regular crawled. We thought Alex didn't know how to crawl but if we put him naked on the bathroom floor, he would regular crawl (so his junk wouldn't get cold. ha ha!!!!)

Carrie77 said...

I was the same way with Nathan, he did not crawl until 10 months and I was sooo stressed over it. Of course, Autumn crawled sooner, at 8 months, but even if it had been later I would not have stressed like I did with the first. Congrats on the crawler!