01 December 2005

look out world, here he comes

This really should be accompanied by a little video but Oliver is teetering on the brink of crawling. After a few weeks of moving backwards and a week or so of doing his best inchworm impersonation, he has figured out how to organize the movements required for forward motion. Now he just has to do it more than once.

He is also doing some nifty pivots on his tummy too. Yesterday he managed a >180 degree spin in about three very well-executed moves.

Toys are the primary motivation right now but I have a feeling once he gets moving for real there will be no stopping him. Fasten your seatbelts!


Elizabeth said...

I stumbled upon your blog today. I did a google search of babies and their furry friends (dogs). I have a 7 1/2 month old as well and 2 big dogs. I can relate to all of your entries...the crawling...the new foods he's trying...the dog hair on him everywhere...and the nap times! It's nice to read that there are other people out there going through the same things (probably at the same time) as I am. It's amazing how quick the time goes. I will be fastening my seatbelt here pretty soon too. Gabriel (my son) is about to take off too. Nice blog!

Chocolate makes it better said...

Once my daughter got up. She never got back down again. Strap yourself in for the ride and enjoy.