That’s the first thing most people say when they hear about Katie’s newest trick – crawling. And, as I soon found out, they’re right!
She’s been scooting around on her belly for some time now, and a couple of weeks ago it turned into a type of army crawl. Last weekend she mastered the full out, hands and knees crawl. I’ve been in trouble ever since.
In one weeks’ time, she’s become so much more active. She’s always on the move and she’s always into things. Gone are the days of laying her on the floor with a toy or two while I run and put clothes in the wash!
Also behind us seems to be the days of having a baby that always wants to be held. Suddenly, she’s always squirming, trying to get down and move around. That does make it a little easier for mommy and daddy to get things done, but I’m not sure I’m ready for a baby that doesn’t need held all the time. I wonder if that’s just a phase that will pass as the novelty of mobility wears off? I kind of hope so!
It’s so much fun though, to see her crawl across the floor after the dog or the cat. It makes my day when I walk in the door and she crawls over to greet me, and yesterday she melted my heart when I was sitting on the floor and she tried to crawl onto my lap.
It’s been so exciting to watch her learn. She’s still a little wobbly, so she tends to tip forward from time to time. Sometimes she’s paying so much attention to the whole “right hand, left hand, right leg, left leg” thing that she forgets to look where she’s going and runs into walls and furniture. But she gets steadier every day, and she gets faster every hour.
Here comes trouble!