We have liftoff! Nolan has accomplished a feat so great, so epic, that I am shaking with pride as I type this. My baby is a crawler.
That’s right folks, the Great Noldini decided that it was finally time to join the ranks of his peers (and, actually, of some babies 2 months younger than him!) and do the previously unthinkable: exert actual effort toward his goal of movement. Yesterday Nolan pushed himself to the limit, battled past his pesty thigh rolls and crawled for the first time. Thank the good Lord.
Now, he is certainly not a graceful crawler. And he is definitely not a walker. Not even close. Ok I’ll be honest, he’s not even a baby who can pick his haunches up an appreciable distance off of the ground. It takes a sharp eye to see that what he is doing is crawling.
But *technically* Nolan is a crawler, and we’re rolling with it. (Please refer to the definition for crawling above, before you watch the video. Nolan is more of a “drag your body close to the ground sort of baby-athlete). Please don’t judge his form too harshly, just let us celebrate.
Oh, and if you’re wondering what it is that Nolan is struggling so mightily for, it’s a Cheerio. That’s right folks, like his mother, Nolan is motivated by food and food alone. We’re setting up good habits and healthy associations now.
Boom. I’m not even going to hope for the meeting of any further developmental milestones until the next calendar year. We’re maxed out over here.
If anyone else has a baby victory they’d like to share, via photo, video or story, please do so. Perhaps we can create a self-help/motivational collection for the infant and toddler set.