Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sooo Close...........

Thad is SOOOO close to crawling, but not quite there. It is SO cute and funny to watch him try. He can get up on his hands and knees then instead of moving his knees forward, he puts his head down on the ground and straightens his knees, like he's trying to do a hand stand. It is so funny. Sometimes, he actually moves forward while doing this, keeping his head on the ground the whole time. Then he usually squats down in a frog-like position, or just rolls over. The ole roll-over technique is still a reliable means of getting around for him for now.

I am VERY anxious for him to crawl. Not because I want him to start getting into everything or grow up too fast, but because in a week and a half, I will be leaving him for a week with the grandparents, while we go to Disney World. If he waits until I am gone to start crawling, I will NOT be happy. I am NOT thrilled about leaving him for a week anyway, and if he decides to hit a major milestone while I am in another state, I will be OH SO SAD! So, we are working really hard on it. Surely he can get it-he has more than a week, right?

Here are some pics of the little man in action. These really don't do justice to how cute he is doing his little hand-stand.....

This last one, he is mid-role. He usually gives up after a moment and decides rolling is easier.
****UPDATE: I just got a couple of pictures that show the "technique" a little better...



8 comments:

Tisha said...

He is SOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!

Leslie said...

Man is he cute!

Janice said...

That's hillarious! I bet he'll be crawling before he comes here!

Annie said...

How cute!! He is precious! Ruby did the same thing before she started crawling. Not the adorable handstand, but she would get up on her feet like she was ready to walk. Ruby started pulling up last week, and now she pulls up on everything. She screams after her nap because she is standing and looks scared to death. I just know she is screaming "HELP, how do I get down?!" I hope he crawls before you leave or he waits for you to get back. :)

Becky said...

Whatever works will do...speaking for grandmothers everywhere, we love it when we get to experience the "milestones" first! :)

Dawn said...

That is danged adorable. and that little striped suit in the second set is really cute!

The Garvie Family said...

He is just about to get it. I bet he has it down by the end of the week!!

Anonymous said...

O-O-O-H TOO CUTE! CAN'T WAIT TO HUG ON HIM! LOVE GRAMMY