Saturday, July 19, 2008

Day 300 - Emma Crawls!

That's right. After months and weeks of staying absolutely still in one place, Emma dusted herself off and decided to crawl. Lisa said Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse Auntie Susan was coaching her for the past few days. Being a nurse, Auntie Susan had some tricks up her sleeve to encourage crawling. She would try leg and arm exercises with Emma, and have Emma push her legs against a solid object to move forward. But after none of that work, intimidation and torture finally won the day (That Auntie Susan can be one tough cookie!).

Supposedly, there are many different ways that babies learn to crawl. For instance, Andrew learned to move by doing the military crawl on his stomach. In Emma's case, there was never really any transition from absolute stillness to crawling; she just started to crawl. There is a slight awkwardness to her crawling because she only uses one leg to push forward while the other leg is dragged along for the ride. She reminds me slightly of an injured Japanese soldier in a World War II movie dragging himself to a foxhole.

Anyway, here is the triumphant video of Emma crawling!


Alan Zibel said...

Hi there: Cute blog. My name is Alan Zibel.I'm a reporter with the Associated Press. Wondering if you'd be willing to be interviewed for a how-to story about baby-proofing. (saw your July 13 post)...If you're interested, e-mail me at Thanks, Alan

shelvey said...

Yaaaaay!! Emma can now crawl after Andrew and steal the toys back!

kevin said...

Wow, associated press. I guess that when Scott was saying that people besides himself were clicking on the page ... it was true!

Kathy said...

Yay! Freedom!

Good job Emma.

I'm Annie's friend btw. Your blog is awesome.


Susan Tajii said...

Could there be a cuter baby girl!!! Love, Auntie Susan, PICU RN