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!