Monday, June 6, 2011

Crawling Videos

I've been talking a bit about how Emma is crawling all over the place.  It's more of a commando crawl and it just thrills us that she is able to get herself where she wants to go.  She started out able to only move a foot, then a couple of feet, and now she is all over the house.  I'm so proud of our Emma!  She is so determined and motivated and all her hard work on trying to crawl is finally paying off for her.  She even has the bruised legs to prove it!

I'm tickled pink to report that she has mastered the art of turning around and throws a fit when when she crawls to the stairs and we turn her around so she doesn't fall down them.  Since she can now turn she cries a bit then just runs herself around.  We are keeping a really close eye on her because we aren't going to order another custom-gate for the stairs  - by the time we get it we'll be moved and have no use for it!

Are you just as excited as I am by this news?  Well then you'll want to see her in action so I'm including some videos - Enjoy :-)

Notice how she is getting so much stronger and able to hold herself up on her forearms with her head in the air.  This is a new skill that Emma is getting better and better at the more she moves around.

Here is one of her taken from the front:

Here is one of her showing how she turns.  Keep a look out for the first few turns at the 30 second mark and the 40 second mark:

Because you are probably wondering - yes, we are planning on moving before the beginning of the school year.  No we didn't sell our house.  Yes, I am a bit jealous of all the people who put their house on the market and sell it quickly.  We have found a house we want to rent in the approximate area (no houses for rent in the school district we wanted would let us bring our dog!) we want to settle in and think it will be a good fit for us for a year.  In the county we want to move into we had 2 houses to look at that would allow dogs.  Two!  Yikes.  Good thing one had a very open first floor that was all hard wood and would allow Emma to navigate the house quite easily.  We are going through the application process, etc. now so our fingers remain crossed it will all come together seamlessly.  Chris is almost giddy that his daily roundtrip commute to and from work would be cut to 1 hour from 3 hours. - and I'm so happy for this, too.

4 Comments from readers:

Laura said...

Love it, great job Emma!

The Mom-Mom said...

My Emma certainly has come a long way. No matter the pitfalls, she always comes out shining. She is truly my shining star.

Luv ya - the MiMom

Karen Owens said...

love it!

Jenna said...

Hi Emma
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Wow what a great Job Emma! U are a courageous, strong, and determined fighter. U are a brave warrior, smilen champ, inspirational hero, super trooper, and a tough cookie.
I was born with a rare life threatening disease.