The art of crawling. Did you know that there are apparently 6 different types of crawling? The belly crawl (a.k.a commando), The Classic crawl, The Bear crawl, The Crab crawl, The Leapfrog crawl and the Roll. You, my dear lad, have embraced three of these crawls. You started off with the belly crawl which served you well for sometime. Then, you moved to both the Classic crawl (using arms and legs in a rhythmic alternating fashion) and the Bear crawl (all fours, arms and legs like sticks). You’ve become quite speedy and can even bring things with you. Perhaps one of the most motivating sights for you is the open door to your brother’s room. Corbin has been quite clear that his room is off limits to you. Apparently, he doesn’t like the way you take apart his rail layouts. So, we generally try to respect this and while he has to share with you everywhere else, his room is sacred. However, when you beeline it down the hall to his open door only to have that door closed before you reach your destination, you are very disappointed indeed. In fact, you hate it when any doors are closed on you. There are usually tears. Perhaps you will grow up to be a person who seeks opportunities.
September 1st was your first day of day care. You didn’t hesitate for a moment. I handed you to Deb and you wiggled and tried to shimmy down her torso to get to the toy room. Now, you have been to daycare eight times and today when I dropped you off I put you down in the front foyer and watched as you Bear crawled your way to the toy room never looking back only forward. This month you have been eating more and more finger foods. Just like Corbin, you love blackberries. You also love cut up pieces of watermelon, apricot and nectarine. In fact, you love food and seem to be keen on trying anything at least once. We’ve taken to calling you Hoover Hamish just because your enthusiasm is unmatched in the 4 and under category. It is becoming more and more evident that you will look up to your brother. I think you already do. Anything Corbin does you are interested, which is probably why you like his room so much. Sometimes Corbin plays with cars on the kitchen floor. The other day, I turned around to see both of you, on your bellies, cars in hand racing on the linoleum.
You are not only getting around fast, but you are pulling up on everything. My guess is that you will be walking – or close to it – by the next monthly post. But, perhaps one of the most significant milestones – perhaps bigger for me than for you – is that you have been sleeping through the night since September 29th. I feel much more rested and have more energy for writing and organizing our house. And for this, my dear boy, I thank you. What follows is a bit of a review of the month.