Thursday, July 16, 2009

Moving on up!

Fatherhood Friday at Dad Blogs

We've got forward motion! Finally! After months of anticipation, Kaylani is finally on the move. She's not getting anywhere fast yet, but she's definitely mobile, and it's not backwards for a change. The very first time was actually yesterday, but she only scooted about 1 and a half Kaylani's (that's a valid type of measurement right?) during Gymboree class. Mommy credited that movement with the smooth, slippery cushion mats that they have at Gymboree, but it turns out she was just giving a preview for what was to come today.

Around 1:45pm, I got the call that Kaylani was crawling (actually, I got a text to tell me that since I was in a meeting and couldn't answer the phone). Mommy and Kaylani were in the playroom and Kaylani was reaching out for a book. Instead of what she normally does (which is reach and stretch for it as far as she can before spinning around in endless circles and ending up further from it and crying), she scooted over to it. And when she scooted 4 more times towards it (since Mommy kept moving it further away), Mommy broke into tears. We had ourselves a little crawler!

I'm sure you can guess what I did as soon as I got home from work then. I immediately took Kaylani out of the exersaucer where she was watching Mommy cook, and we headed to the playroom. I was really hoping that she would put on a show for me, and luckily she did (unlike when she rolled over for the first and second and third times just for Mommy). Her crawl is pretty damn cute to watch. It's not a full, up on all fours, type of crawl. Instead, it's more like a one leg push and crawl with the other leg in a bent, still position. A few of her movements look fully coordinated between both legs, but most of the time it's like a three legged race, except she only has two.

Anyways, I'm probably not doing it any justice, so check out this video which has a bunch of clips put together of her crawling! She's certainly not the most graceful crawler yet, but she's definitely the cutest in my book! Oh, and happy Fatherhood Friday! Don't forget to check out Dad-Blogs for some great posts!

12 comments:

Jeph said...

Yay Kaylani!!!! Woo hoo!!! That is so cute! It actually looks like she's doing the worm...perhaps she'll grow up to be a breakdancer! Can't wait to see it in person tomorrow!

ciara said...

she's got a push-crawl type thing going. too cute. haha @ jeph saying she looks like she's doing the worm. i can totally see that! congrats on the new accomplishment, kaylani...way to go!

Lisa Sim said...

This is very exciting! Time to babyproof!

BellaDaddy said...

Love the look on her face, at the beginning..."um, please, could ya please stop shaking it, so I can crawl over to it already"...Superb!

Andrew's Daddies said...

Congrats!!! I wish I could see the video, but i can't because of a firewall at work. I'll check it out when I get home.

PJ Mullen said...

I can hear her thinking to herself 'um, dad, quite moving it and I'll get there already'...

Otter Thomas said...

It goes really fast from here. One day you will look down and she will be full out crawling. The next day she will be crawling at light speed. Get ready.

JonnyTam13 said...

@Jeph - she's very excited to see you too! No teaching her breakdancing! I know the types of boys that do that kinda stuff...

@Ciara - Thanks! Same as Jeph though. No worm!

@Lisa - Yep! Looks like we're gonna need to buy some gates...or a leash!

@Bella - She better get used to that face cuz we're definitely gonna keep moving stuff!

@Andrew's - Thanks! Hope you enjoy the video!

@PJ - It wasn't me! Okay, it was partially me moving it.

@Otter - Oh I'm ready. Kinda. Maybe? Not really at all. Oh boy.

Scott said...

I love the excitement oozing from your post. Congrats! Before you know it, she'll be heading off to college.

surprised mom said...

Baby on the move! She's too cute for words. She looks like she's thrilled she can finally go after the toys she wants! I don't know who was having more fun in the video, Kaylani or you! Keep crawling Kaylani, it's a whole new world out there!

Jason said...

I give it a week and you'll be begging her to stay in one place :D Congrats on the milestone! Way to go Kaylani!!

JonnyTam13 said...

Shes moving a whole lot quicker now. It's certainly a whole new world for all of us!