Saturday, June 30, 2012

Progress in two parts

One week Sam officially crawled. The next week he sat back up from crawling. The next week he pulled himself up to standing. Today we'll have to drop his crib down again.
HOW do they do this so fast?? He was trying/learning to crawl for months. Now it looks like he'll be walking in no time.
Rachel has been sitting like a pro for weeks. Now she is not content to be still. She rocks and rocks and wants to be on the move. She's even getting on her tummy and knees and then gets frustrated that she can't get anywhere. It's going to take some time before she learns, so it's a matter of weighing her level of frustration before we move in to help.
When Sam got frustrated we just rolled him back onto his back because he wasn't sitting yet. When Rachel gets frustrated she doesn't want to sit she wants to 'move.' So she usually gets put into the jumperoo to use up some of that crazy energy. I think she may actually do most of her practising in her crib because the second we put her down she curls up like a little turtle or snail and we find her in all kinds of crazy positions.
I kind of look forward to her being mobile as I'll know what she wantsand she'll be better able to defend herself against Sam's attention. Right now he has the upper hand as she can't move away from him when he wants to pull her hair or give her kisses or is oblivious to the fact that he's sitting on her lap or her back. However, then I'll have to switch modes and start teaching 'no' to both of them.
Good times. Busy times.
Both Sam and Rachel are super huggy right now. I'm loving it.

1 comment:

  1. I must admit, quite jealous of baby hugs!