He Did It!!!

Well, as you know, Nathan’s been diligently learning how to crawl.  In this post, I talked about how Nathan moved about by mostly rolling all over the room and crawling backwards, then he figured out how to move forward in a crawling/shimmying/lurching motion (click here to see the video). And you can read about the first time he took his first actual “Crawling Steps” by clicking here. And now?  In just the span of a few short days, he’s started crawling with his belly off the floor.


There’s been a couple time’s he’s scooted backwards, but it’s mostly when I use The Deep Voice to tell him “Not for Nathan” when he reaches out to touch the entertainment center. You know the voice. The voice that says You’re about to get into Deep Trouble, Mister.  Only I don’t have a deep voice, so when I use it, it sounds more like I’m gargling with gravel.

So when I use The Deep Voice with Nathan, his outstretched hand will stop its reach in midair, hovering uncertainly. His fingers will twitch with anticipation. He wants to touch what is Off Limits so bad. Really, really bad. But he’ll turn around, hand still outstretched towards the Forbidden Loot, and he’ll look at me uncertainly. “Don’t touch that, Nathan,” I’ll say. Then he’ll scoot backwards, plop down on his bottom, and stare forlornly at the object.

So that’s about the only time he really crawls backwards now. He prefers to be up on all fours and since he’s just learned how to do it, so he doesn’t have the speed just yet. And sometimes he gets a bit wobbly. And guess what else? I GOT A VIDEO OF IT!




  1. That cracks me up when they crawl backwards, how cute! Mine used to scoot backwards and get themselves stuck under the edge of the sofa all of the time.
    .-= Suzicate´s last blog ..I Prefer Blizzards From Dairy Queen =-.

    • How adorable! Nathan used to sometimes get himself stuck under the coffee table. He would scoot underneath it, sit up, and because our coffee table has a wooden overhang around the edges, he wouldn’t be able to get himself out from under it! The poor guy would just bump his head on the overhang.

  2. OMG! Congratulations! Do you have any idea how lucky you are to capture one of the biggest FIRST moments??!! Do you know what the odds are? Go buy a lottery ticket right now! I am not kidding!
    .-= submom´s last blog ..Contract =-.

    • I’m beginning to see how lucky I was! He’s now crawling pretty well and I’ve been carrying my camera around nonstop for the past few days trying to capture some video of it… but Nathan just plops down and smiles at me every time I turn the camera on. I’ll get that video one day! I’ve got a couple tricks up my sleeve!

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