Friday, April 3, 2009

Moving towards "No, no"

It seems yesterday Drake woke up and said to himself, "Today is the day I will crawl!" (for the record, he is 16.5 months adjusted). I put him down in the living room and when I came back in a few minutes later, he was gone. Yeah, he had crawled into his Auntie's room, about 15-20 feet away.

That was yesterday. Today, I can already see he is getting faster and more coordinated. His crawl is kind of like a modified bunny hop/shuffle, shuffle right now. My hubby has taken to calling him "Hop-Along D". But, he is figuring it out, getting that reciprocal movement in the legs. I am so proud of my little guy. He so badly wants to be where his sister is, follow her around, get in her business.

Which leads me to the next point...getting in trouble! So far, we haven't had to discipline Drake much, because he hasn't been able to do much that warrants it. But this morning, he bunny-crawled over to Lucy and promptly ripped the book she was 'reading' out of her hands. I scolded him and took away the book, like I do when Lucy steals toys from him. "No, no, Drake. We don't take books away from people when they are reading them. When Lucy is finished, you can read that book". I handed him a different book, but it was too late. He was hysterical. I don't think I'd ever said that to him before. I (happily) think I'll be saying it a lot more.


Anonymous said...

Woohoo! for the little darling getting into trouble! :)


Hopeful Mother said...

I can really relate to this... Al.ex gets the "angel" label because he doesn't have the motor skills to get in that much trouble yet... but I can tell that he knows he can get away with a lot more than his brother!

We've seen hints of that when he heads towards the dog bowls to play in the water and then is all "who me?"

Great news on the crawling! Is he scooting on his belly or on all 4s?

Keri said...

Doesn't it feel good to say no? My son, who just turned four, started 'bunny hopping' about a month ago or so. Along with the crawling, he learned to pull himself up to kneeling. We are starting to hear 'No, no Logan!' and we love it.