08 April 2005

ezra is CRAWLING

this week, I watched in amazement (and horror) as baby ezra made his way to a corner of the living room to demolish a neat little stack of our beloved books. I sat motionless as he proceeded to go after an unsuspecting collection of world globes in the corner (attempting desperately to fit each one in his mouth). now, a more seasoned mother would've swooped right in with the precision and speed of a professional to remove said child from potential harm. however, I chose to watch. the beginning of mobility... it's a fantastic thing to witness. the idea that he has discovered this and now has the freedom to explore the world on his own... it's deep, man. ava never really crawled. she sort of skipped right over that major developmental milestone and just started walking one day, so this is all new to me. and as excited as I am to watch my son in motion, I am also just a little terrified. gone are the days when we could just plop him down on a blanket surrounded by toys... my life has changed forever. this little cat can MOVE.

4 comments:

  1. Oh dear Lord, help us all...."[that boy] can MOVE, baby!"

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  2. That is so wonderful, and simultaneously frightening! I am so dreading that stage beacause a.) as we both know, it's fun having a lot of cool stuff precariously sitting around for creative inspiration. b.) it's a big hallmark of the slow separation which really begins the moment we give birth. Anyway, all I have to say is "activate the baby containment devices - get that pack n play out!"

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  3. crawling, a whole new world! congrats Ezra and fam!

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  4. Tee hee!! I had not read Ward's blog in a few days (busy getting ready for my trip *squee*), but I did today. Much to my surprise and utter delight I find my dear sis-in-law gettin' with the bloggity grove. Of course, I had to comment first on the mobility of the wee one. If I remember correctly, Naomi barely crawled -- and when she did, it was in reverse. But then she was walking by 11 months. Matt, on the other hand, was a world-class crawler. So much so that teaching him to walk was a PAIN in the REAR!! Why learn to walk when you can crawl? Anyway, as Nani could tell you, the fateful day came when he was 15 months old and she was here -- it was not an easy feat, and there was much weeping and knashing of teeth ;) Oh, and CRAWLING makes me think of the Linkin Park song (my new obsession, God help us all). Love ya, toots!!

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