Saturday, November 26, 2011

Caleb's Antics

So, for those of you who are interested, I thought I would update you on Caleb's gross motor development at 15 months (previously known as "lack thereof"). It seems we have a fairly laid-back (aka "lazy") baby on our hands. Until now, Caleb's preferred method of self-transportation has been rolling...literally. He would not crawl, although he gets up on all fours perfectly well, and he really hasn't been interested in climbing or cruising activities. All of this has changed over the last few weeks. He can, all of the sudden, go from rolling to sitting to crawling to pulling up. He can even stand on his own for a few seconds. He walks with his little push-walker, and will let go one hand at a time, and then look at us for approval (he waits for the applause, then smiles--what a ham!). He hasn't really tried walking, yet, but I think he's really close. He is still scared to move from standing to sitting (that's pretty funny to watch--it looks like he's try to make a giant dirty diaper), but he's getting better at it.
He is very fond of himself and us, simultaneously. He waves with one hand facing forward and one hand facing himself...sort of a hello/goodbye (ie: aloha). Very entertaining. He really enjoys patting himself on the head and face. I think this may be him trying to do the "head, shoulders, knees, toes..." thing. It's cute. It's amazing to watch him change from a pet rock sort-of baby into a little mover and shaker!

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