Calvin is just starting to crawl. He’s been working towards it for so long now, it’s nice to see him have some success! He’s got a really cute mix of regular crawl steps with little frog hops – he’ll rarely take more than 3 or 4 crawl steps without throwing a hop or two in there. If he gets tired, he’ll still do the inchworm – hop his legs forward and then lay down to try to reach something. Either way, he’s able to cover a fair amount of ground now. On Saturday he made a break for it and tried to get outside – it’s the most I’ve seen him crawl in one go, but of course I didn’t have the camera running. The other night he was sleep crawling – for over an hour, every time I put him back down in his crib, he’d flip over and get up on all fours and try to crawl, eyes closed, totally asleep. It was crazy! When I picked him up, he’d go totally limp. He’s just working so hard on developing the skill that his poor little brain won’t give him a break.

He’s sitting up really well now, too. For a long time he showed no interest and if I tried to sit him up he’d fling himself backwards or to the side. Ever since he figured out how to sit up on his own, though, he’s gotten really into it.

We’ve had a hard time getting good video of the crawl. In this clip you’ll see him get frustrated because I keep moving the toys just out of reach to try to keep him crawling. Mean Mom!

He’s showing a lot of interest in containers – his favorite toy right now is a little plastic tub that we keep some of his other toys in. He likes to dump it out and play with it. He’s also started to explore and go after the bins of clothes that we keep on the lower shelf of the changing table. He’s doing a bit more climbing and pulling himself up on things, too. He’s not pulling all the way up to standing, but he’s getting close enough that we have to lower his crib mattress to make sure he can’t get out of the crib.

He is one active kid right now! It’s a lot of fun to watch his new skills develop.