Poor Jude. I have been so bad at documenting his accomplishments and milestones! We realized today that we never told any family members that he had started crawling about a week and a half ago! Yikes!
is just so busy and crazy right now! Not to mention having two little
ones means that I am in constant need by someone. When nap time rolls
around I just want some time to veg out or even take a nap myself!
we haven't been great with documenting, we are so enjoying our Jude
every day! Cheering him on and watching him thrive! I think Eli is his
Now let me update you on our sweet little crawling, pulling up 7 month old!
weekends ago Jude was just inch worming around and he hated getting on
his knees. He'd raise up on his hands and feet in somewhat of a pushup
and just sit there like that looking around, eventually coming down and
putting himself in a sitting position! Mom and Dad said that's what I
did when I was his age and that I never crawled on my knees, just went
straight to walking from that point. Here are some pictures of that:
about a week and a half ago he really got the hang of putting his knees
down and moving one hand then one knee. He really became a pro last
weekend and now he is crawling all over the place! He will come find me
in the kitchen when he realizes that I left the room. It is the cutest
thing to see him come around the corner... as long as Eli doesn't grab
him first. Eli is constantly wanting to help Jude or guide him (I guess
it's a normal big brother thing??), so when he sees Jude start to leave
he will pick him up and take him where he THINKS Jude wants to go! So
funny! Jude is always so patient with Eli and usually just enjoys the
Along with now being able to get into a sitting position
and crawl, Jude is pulling up on things and standing up assisted! He
actually started pulling up onto his knees before he was even attempting
to crawl! About 3 weeks ago (right at 7 months) he pulled up for the
first time in the boy's room on their book basket! We were so impressed,
especially Eli who exclaimed, "Jude's not a big boy yet!?"! Nowadays he
tries to pull up on everything. Several times I have found him draped
over a laundry basket or his toy basket because he had tried to use it
to stand up!
He is also loving the stairs. We have it gated off,
so only one step is accessible, but he loves to crawl over and prop
himself up! Sometimes I put some toys up there and he is content to play
on his knees.
This little boy usually appears to be the
observant and laid back type,
but he is becoming quite the adventurer just like big brother Eli! He is
ready to be on the move! Just a couple of days ago we were at the gym,
when we were finished and went to pick up the boys from daycare the
worker exclaimed, "I didn't know he could crawl!! He seemed like he
wanted me to put him down, so I did and he took off! He just seemed too
little to be doing that!" Then the next day a different unsuspecting worker mentioned the
same thing! Haha!
It's so fun to have a mobile baby! I can't
wait to see these brothers playing together and running around in the
back yard! Maybe it won't be so long after all!