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So crawl already!

May 25, 2008

In a couple days Sariah will hit her 8th month of life. This means, that as her custodians, we have successfully kept her alive and breathing for EIGHT STRAIGHT MONTHS!! That has to be some kind of record doesn’t it? I’m going to google it.

Anyway, she has hit a couple more milestones that I should probably document here:

  1. The types of baby food we purchase for her is categorized in number form. She had been eating level one baby food for awhile and we have now moved her up to level two (yes, i consider that a milestone since the likelihood of my trying a bit of her food increases with each new level). I think the levels refer to the amount that a standard fruit or vegetable, say… green beans has been puree’d. At level one, the beens have spent so much time in a blender that you could probably just feed them to her through a bottle. I’m pretty sure the formula I mix up for her to drink is thicker.
  2. She is also now eating Gerber Graduates flavored puffed bite size … puff….things… that  instantaneously dissolve when exposed to moisture. Seriously these things fall apart so easily that I’m surprised we haven’t had to buy a dehumidifier to keep them from turning into level one baby food the second we open the container and expose them to the earth’s atmosphere. Admittedly, It was bit nerve racking handing her the first solid food she’s ever had – visions of her slowly choking to death on a puffity-puff were bouncing around in my head. Luckily I was so nervous that my sweaty palms instantly dissolved the puffs.  Okay, that’s not exactly true. She loves her puffs and they keep her occupied for huge stretches of time.

Unfortunately I cannot announce what should have been a milestone since she is a complete failure on one last front. She still hasn’t nailed that crawling thing. She gets up on all fours, rocks back and forth, starts to crawl and then bails out on the whole procedure in favor of rolling over. Then she rolls to wherever she wants to go. Hey Sariah, the rolling thing was cute about 3 months ago. We’re over it. We want to see a new trick. It’s like going to Las Vegas to see Cirque Du Soleil but ending up at a Celine Dion concert instead.

We’ve tried several methods to help her along (crawling around with her, putting her toys just out of reach and holding a hot curling iron to the bottom of her feet) but nothing has quite convinced her that crawling is superior to rolling. I guess she’ll just do it when she does it.

(Note: We are not actually eager for her to crawl. This is because we understand that her increased mobility just means that we will have to be even more vigilant than we already are. The only reason we are encouraging her at all is because we, like most other parents, see life as a competition and we are vicariously competing against all of our friends and family through our children. We understand that early and late accomplishments are a direct reflection on the quality of our genetics which can only be accurately evaluated when juxtaposed with the genetics of those around us.

Or something like that… anyway, here’s some more pictures

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3 comments

  1. She is absolutely beautiful! My son is 16 months and still not talking (so my husbands genetics)… cant wait for the day when we hit THAT milestone!


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