Saturday, January 19, 2013

Will she crawl?

Once again, it's been a while since I've posted.  We are so busy around here!  It has been such a pleasure watching Aria grow and listening to Soleil as she talks up a storm and getting Gabriel ready for Kindergarten!  And Rani and Autumn are finding out what it's like to be an adult and to have adult decisions to make.  It's nonstop!

And Lily?  Well, Ms. Lily is trying her best to crawl!!!  Just the other day, I was playing with her on the floor, and she kept getting into crawling position (which she does quite easily these days) and sitting up with her feet under her.  I began clapping my hands and trying to get her to come to me, and she'd reach for my hands.  Then I'd clap them on the floor, and she'd get into crawling position and paw at the ground, trying so hard to coordinate her arms and legs to get her moving.  Dave came in the room, so I had him take my place, so I could get behind Lily and help her move her legs. Before I could start, though, Lily would look back at me and then make herself move so that she was facing me instead of Dave!  She turned herself completely around to play with me!  Later in our play, Dave put his hand under Lily's chest while she was in crawling position and just gave her support.  That was what she needed because with that support, she was able to move her legs as if she were crawling.  (She can move her arms, it's just the shifting in weight that is difficult for her.)

And get this:  It's not easy for her to do, but today, she finally inched each leg forward!  We've never seen her do that before on her own!

I sit on the floor and play with Lily, and we have such a good time.  We play, and something rings in my heart where I JUST KNOW she's going to crawl.  I don't know if it's a mother's intuition or if it's hope or what, but I really believe this girl can do it!

Ha!  Can you imagine?  A two year old running around and Aria crawling all over the place. . .then keeping up with Lily, too!  Oh, yes!  I will definitely have my hands full!  

Bring it on!

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy for Lily! She continues to inspire...