So, I wrote a birthday post, but how about a general update on Craig the last three months? (I've been working on this for a while. It'll only go through his birthday, though. Too bad.) I know that grandparents will enjoy it, at least, so let's proceed.
We have a majorly efficient crawler. Seriously, he is quick. And he's got great form: it's perfect. He's so good at crawling, we wonder when he will decide to walk. It'll probably be (at first) a much less efficient way to travel.
A hazard of learning to crawl?
Getting stuck. Poor kid.
Since he is crawling so well, Craig can get into just about anything.
Sometimes it's a pretty neutral thing, like when he gets into the pantry and pulls out the potatoes while I'm making dinner - even though the recipe doesn't call for potatoes.
Or when he pulls mixing bowls out to play with.
Or when he discovers his sisters broom and wants to sweep with it, but since he can't free stand, he can't.
Sometimes his ability to move and get into things is a not-so-good thing.
Like when he finds the one single crayon we forgot to put away and then has a blue-green diaper the next day.
The mohawk still rocks, but Craig is getting more and more hair, so soon it probably won't be very obvious.
|Calista took this picture. Not too bad, eh?|
He can pull himself up now (obviously!).
|Sometimes he gets stuck on the stairs, and rather than rescue him, I take a picture.|
|You weren't trying to keep me away from the stairs with this stuff, were you? It's not working very well if you were...|
As I said in his 9 month post, he was sleeping like a champ... and then the was sick and teething at the same time, and life hasn't been the same since. Sigh.
|But he is still so cute when he sleeps!|
|He fell asleep amid the commotion of a family gathering, so his eldest cousin imitated him.|
|Asleep on the go, cracker still in hand|
And he loves her, too, and is thrilled when she plays with him and pays attention to him.
Craig isn't speaking any real words yet, but he loves to babble.
He is also getting a little better about his separation anxiety.
Craig also loves the cat.
He got to enjoy his first summer quite a bit.
He loved the pool, though not so much the slide.
Just like Calista, he loves to play piano. If sitting down at the piano can't fix a broken Craig, we know there is nothing that can except time.
I love naked babies, especially this one.
Happy 12 months, Craig-O!