Thursday, November 30, 2006

She Crawls!

Well, Thanksgiving vacation in Utah worked WONDERS for Little Chub!! Seeing all of her cousins running circles around her helped her realize that she could actually move...and so she did! Little Chub learned to crawl with many fans cheering her on, and she also pulls up to a standing position on things that are taller than the 1 foot in height that she could previously stand with. Now, she still doesn't crawl much, but her favorite thing in the world is to stand up holding on to the nearest stable item (and sometimes unstable) she can find. Then she just stands there, and it looks like she's practicing how to stand up with good balance. I will try to get a picture of this soon...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More on Mobility

So Little Chub has made a little bit of progress on the path to mobility... Sunday night was a squirm forward. Little Chub was playing on the floor with her toys and started eyeing a ziploc bag with a loaf of chocolate chip pumpkin bread in it that we had on the floor to occasionally grab chunks of. She started reaching for the bag, and right when she was about to get it, I moved it forward a foot or two, so she squirmed her arms and legs and got closer to it, and I moved it again. So she squirmed again. And again. And again. And again. You get the point. She squirmed probably about 8 or 9 feet, all to get this bag of pumpkin bread. (She did rather like the taste of it, but I think she was a little more interested in the bag.) Then, I moved the bag so that she had to turn, and she squirmed bit by bit halfway back before she got tired of chasing the pumpkin bread. The funny thing is that she had no idea when it was all done that she had done something she's never done before, and personally, I think it's because she's been capable of this for a VERY long time. So, now my hopes of her starting to crawl are coming back. I'm thinking maybe this time it actually won't be too long before she really crawls! She'll be 9 months in 5 days!

Friday, November 03, 2006

New Teeth!

Lest I forget, I should also mention that Little Chub has 6 teeth now!! Her "two front teeth" came out a couple of weeks ago, and the next two followed shortly after. The teething seemed to be giving her a lot of problems, but she only woke up 4 times in her 11 hours of night time sleep last night, which is really good for her these days.


So, I haven't posted on here in over two weeks, and you'd think that maybe, just maybe, Little Chub would be crawling by now, right? WRONG! She still lies on the ground on her tummy and wiggles her little legs and arms, trying to move forward, but gets nowhere. Every once in a while, she'll roll over once, twice, maybe three times, but that long awaited first crawl has yet to happen. I've kind of given up on hoping she'll do it soon, so when she actually does, I'll be pleasantly surprised.

Crawling aside, Little Chub, a.k.a. The Chunkiest Chunky Monkey Ever, dressed up as--you guessed it--a monkey for Halloween. We went to a little pizza party in our apartment's courtyard, and she and I marched in the little costume parade they had. She was very cute!

Unfortunately, most people thought her costume was of a bear, which I have to admit is the first thought I had when I took it out of the box, and I KNEW what it was supposed to be! But in the end, who really cares what the costume was? She looked dang cute in it, whatever it was!