Emma started crawling today!
Inelegantly, but crawling.
First, there were the unsubstantiated reports coming from the livingroom. "Come here! You have to see this! She's crawling!" I went to investigate, but no actual crawling occurred.
"You have to wait. It's not perfect, but it's crawling."
Emma then leaned over, in her Down Dog position, put one hand in front of the other and then...sat down! OK, I've seen that. That's not crawling. Eric insisted that I wait and watch. A little bit later, she did what he called crawling: Down Dog position, hands crawl forward, legs hunch up and sort of crab walk forward two inches and then she sits down again.
Then the real test, I was busy feeding her Very Hungry Brother and keeping a weather eye on her in the livingroom. She spotted an extension cord attached to the fan and immediately started making her very odd, inelegant way towards it.
By my reckoning, she'll figure it out in 3 days and then she'll be able to crawl right towards every dangerous item in the house. Right Misty?