Monday, October 12, 2009

Don't look away!

So, remind me never to mention things on this blog that I'm not ready to happen. Like remember last post when I said Colt doesn't crawl and I'm not worried about it because he finds other ways to get around...well, Saturday morning Colt woke up and decided to crawl. Just like that. Like he'd laid in bed all night thinking about it and BOOM decided today was the day.

I was walking at the Race for the Cure with my mom and sister and John called to tell me he was pretty sure we had a crawler. As the weekend went on, he got stronger and stronger at it and is officially all over the place.

Oh, and that wasn't the end of it. He also decided that if he was going to crawl, he might as well start pulling up on everything. AND, why not go ahead and learn to crawl over the side of our crib? Because we wouldn't want to take our time with these, it's much more fun to dive right in.

So we spent our weekend half cheering and showing off, half chasing him around pulling coins and pieces of trash out of his mouth that he crawled and magically found, and lowering the crib mattress. Our poor cat, Faith, is on edge because this THING is actually moving toward her...her poor little lazy life is about to be rocked once again.

He has bumps and bruises on his head where he's pulled up on things only to lose strength in his legs and tumble forward. But, you know, he is SO happy. He loves it, he loves the cheering and excitement we're showing every time he does some other adorable milestone.

Watching him peer through the slats of the crib last night made me very nostalgic and sad and happy all at the same time. In a matter of 48 hours he grew up. He's SO BIG. He does big boy things and he's so strong. He's not a little baby anymore and it's only going to get worse. He's only going to grow up faster and faster and I won't ever get this weekend back. I won't ever get this milestone and that day of discovery back...we'll just march forward to a new one.

How awesome and heartbreaking.


evawebdiva said...

Aw Jessica...I find it so amazingly refreshing to read your words and get so caught up in what you are writing that I get tears in my eyes. How wild is that? I am so happy to know your are so conscious of what you have; how blessed you are and not afraid to say it. There are many couples your age who are not so cognizant of this.

Leah said...

Yay for crawling! Except that whole mobile thing. . . I've heard that can be difficult. :-D

Anonymous said...

Awe :) I remember those stages. Has he started the stage where they pull up in the crib and then cry because they can't get back down again? lol

hope548 said...

Yep, the crawling changes everything. Our son is extremely mobile. I keep waiting for the walking. He gets closer and closer to it every day. It is amazing to watch them grow and learn and develop. I always feel so honored that I get to watch it!

Cary said...

Yep, just a little while longer until he is running out the front door with "Check you later, Mom!" followed by the screeching tires of his car.

Anonymous said...

Exactly. I teared up reading this, too. Evie did the same thing, started pulling up right after she started crawling :)

Anonymous said...

We have a crawler now, too - it's scary and fun all at the same time!

Melba said...

Oh gees, what a weekend! Your comment about him peering through the crib slats at you made me sigh. I know I will eel much the same when C. gets bigger.

Anyway, congrats on your little crawler, I hope you catch it on video!!


Nancy said...

Wow. I can't believe he's crawling already. Seems like just yesterday you brought him home!