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He's on the move

By ginny - Posted on 25 July 2009

Being a stay-at-home mom, I am generally the one who gets to see and hear the firsts for my kids. Rolling over, sitting, crawling, walking, talking, I'm the one daily helping them reach these milestones. I do try to call dad and let him know, along with anyone else who will listen, as soon as I can. But logging the most time with the kids means generally seeing and hearing things before any else. Kyle is trying to break that cycle.

About a week ago Kyle started babbling. But it was Kristian, not I, that first noticed he repeated "mamama" when I left the room. This is of course not the happy voice, but the so sad, crying "mamama" that so many children start with. The "how could you leave me" voice. While he has continued to do the "mamama" he has added some other sounds too. The difference, these sounds (including the "d" sound) are done in a much happier tone. He makes these while playing on the floor rather then crying.

In addition to the sounds, he has also started to move. Once again, he opted to show this to his dad before me. Last night he crawled (army style) across the kitchen floor. Kristian tried to get me to come see, but by the time I got there he had run into the cabinet and was crying. So, we tried turning him around. No luck, he wasn't moving. Then we tried backing him up. Once again, nothing forward. All I got to see was the spins that I see all the time. I know this is just the start, and frankly I'm not prepared for him to be crawling (neither is my house). It's one of those things I look forward to and dread at the same time. Mostly it means holding him more when I'm out of the house, and cleaning the floor more when I'm home.