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Baby Callum's Crawling — God Help Us, He's Mobile!

Fri, August 5, 2011 2:23pm EDT by Add first Comment
Posted Fri, August 5, 2011 2:23pm EDT

My little squidgy bundle is now a four limb drive machine and he’s getting faster by the day.

I always knew it wouldn’t be long. Callum has never been content in one place. He’s been dying to get moving for months.

He’d been building up to his first crawl for some time, first lifting himself onto all fours and then rocking backwards and forwards, figuring out when to move his arms, and when to move his legs.

He’d even practice in his crib at night, wailing in frustration when he couldn’t quite get it right.

Then, one day a couple of weeks ago, it all clicked into place and he made his first wobbly lurch forwards.

You can see one of his early efforts on the video below.

That shaky stagger has quickly turned into a confident stride; within days he was negotiating his way across his play mat.

Now he can easily traverse our living room & we’ve had to invest in a sturdy pen to stop him wandering out of our front door and onto the mean streets of New York City.

Callum is obviously delighted with himself, now he can add crawling to sitting-up on his baby resume. But I don’t think he’s quite satisfied with his achievements — he’s already onto to the next challenge.

We’ve caught him reaching for the bars on his pen and pulling himself onto his knees & sometimes when he’s on all fours he’ll straighten his legs as if he’s trying to stand up.

It feels like he’s so hungry to learn, develop and grow, it’s terrifying at times, but I’m so proud of his drive and ambition.

And we’ve just had to come to terms with the fact that this little baby won’t be a baby for long!

See Callum in action below and on his Youtube channel.

— Ian Garland

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