Crawling – it’s the new sitting

Lyra crawled today. She’s been on the edge of crawling for a couple of weeks at least – shuffling around on her behind, launching herself forward on her hands without following it up with anything, and the like. She has practiced crawling on the bed, where it’s much easier. Yesterday she was thinking about crawling – you could see her almost getting there.

Today she managed the entire action of crawling, and once she did it, it was like she realized just how fast she could get around. It was pretty interesting watching her figure out the motions – lunging onto her hands and knees from sitting, then alternating arms and legs to propel herself forward. She hasn’t got turning figured out yet, so she pushes back up to sitting, turns on her behind and relaunches into crawling in the new direction. You can see how much she’s enjoying herself. I don’t think I’ll get any downtime ever again…

She also has six teeth now. Two of them broke through the gums this weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. These ones have been bothering her all week, so it’s good to see them, although she’s still obviously uncomfortable and fussy from teething pain. She now has four teeth on top and two on the bottom. She enjoys biting things now. I’m teaching her that I’m not something she should bite pretty quickly though. Teeth hurt! Relearning how to nurse has been interesting, but I think we’re doing all right now.

She spent the last two days growling at us. It’s incredibly funny. She’ll growl at us, or at the cats, and then after a few minutes break into hysterical laughter, which naturally sets us off. I’ve found that if I laugh, she laughs back at me, and we can get going in an amazing circle of laughter. It’s fun times.

And now, photos of the Lyramonster. My next update will invole something that doesn’t involve photos of my baby. I promise.

This is the face of a future troublemaker:

Mischief in her eyes

Playing with Sophie

Grrrrr
Growling at us.

Laughing

Look at me!

7 Comments

  • sharolyn

    March 31, 2009 at 9:37 am

    Soooo cute. 🙂

  • ashkitty

    March 31, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Hey, I like the baby updates. 😉

  • ozreison

    March 31, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    She is such a cute and happy little thing, isn’t she? 🙂

  • rainer3

    March 31, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Mobility…

    The next challenge in parenthood. Gone are the halcyon days of being able to turn around and expect your child to be where you last saw them. 🙂

    Love the pics.

  • meisterdorf

    March 31, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    She is Sooo adorable.

  • jenny

    March 31, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    This!!

  • highlearn

    March 31, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Look at that squint, she’s already sizing you up!