Last Wednesday afternoon (that would be the 4th October) I was trying to have a lie down in the bedroom and failing miserably because Sam was insisting on wriggling around on top of the duvet. Quincy was with us and Sam kept rolling around to get to touch him. Quince would then start, jump up and turn around in circles before settling back down again out of Sam range. Undeterred, Sam would make his way across the bed and reach out to grab Quince’s hair once more. I watched on with amusement.
Comedy then turned to amazement when suddenly Sam completely surprised me by effortlessly popping up onto his hands and knees and lunging towards his target in a proper little crawl! Blimey!
Although I admit I was very sleepy at the time, I didn’t imagine it because the next day Bill was about to leave for work when Sam showed his daddy exactly what he is capable of and just as suddenly took a few distinct crawling paces across the bed once more. Ever since then Sam hasn’t repeated that little trick as succinctly but has certainly been steadfastly working on getting that crawl technique down pat.
He’ll stretch out into a press up position with his legs locked straight, then walk them up into crawl pose. Next we’ll see him take a few steps with his feet, but at this point he hasn’t quite worked out what to do with his arms. Legs then tend to overtake arms and he topples over in a tangle.
The poor boy is terribly determined though and at every opportunity he can be found struggling to get his coordination perfect. Often, he gets quite frustrated and the wails start to errupt, but then when he makes a spot of progress the tears vanish as instantly as they came and a proud expression emerges on his little face.
With a first class view of Sam being encouraged to come to Mummy as she waves all his toys around enthusiastically, viewers of Sammycam have thus been on the edge of their seats watching Sam get mobile.