So apparently a ten month old should be crawling by now. We’re first-time parents, so if we hadn’t been interacting with the outside world, we’d think Finn was doing just fine. But, the truth is, he’s not. He just recently accomplished sitting. He’s not crawling and not close, really. This was especially clear at Christmas as we watched cousin Everett cruise around the room on all fours, up a couple stairs, and “walk” himself along the couch. Amazing!
I’m trying to be tough, but I’ve got to tell you, it’s heartbreaking to watch him try move on his tummy. His upper body is so strong, but those legs are heavy to drag across the floor. Trust me, I’ve tried it myself. It is so frustrating! Feels impossible. It’s not impossible though; we’re learning new techniques with our Sooner Start therapist and we’re dedicated to practicing every day for at least 30 minutes. What should come naturally to a baby just won’t for Finn. It will take lots and lots of practice for him (and for us).
It worked a little better than the stacking rings, but when we left the room to allow him to get frustrated and try on his own (one of the techniques), he just escalated into a blood-curdling scream for several minutes. Breaks my heart. Not fair.
We’ll try again tomorrow, Finn. You’ll get it baby.