Friday, February 24, 2012

6 months- do the inchworm

Jakey turned 6 months old recently. Half a year gone by already!!! "Sunrise, sunset. Sunrise, sunset." Ahem. Okay, I'm back. Our baby man now weighs 21 lbs. 2 oz. and is 28 1/4 inches long. (That's 90th percentile- for the record. I use these blog posts to compile the kiddos' baby books when they get to about 18 months old.)

He is eating baby food at lunch and dinner now. And once this week he even slept 5 HOURS in a row. It was amazing. He can sit up on his own and he even gets up on his hands and knees and rocks... but he seems to have developed his own system to get around the house. I call it "The Inchworm." Observe...

Here, Jakey is showing you the correct hands and knees pre-crawling posture. Just because he can.

But if he really wants to get somewhere...
Step 1. Roll half way to the side and plant toes in the carpet.

Step 2. Push up into a full plank.
(Beginners may want to start on their knees and work up to the full plank as strength increases.)

Step 3. Propel weight forward by pushing simultaneously with both feet and hands.

I find this endlessly amusing. And I certainly can't do it myself, so I'm impressed as well. It's not terribly effective though- half the time he ends up going backwards. But before we know it, he is going to be off and running with the big kids. Sigh. Babies don't stay little for very long. ;)

1 comment:

Jane said...

Oh, Julie, this is hilarious! Rob also did an "on the stomach crawl" only he used his arms to propel him forward. We called him GI Joe.