We thought that Oooju would definitely crawl during the time my sister and Aaron were visiting. He showed so many signs. At first he finally got into position. Then he would get on all fours and rock back and forth. For a while, he would just stick his butt in the air. Then he would do some type of break dancing move. Then, he would take a step or two and then retreat. So last Friday, I tried to encourage Oooju to crawl with some food because we all know the boy loves to eat. But, as you can see in the video below, it didn't quite work.
However, today, I decided to get on all fours and demonstrate to Oooju how to crawl. So I crawled up to Oooju, then around him, and I nudged him and called for him to follow me. I felt like a mommy tiger encouraging her cub to test out those little baby legs. But, he just stared at me, with that same confused look he usually has. And that was that.
And so while I was waiting for Nate to come home, I decided to drink some peach lambic. I let Oooju touch the cold bottle and then after I opened it, I set it down a couple feet away from him while I threw away the cork and foil. When I turned back around, he was crawling straight for the bottle. I couldn't believe my eyes. It's just so funny that Oooju would first crawl towards a bottle of beer. He's definitely our son. So here's Oooju crawling for the second time in his life. He kind of gets tired out in the middle of the video clip and his pjs make it difficult for him to crawl so he gives up during the second half. I still haven't figured out how to edit these video clips.