Monday, January 28, 2008

Oooju can finally crawl

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.


Jane said...

freakin dope ass! man, i can't wait til he grows up and sees his first crawling attempts - all for some lambic! yea, he's mos def your son! maybe duff was holding back and waitin til nashun-opah's birthday!!

Karen said...

nate totally missed it because he was at school till 9pm. the crazy thing is, he's already showing signs that he wants to stand up and walk. has anyone's baby started walking by 8monts? hmm..

Jane said...

according to my dad, i started at 9 mths; as did my boss's kid. on sunday, take a poll with us superbowl fans. ish - maybe he's a prodigy!! maybe he'll be an olympic gold medalist for speed walking!!