One foot per minute

Spencer playing on the floor

Spencer playing on the floor
Spencer playing on the floor
Spencer has been working really hard lately learning to crawl. He is definitely making some great strides, but is not too coordinated yet. Right now he can move about one foot per minute through lunging, rolling, scooching, and the occasional crawl. Since he moves pretty laboriously, I have included two videos: the first one is in fast motion (about 20 seconds long) and the second one is in normal time (about five minutes).

Scooching

Spencer shows off his scooching skills
Spencer shows off his scooching skills

Spencer shows off his scooching skills

On Friday Spencer was awake and happy for awhile, so Clare decided to play with him on the floor for a bit. I got a little video of him demonstrating his scooching skills. It seems like he might start crawling at any moment. He has the leg part down pretty well, but not the arms. When he is motivated though, he can definitely move his little body quite a bit. Later Friday night he was sleeping in his crib, and when he told us he was ready to wake up, we found that he had scooched from the middle of the crib all the way to the front, and was pushing his ahead against the rails. He had a little dent in the top of his head. And this is with the crib bumpers installed!