Monday, July 4, 2011

Moving :)

I had heard of and seen other babies doing the typical DD "Butt scoot" (check out Guilherme doing it here - note the blog is in Portuguese but Google Translate makes it readable, even if the grammar is not perfectly correct ;) ) and I was looking forward to Maddy doing the same. On my birthday at the end of May (aged 9.5 months), she began rotating on her bottom - not moving in any direction yet, but at least MOVING. Then a couple of weeks later at age 10 months, she started going forward!! As you can see in the video below, it is still a little to the left, a little to the right rather than in a straight line - but regardless, it's pretty adorable!! And it gets her where she wants to go, which is all over the place!! 


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Maddy probably will not really crawl effectively. She rolls around a lot on the floor - this way and that, turning and twisting all over the place. She does push up, but it takes her a lot of effort and so crawling really wouldn't work very well with her short arms and legs - but the above butt scoot works just fine :)

12 comments:

  1. Ahhh, I recognize that look quite well. It's the - "I will get my hands on that camera no matter how long it takes or how I have to get there." She's adorable!

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  2. She is getting so big... this is such an adorable video Nic :) I just love her smile, she is a doll!

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  3. awww thats so sweet!!! love you heaps ash xoxo

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  4. Maddy sort of does a tacking into the wind maneuver when she bum scoots. lol

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  5. So adorable! I can't believe she's 10 months already!

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  6. Actually, she's 11 months now!! But I've just been slow updating this blog, so you are getting old updates ;) She's been moving like this for about 3 weeks now!!

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  7. We're so happy with this achievement! Congratulations Maddy! Hugs from Brazil! Guilherme, Andréia & Cassiano.

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  8. So cute. Nate never did the butt scoot. He commando crawled (arm over arm dragging his body and legs) for the longest time. And, then one day, he just got his knees underneath him and away he went. At 2.5 years old, he still isn't walking, but crawling he is super fast.

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  9. i am so in love with this!!! she is so precious. thanks for the video... talking about it just doesn't do it justice (on just how cute it is). she looks so proud of herself :o)

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  10. gosh how smart she is and totally cute!!

    Kirsty

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  11. Go Maddy!!!
    She looks so happy :)

    Liseli

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