Within a week Logan will be 9 months old and I’ll be 38. It’s just another birthday for me, but for Logan this week is something of a milestone. On the 9th he will have spent as much time outside the womb as he did inside.
It’s not the sort of thing you usually get a card for.
Logan continues to develop at what seems like an advanced pace. A few weeks ago he demonstrated the pincer grip. While I thought the pincer grip was an emerging kung fu skill, I was corrected swiftly. It turns out it’s a significant milestone skill in the baby’s life, demonstrating some expanding coordination.
Standing is one of Logan’s new favorite activities. He can’t quite balance by himself, but he’s strong enough to rise and stand on his own, as long as he has something to hold onto. Most often, this has to be or his mother.
Crawling is something that Logan had showed little to no interest in until very recently. Once on his belly, the boy would spread his arms and legs out in airplane maneuver and start crying. We were beginning to suspect he would walk before he crawled.
And then he just started doing it. He’s not terribly accomplished at crawling yet, he tends to drag one leg and grunt a lot. He looks for all the world like a miniature wounded soldier attempting to crawl out of no man’s land. He’s working on it though.