Thursday, October 22, 2009

And She's Off

On Tuesday, October 20, 2009, my baby girl crawled for the first time. I was sitting in front of a mirror in my bedroom, drying my hair when she crawled to the cell phone I had slid across the floor to bait her. I was watching her like a hawk because she'd been getting close for days. She did four little crawling steps toward my bedroom door. The sound of her little knees pounding the carpet is fresh in my mind.

I didn't have the camera ready when she was making her first strides, but here we were trying to repeat it.



It amazes me that at only 8 months she already seeks out the things that aren't brightly colored plastic, i.e. the things she's not supposed to have.



I lost several cell phones to Jackson's drool and don't plan on repeating that. But I had to give her a moment of victory.



If I'm remembering correctly, Jackson first crawled to a remote control. Girl to the phone, boy to the remote. Sounds about right.



Jackson crawled at 8 months and 14 days.



Annabeth crawled at 8 months and 17 days. Pretty close, I'd say!



I'm so proud of you, Annabeth!

46 comments:

Heather said...

Hooray for Annabeth!! Totally random, but she looks good in brown! Why do babies like the cell phones and remotes? I have never understood that. They started crawling really close in age! I SO miss the crawling stage.

liz said...

wow, jackson and annabeth look so much alike after seeing the photos at 8 months!? they are both so beautiful...such great eyes.

Allyson said...

So exciting! I am super impressed that you know the exact day of Jackson! I would have to look back to Abby's first crawling days!

AKat said...

Hooray, what a milestone!
Way to go, Annabeth!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

My gosh, she's pretty.

Marc and Charity said...

She is so cute! Congratulations Annabeth, your brother's world is officially rocked. Have fun!

k and c's mom said...

Boy=remote
Girl=cell phone.
You may have uncovered the secret of the universe there.
What a cutie.

The Barfuss Family said...

Bring on the baby gates! :)

Rhonda said...

Yeah for her! I am always amazed at how much your kiddos look alike:) Too cute!

Joyce said...

She is just the cutest little thing! Have a great weekend...now the real fun begins : )

Lauren Kelly said...

YAY Annabeth!!!!!!! :)

sjm4him said...

Congratulations to Miss AB and watch out Mama and big brother--everything out is now fair game for Miss Mobile. :) She is adorable and looks so much like her brother at that age! :)

The McClure Boys said...

so fun! jacob would still rather play with my phone than any other toy!

Mary said...

Big girl!

Tonya said...

yay for annabeth! i love that she crawled to a cell phone and jackson to a remote...it must be instinct! my baby is 5 1/2 and sometimes i wish he'd slow down to a crawl! enjoy your treasures!

ThirtysomethingMom said...

Good Job Annabeth!! Amanda, you do a great job chronicling her life!!!

Have a great day!

Shelly said...

Big grin!

tiggerdaisy said...

Way to go, Annabeth! :)

She looks like she loves the sweet potatoes, carrots and squash like my baby girl did (and Jackson, too)! Annabeth's slightly orange nose is so cute!!! :) :)

Thanks for sharing this wonderful moment!

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

Marla Taviano said...

Way to go, Annabeth!! My girls were mostly late/never crawlers.

I could just eat that picture of Jackson.

Lis said...

Congratulations to Annabeth! So very long ago I remember when mine crawled. Just remember what my aunt who taught children would say "The longer they crawl the smarter they will be"... let that baby crawl and crawl and crawl!

Big Mama said...

Go Annabeth! I'm so proud that the cell phone gave her the motivation she needed. A girl after my own heart.

Jennifer said...

What a cutie! And I always could tell the similarities between Annabeth and her big brother, but wholy cow, they are like little twins!

Bobbie said...

Whoohoo!!! Congratulations Annabeth, you're awesome! The picture of her just above Jackson's shows how much she looks like him. OMW, they're absolutely adorable.

I love how you love and recognize each stage of these beautiful gifts! You've got many memories to come--enjoy!

Sunni said...

Boy to remote. Girl to phone.

Yup, that sounds exactly right!


Yea Annabeth!!!!

Patty said...

So exciting!! Miss Annabeth looks pretty in brown!!

Amanda said...

If it weren't for the bows I'd say you'll have a hard time knowing who is who when you look at baby pics in 10 years. Such beautiful babes!!

Tiffany said...

Way to go Annabeth!!! They look so much alike too. Precious!

Sylvia said...

Wow, Amanda very prophetic the male first crawled to a remote and the female crawled to a phone. Thanks for the Truth. You and yours are such a blessing to me.
The photos are awesome as they imblemish your comments and bless me with the complete view. Thank you for your knowledge of technology and LOVE of the LORD.

Sylvia V.
Jersey Village, TX

Erin said...

sister, those pics of annabeth & jackson right there by eachother...holy cow, they could be twins!!! I can't wait to hug your babies in a few weeks :)

Kiki said...

Now her and Levi can play together!

Lauren said...

Yay!

Allison Talamantez said...

Oh Amanda! You are going to be soooo busy!

Melissa Sue said...

Way to go Annabeth!!

And, yes, off-limits things make the best toys. I have no idea why.

I think the pictures of Jackson and Annabeth look so similar, except that it is easy to see Jackson has distinctly boy features, while Annabeth is such a little lady. Too cute!

Melissa Sue said...

Way to go Annabeth!!

And, yes, off-limits things make the best toys. I have no idea why.

I think the pictures of Jackson and Annabeth look so similar, except that it is easy to see Jackson has distinctly boy features, while Annabeth is such a little lady. Too cute!

Erin said...

Love her in the black ruffles and bow. Such a classy little baby!

Spicy Magnolia said...

Congratulations, Annabeth, and way to go! Such an exciting thing to learn. Be sure to keep your momma on her toes. ;)

rachel... said...

What is it with baby girls and phones? Mine loves the phone, too, and absolutely knows the difference when I remove the battery so she can play with it!

Beau, Melissa, and Brynne said...

She's precious! 2 mobile children..here you go! I can't believe how much a like they look!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Awwww Amanda....your babies are both so precious!!!

Bethany said...

I just love your blog, and you are right. We have so much in common! Annabeth is adorable btw...

Michelle said...

It's amazing to me how similar Annabeth and Jackson's baby pictures look! Like twins!! Both so adorable! Yes, the crawling dates are incredible, too; I have always thought there is definitely a genetic component+a motivational component to the timing of their mobility, since mine all did it at around the same time, too. Sweet to share it with you! ;-)

katiegfromtennessee said...

Crawling:):) three cheers for Miss Annabeth:):):) Her "a" sleeper is too cute:)

katiegfromtennessee

Terrells said...

Gosh what beautiful babies!! I can't wait to be a mommy! looks like so much fun!

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

So funny. Boy, remote; girl, phone. Ha!

Cimbrey said...

I can't believe how much she looks like Jackson in that white onesie! So crazy! She is so beautiful.

Jayne said...

What cute Kids ! My james is cute too !