Friday, November 12, 2010

Mudpuppy's progress

Mudpuppy is making very good progress on his locomotion skills. Today he moved from being on his back, to being on his hands and stomach, to sitting up, all on his own. (Not in one smooth motion, but over about half an hour.) He is also figuring out how to move from a crawling position to a sitting position, and from a sitting position to a crawling position. He's still not crawling -- he doesn't seem to know what to do with his hands. He is getting better on the walking front, too. Last week, he moved across a gap between two chairs only very slowly and tentatively. This week, he practically sped across the gap to get to a piece of sweet bread. He also was able to move from standing at his exersaucer to a chair to the couch. He reminds me of someone climbing a rock wall freestyle -- carefully checking and testing every single move.

I finally got to upload a video from the new camera. We've had problems with the videos playing back smoothly on the computer -- they're all jerky. I think that's because the computer doesn't have enough memory to process HD video. I might look into adding some virtual memory. Anyway, here is the video: