Another milestone

Oliver seems to be passing so many milestones so quickly nowadays.  It doesn’t seem that long since he started rolling, sitting up and this week he has hit a big one; crawling.  My baby is crawling.  I never thought he would be hitting this milestone already, and I’m not mentally (or physically) prepared for an on the move baby, but here we have it!

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The past week he was getting up on his hands and knees more and more, rocking his bottom back and forth.  On Thursday we were visiting Stu’s grandmothers for our monthly meet up, Oliver was up on his hands and knees and his Granny said ‘he’ll be crawling this time next week’ I didn’t realise it would be the next day!!  On Friday morning I was getting ready and had walked across the landing, leaving Oliver sat just inside of our bedroom.  He was quickly up on his hands and knees, rocking his bottom as usual, but then he moved one hand forward and one leg.  He ended up lying back on the floor, but quickly picked himself back up.  Knowing how much he loves touching my phone, I put it down on the floor about half a metre away from him, and he suddenly started going!!  I kept moving it further away when he got close and he had a quick lie down every 3 or 4 crawls but he was soon across the landing!


Since then he hasn’t stopped, he’s crawling everywhere and I can’t leave him anywhere without him getting himself in a pickle.  Just this morning I was getting ready and thought Stu was watching him, Stu was looking at his phone thinking I was watching him and when he heard Oliver making a bit of a distressed noise, he turned to look at Oliver to see him half hanging off of the edge of the bed!! (That’ll teach him to stop assuming that I am watching Oliver!)


Oliver is also starting to pull himself up on things from a sitting position.  I just hope he doesn’t start walking too soon because he won’t be a baby anymore when he walks!  He’s such an active baby, he never stops moving around and constantly needs something to play with.

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  1. August 31, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I adore the crawling stage, they just look so cute. It doesn’t last very long either, so enjoy this stage. But, yes you need eyes in the back of your head as they get everywhere and are not themselves what they can or can’t do! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove, I hope we see you back tomorrow x

    • thelifeofmummymiller
      August 31, 2016 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you 😊 he has a fascination with every bin in the house 😬 so I definitely need eyes in the back of my head! X

  2. August 31, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Oh, it’s just amazing when they start crawling isn’t it? Oliver is a real cutie too – love that determined look he has in the last photo! Mine spent ages mastering it, and commando crawled for ages – we thought he’d never do proper crawling! But that did mean that our true crawling stage was quite short before he just got up and walked – then the fun really starts! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove – we’d love to see you again tomorrow!

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