She's not really in show business you know, but that made for a snappy title didn't it? Better than "pretty in pink"—that would have been trite.
Isn't it incredible all the things a baby learns in their first year of life? Sofi is learning to crawl and it is very hard work. She spends hours on the floor pulling herself up onto her hands and knees and then rocks back and forth for awhile, then sets her sights on a toy and exerts all her energy and concentration on getting to that toy. Usually her efforts move her backward, instead of forward, so she scootches herself around, rolls over a couple of times and voila! she has her toy. But this is the interesting part—even though the rolling and scootching is what finally got her to her goal, a few minutes later she's back up on her hands and knees and trying for the crawl once again. Such admirable persistence in one so young.
This has been going on for about a week. Today she was finally able to achieve some forward motion by swinging one leg out to the side and pushing against the floor. Not yet a crawl, but headed, literally, in the right direction.
She does this with such concentration and determination, she eventually exhausts herself and gets slightly frantic. Then she gets a little weepy and needs a little comfort and a nap. I'm telling you, babies work a lot harder than most of the rest of us.