In which I will keep it simple and make no lofty claims about regular blogging intentions from here on out, but instead will share a video. Ulysses is crawling! And, you know what, countless other babies have started crawling at eight months old. Big Whoop. No, make it bigger. B I G. The whooping over here is sincerely huge. We can’t get enough of this grinning, crawling elf. It wasn’t all that long ago that I was gobsmacked by bad news, sucker punched by a bleak prognosis. We didn’t know anything. You don’t hold those immense and frightening questions in your brain without some sludge remaining even after trust sets in, you just don’t. So milestones aren’t prideful checkmarks in a baby book, they are celebrations, they are reassurances, they are BIG FLIPPING DEALS.
(1. that’s my ridiculous voice at the start 2. no clue about mister six’s inadvertent addition interruption at the end there. he didn’t know i was taking video and came around the corner, talking. afterward, i asked him why he said that and he said, “because it’s math; it’s true.” ok then! 3. if you’re going to film a little clip of your amazing baby showing off his amazing new crawling skill, you have to entice him with something he’s going to really want to get. like iphone earphones.)