As of yesterday (Sunday) afternoon, five days before he turns one, Mac can officially crawl! Forward even! I knew this day would come, but man, was it a struggle to get here. I'm not concerned about his walking because he isn't really "delayed" with that. The "normal" range for walking is up to 18 months! So we'll talk in January if he isn't walking yet.
In the last two weeks, Mac's development has advanced so much. In addition to crawling, he can get in and out of sitting and pull to stand (not from the floor quite yet but from a stool). He is taking steps to the side and forward with help. I guess he is planning on putting on a show at his birthday party this weekend!
After this video was taken (please note he crawled for daddy!), he pretty much refused to do it again. We tried until he went to bed. But then this today, after having a slow start, he just took off. It still isn't "easy" for him and he has to work at it, but I honestly can say I feel like he is a crawler (not just is able to crawl). And I already miss the days when I could put him down and know where he'd be moments later. I have to change my bad habits for sure!
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.