Big Shot in the Bathtub – and Everywhere Else

by jessicaturner on May 21, 2009

Elias has turned into quite the big shot in the past two weeks – or at least he thinks he is. His mommy just thinks he is growing too fast.

Take the bathtub for instance. He now can sit in it by himself, although he often prefers to go on his tummy and try to crawl around in it – or just flap his arms and legs really fast. It is adorable. We never put much water in the tub, so his bare butt hangs out of the water, making it even cuter. Yes, I have taken pictures, but I will refrain from sharing them. :) I still haven’t lived down posting this ultrasound picture. Last night he was even trying to pull up on the side of the tub! I don’t think so little boy!

I must video his crawl for you all to see. He used to move from one place to another with just his arm. Now he has learned to use one knee, making it even funnier, as he drags the other leg limply along. This morning he went from the living room to the kitchen, which was the longest distance he has crawled. He came to see what I was doing. It was very sweet.

Tomorrow is Elias’s last day in the “panda room” at day care. He is moving up to the older baby/young toddler room – the “lamb room.” I am very sad. It is yet another milestone that he is growing! I’m not ready for it…

Tomorrow Elias and I are headed to Wisconsin for another visit with my family – and to give Matthew more alone time to work on his book. Next week day care is closed (again) and Matthew will have the peanut all week. Based on how “busy” Elias is these days, chances are, writing is going to be challenging, so say a prayer for him!

Is it just me or do the milestones seems to come more rapidly as kids get older? Seriously. It seems like we were just trying to get him to like tummy time!

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gitz May 21, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Oh, that cute little stinker!!! :) I love it when babies do the one-legged crawl… it’s like only half their brain has figured it out or something. :) Give him a kiss for me [preferably as he’s soaking you by splashing you to death from the big tub]. :)


Ruthie May 21, 2009 at 5:16 pm

Yes, they do grow up too fast!!! Sophia, my daughter is already 4 1/2, and as we watch our 9 mos. old son, Riley learning new things it takes us back to when Soph was his age, and I just can’t believe she’s almost five!!! Riley did that same kind of crawl for the longest time too! Somewhere around when he turned 7, 71/2 mos. old he started crawling with all four limbs. The SAME day he started pulling himself up to stand on everything and I said, “Enough!” :) I love this stage of crazy growth and constant discovery.

I put Riley in the big tub now too, when his sister is taking a bath. He loves it! He always throws such a fit when I take him out too! Just yesterday I filled a small plastic pool up with a few inches of water and he sat in there and played forever, happy as a clam!

Well, keep enjoying Elias! I know you do. :) I love hearing about all his adventures. :)



Christina Thomas May 21, 2009 at 6:15 pm

He is adorable! Just today I got my daughter’s summer clothes from last year (she was 1 1/2) thinking there still might be something in there that will fit her. I was wrong! Her summer clothes last year were a size 18 months. She is only 2 1/2 and only weighs 24 pounds. It makes me very sad!

Now what to do with ALL of these clothes I have. There will be a lot of organizing this weekend!

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Stephanie Click May 21, 2009 at 6:20 pm

My son crawled like that too. We called it the “wounded soldier” crawl. He looked like he’d been shot and was trying to drag himself back to safety!

The milestones will keep coming faster :( But each one is more exciting than the last!


Amber ulmer May 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm

i just can’t get over his biggness!!! love that lil boy! and yes… josie misses her boyfriend. We will have to come swim this summer like you said!!

love you deary!! hope all goes great on your trip!! xo


Anonymous May 22, 2009 at 5:03 am

I’m counting the minutes till I can hold that little boy….love you sweetheart! xoxo Mom


Anonymous May 22, 2009 at 5:05 am

yeah for closed day care….I maybe will get more video’s????? Sorry Matthew is that selfish??? MOM


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