August started crawling on Saturday! He had been 'practicing' & rocking for several weeks & was quite good at crawling backwards on all four. Finally on Saturday he figured out the forward part & off he went. Saturday he was pretty shaky but through the day got more & more confident. By Sunday night when we were at a SuperBowl party, he was pretty proficient at following me around.
On Monday he pulled himself up by himself. He had also been really close with that for a long time & his legs have been very strong for months (where he can support himself). He hasn't really started cruising around the furniture yet but I think it won't be too far away.
It really has changed the dynamic of my day! No longer can I leave him playing on the floor. He wants to follow me (or find a cord to play with - ay yi yi) as soon as I leave. Doors now have to be shut, cords have to be put up, outlets checked again for our lazy baby-proofing & gates on the stairs in place.
I love seeing his independence & it definitely makes him more content to be able to get the things he wants, but man, it keeps me on my toes!!