We have a crawler!

Ford started crawling at six and a half months old, far earlier than I was expecting him to crawl!  He started getting up on all fours at the start of August.  He would rock back and forth and then kind of thrust himself forward.   But just days later, he had the hand/knee coordination down pretty well.

Here he was at the beginning of September...

And it hasn't even been a month since I took that video and he is already SO much faster and more coordinated.  He now LOVES to play on the living room floor and can happily play by himself for 30 minutes or more as long as he can see me.

I really enjoy this phase of babyhood but I'm still adjusting to the fact that I now have two kids that can move.  It's like a whole different parenting ball game.  I have had to get on the ball with child-proofing.  It was much easier with Eleanor at this crawling stage because I could control the environment pretty easily.  But now that I have a 2.5 year old leaving beads and crayons and coins in random places, I find myself much more stressed about what all could end up in Ford's mouth.  So far so good though, both kids are alive and doing well! :)