If you look over at our archives, we've been doing a crap job of using the blog as a real record of milestones. So just a short note on Andrew.
He claps! It started this weekend. He's been big on banging his hands down on the table, and he's always clasped his hands together in a very cute way. I first saw him quietly clap his hands on Saturday morning, but I wasn't sure it was intentional. By Sunday, he was definitely clapping happily. Yeah Andrew, we cheer, and he'll grin his wide grin and so gently clap his hands together. Must get it on video, but for now marking the date.
As for moving - he's trying. He can scootch himself around a little bit when he's sitting, then he'll topple over on his side and get on his stomach, and try and reach for things. But he can't coordinate his hands, and has no idea what to do with his legs. Usually he ends up pushing himself backwards, and getting frustrated as the object that was just out reach gets further away! He's making such an effort, why is it further?! Sometimes he does manage to get on his knees, and he's been rocking back and forth on hands and knees for about two weeks. And sometimes he'll push himself up off his knees so he's sort of in a cross between plank position and downward facing dog (sort of a pushup, but his butt is up). Then he really doesn't know what to do next. But on Sunday morning he managed to get on hands and knees and took two faltering little mvements with his hands - crawling is just around the bend. These easy days of planting the baby in one place and having him stay there are soon to be over. He's ready to explore the world.