As his crawling skills improve he does his special crawl less and less as he focuses on what he wants and how to get there. Instead, he now does it only when he gets really excited. If he is on his belly when I come home from work I am greeted with a big grin and Luke hits overdrive without going anywhere.
Most of me is looking forward to Luke walking. Being able to put him down when at the store without his hands getting all dirty is going to be awesome. However, I'll miss how slow he moved when first started crawling and being able to take our eyes off him as he stayed where we left him. Another thing I'm not looking forward to is the return of baby gates. We have them at the bottom and top of our stairs and for the last 9 months we haven't needed them as Alyce has mastered stairs and no longer plays on them. Having to open and close them for the next 18 months is a drag.