A few weeks ago, at just under 5 1/2 months old, Eleanor surprised me when I came back to the living room and she was off her play mat by a couple of feet. She had just rolled over a couple of times to get herself there but it really did not take long for her to figure out the whole movement thing – a few days later she was using her arms to pull herself all around the room.
Since then, the play mat has been put away (because it is pretty much useless) and we are much more careful about keeping the little toys up off the floor. And she is using her knees along with her arms to get around.
I like the movement in this shot. I was trying to take her picture and she kept coming toward me!