Ben is crawling. Well, scoot - crawl - fall - ing. He's definitely mobile, however. Everything in the room is fair game at this point, so we are going to need to seriously think about how baby-proof our living room is. He hasn't ventured beyond it yet, and I can't even imagine what it will be like when he can get all over the house. He's still slow enough we can catch him before he gets into too many cords or DVDs or books. We have a large wooden coffee table that might prove a problem, and then the primary feature of the living room - the wall-sized rock fireplace, is a hazard all itself. I really don't have any great baby-proofing ideas as of yet. I only look around and see danger. I have friends who swear by baby corrals, and we still haven't used the bottom half of the Pack N Play as a playpen just yet. When Josh is caring for Ben during the week, he needs to be able to leave the room every now and then - at least to go to the bathroom, and with Ben's mobility, it will be interesting to see how this week goes.
We still have not heard from the orthotics place regarding Ben's helmet appointment. I am still dreading when he has the helmet, but I know it's for the best. I emailed Dr. Fearon from Dallas Children's Hospital and he agreed that Ben needs a helmet as soon as possible. I feel much more confident, now that we've received second and third opinions on the matter, and I'm sure we will be even more sure of our decision after it is all over with.