Well, I have this confession to make. I like to put Ella into the crawling position and coach her on crawling. So far I have had zero success-- she still thinks that she should be able to move both legs at the same time and it effectively propell her forward. But relentlessly I prod each leg in turn, hoping she will pick up on the concept; I crawl all over the place, imparting to her the wisdom of age. She is not very interested in my wisdom.
Last weekend we were visiting Richard and Jess Christensen, and they had a friend over who witnessed my Crawl Coaching demonstration and asked "Don't babies usually figure that out on their own?" How right he is. So I'm throwing in the towel and trusting Ella to find her own unique crawling rhythm. Say it loud and proud, Ella: "I am a strong, confident woman!"
Here is her progress so far: