(My two favorite baldies! Great grandma and grandpa have been here helping us out.)
I spoke to Averi's PT this week and let her know that I'd rather not just skip crawling altogether. She has been working on standing and pulling-to-stand, since it is more age appropriate, but I really feel that there are certain connections that happen in your brain when you learn to alternate your arms and legs when crawling. She said she had no problem with that and had OT come in with her today so that they could work on crawling.
It went surprisingly well. She is still doing more of an inchworm motion, but she was getting from one side of the play mat to the other repeatedly...without complaint. The fact that she wasn't crying the whole time was the true miracle. If she's tolerating it then we are definitely moving in the right direction.