Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling, Keep That Baby Rolling...

Below, Marc asked how The Wee One was doing and if she was crawling yet. I am able to report, for Lenise's benefit that she is indeed not yet crawling.

This not to say that she isn't moving though. Yesterday, while we worked in the yard she spent long periods wiggling around on a large quilt. We'd start her out on her tummy in the middle and she would either scoot herself with her toes over to the edge so she could grab handfuls of grass (yummy) -- a trick her older sister often pulled -- or she would roll over onto her back, get the sun full in her eyes and complain loudly to anyone who would listen and also everyone who wasn't paying enough attention to her.

Sleep has also become something of a problem. She keeps rolling over in her sleep and although she can roll from her back to her tummy, she can't do it without a lot of effort. Therefore she mostly just wakes up and gets mad when she rolls onto her back in her sleep. Since she's also a scooter, we'll start her off with her feet touching one end of the crib and throughout the night she'll scoot forward and when she starts bonking her head on the other end of the crib that makes her mad too. We need to get this child more mobile, I guess, so that she can remedy all the things that make her mad.

Most nights she winds up sleeping cuddled up with me, which is very nice -- except that she seems to prefer sleeping elsewhere, when she isn't rolling or head-bonking that is.

And there you have the baby mobility update. Her siblings crawled at six months and 5 1/2 months respectively. I suppose she'll probably follow approximately the same schedule.

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