Little Boo pulled a bait and switch on me today.
We were playing on the living room floor, and she’s been doing a lot of movements that made me think she was going to try to crawl– bouncing on her knees, and the sit-to-tummy roll. I put her down for some tummy time, thinking she could practice (and secretly hoping she’d creep a little so I could brag to MamaRae that she did it for me first). I took a picture of her on her tummy to send to MamaRae at work:
Cute, right? 😉
So I’m looking at my phone, sending it to R, and I see a movement out of the corner of my eye. When I look up, this is what I see:
She rolled! For the first time!!! She’s gone from her side to her tummy and from her back to her side before, but never a full flip. And I wasn’t expecting the first time to be from tummy to back, although I guess it makes sense since she’s never been all that big a fan of tummy time.
I had kind of given up on rolling being a check mark. The pediatrician told us some babies skip that benchmark so I wasn’t worried, but had just stopped waiting for it. I guess I should have been more patient!
Anyway, I’m excited, and so proud. Obviously my baby is the smartest, most capable baby ever. Even if she did wait til 7 1/2 months to roll over for the first time. It’s strategic, I’m sure of it.
And randomly, here’s another picture of her being adorable in her House Onesie that her Auntie M got her for Christmas (I can’t believe it still fits!)