This seems to be the week for milestones. He now really notices when I leave a room, and he’s working on that laughing thing. He hasn’t laughed yet, but you can tell he’s TRYING to laugh and getting frustrated when the sounds he makes aren’t right.
While he hasn’t repeated the insane 6 hour sleep of last week, he has managed a couple of nearly-five hour stretches over night. I should be grateful that while his sleep between noon and midnight may only add up to two or three hours, he does tend to get about 8-10 hours between midnight and noon.
But then, on Monday, Babby rolled over from his stomach to his back.
He has done it at least seven times in the last two days. It’s confirmed. He can roll over. He developed this ability at 6 1/2 weeks old.
I’m in trouble, aren’t I?
Rebecca West said:
It could be good! I think when a baby can roll itself over you can start putting them to sleep on their tummies. And that might help him sleep longer!
I found your blog recently through Day Care Daze, and I want ot thank you for sharing your family! My partner and I want to start a family of our own soon, and it’s fun to be reading you and thinking about how we might be there someday.
Nah, he hates being on his tummy.
It’s a good thing he’s cute. (And he *is* super cute)
Thanks. I do find it to be his saving grace.
That IS early. He is going to be ruling the world a little sooner than you expected. You may want to get your hair done.
I am afraid.
That picture is priceless!
And yes, I think you may have a preschool marathon runner on your hands. 🙂
Yup, that sounds early. (Of course, my first kid didn’t really roll over…. um, ever. I mean, till he was up and about and walking. He HATED to be on his tummy with a passion. Jonah did it at about four and a half months or so? I think… So, yes, in my limited experience, that seems early.)
Maybe he’s a genius!
I’m pretty sure he learned to roll just to thwart tummy time. Now when I put him down for it, FLIP! On his back he goes!
Ooooo! An overachiever AND wilful? Yup, you’re in trouble!
Wow, look at that smile. With that smile, he could get away with not sleeping at all, right?
He may have to!
Oh, yay! It sounds like you’re getting more sleep. Rolling over so early! Great! Sailor has just officially started full-on giggling this week. It’s the best noise ever. Totally different from any other “happy” noises before now. Wait til you get to that laugh!!!
He’s working hard on it. He sits there with his mouth open in that big grin and makes a series of noises, and you can tell he’s TRYING to express his joy…
Yaaaay! Things are just going to get better!
And yeah, you’re so in for it. Hehe. All I can say is — enjoy that brief period between the newborn-crying-all-day phase and the mobile-toddler-destroying-the-house phase. It’s a very short phase.
Oh and I remember Angus’ first laugh! He was 3 months old and lying on the floor and my best girlfriend was bent over him making fart noises and saying the word “BOOBS!”
Wombat Central said:
That smile’s sure wonderful enough to hold you until the laugh happens! 😀
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