Monday, February 11, 2008

Keep Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’

Ben has perfected the art of rolling over. He started rolling when he was just a few weeks old. We would lay him down for tummy time, and he would be flipped over. He only did that a couple times, but it was some definite foreshadowing of things to come. Right around 4 ½ months, Ben figured out how to roll from his back, to his tummy and it became his new favorite pass time. I guess any concerns about him not getting enough tummy time were out the window! Once he was on his tummy, he started working on his push ups, and once he was up on his arms, he learned how to lean to the side, and then would flip from his tummy to his back. At first it happened on accident, but now he has figured out that this can take him places.... as long as those places are in the one direction he knows how to roll! It has been quite entertaining to see his new mode of transportation.

Ben is also doing a great job learning how to sit up on his own. He can sit and play with a toy for stretches of a couple of minutes at a time before he finally “timbers” over to the side. We are so excited for him to be a professional sitter upper. It just opens up a whole new world of play and discovery for him. At the same time it’s a little bittersweet, since our baby is growing up!

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