Sunday, March 13, 2011
the new news
last night we spent about half an hour working with him on rolling over with no success. though tummy time is still a strongly objected past time for him, we soldier on in effort to build his strength in it. this morning, while laying him belly-down on the couch next to me he began to object, as usual, and squirm. the next thing i knew he was rolling over (into my ready hands, of course)! thinking it just a fluke, i was pleasantly surprised when he later repeated this action on our bed. it seems rolling tummy to back is another added skill little c is beginning to master. yesterday i also found a new skill i was not expecting him to have yet. while holding him under his arms, i stood him on his feet. he has been standing up for over a month with our assistance, so this is not new.. but when he raised his left leg and put it down only to raise his right.. i was curious. so, to test a theory, i began to move him in a forward motion.. and beheld my seventeen week old child 'walking' along with me! he would lift one leg and place it in front of him, straighten it, then lift and move the other. it appears that he is planning to skip crawling and move straight into walking!
i don't feel ready to let go of his 'newborn' status yet, but being that he's now an infant and moving quickly into all of the things that infants learn to do, i must succumb to it nonetheless. i admit i am bursting with pride over his many accomplishments, regardless of the twinge of nostalgia i am experiencing. the often asked question of parents being 'where does the time go?' as our children hurtle headlong into growing up.