This week I overcame adversity and reached a new milestone. That’s another one of those baby development markers that parents are always watching for to make sure their babies are on track. It didn’t seem like a big deal to me, but mommy was very excited about it.
It happened while mommy and I were doing our rolling around time in mommy and daddy’s bed. Once again, mommy had tricked me into tummy time. Luckily we hadn’t been at it very long and I was still feeling strong. I decided to put my abundant energy to some use and try something different. I wiggled and kicked until I got my right arm all the way underneath myself, and then I rolled onto my right shoulder.
This is when mommy started getting excited. I found this to be a strange reaction because at this point, I was starting to feel a little stuck. My tush was weighing down the lower half of my body leaving me to lay there in a twisted and uncomfortable fashion. My strength was beginning to fail me and I couldn’t get my right arm back over to my right side. I was sure that I was stuck!
That’s when mommy got involved. She pulled out a toy and held it in front of my hands, but just out of reach. I really wanted that toy. It’s one of my favourites! I dug deep into my energy reserves and, with some huffing and puffing plus a loud grunt, I lunged forward with my shoulders. This caused my left hip to come up off the mattress and I turned onto my right side. From there it was easy to go the rest of the way and roll all the way to my back.
Mommy was so happy. I have been rolling from my back to either side with ease for several months. I have even managed to roll onto my tummy a few times. Entirely by accident of course. I would never chose to be on my tummy on purpose. But this was the first time I managed to roll from tummy to back all by myself. Perhaps this is a good thing to learn. Maybe if I can master that maneuver, I’ll never have to do tummy time again!