Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…
Now that you’ve figured out how to roll (going back to front at least — you still don’t love to go the other way), you won’t stop. I know I probably need to give you time to figure it out, but I run up to your crib at least twice a night to roll you onto your back after you did gymnastics in your sleep. You’re so strong with your push-ups, and I know you are safer on your tummy than you were months ago, but Mommy’s still trying to come to grips with the big change.
You’re also a super smiler — always grinning and babbling, and still keenly interested in your toys, Daddy and the dogs. I fear you’re cutting a bottom tooth because this last week, you’ve been shoving your fingers in your mouth, massaging your gums and howling. I can feel the little bugger just below the surface, so I hope it breaks through soon.
Sleeping is a work in progress. I figure you are just making up for being such a good snoozer in the early months, but it has been a little rough on Mommy. Not every night, but many nights, you wake up at 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Often you just whimper or cry with your eyes closed, but you don’t seem to be able to put yourself back to sleep unless I put your paci in or stroke your forehead. I’ve taken to getting you from your crib around 5 a.m. and bringing you into bed with me for snoozing and snuggles. It’s nice bonding time and eases the heartache of not having you in our room anymore.
We brought home your new jumperoo and you’re absolutely in love! You like to bounce, bounce, bounce and swat at the toys that hang all around it.
And you are just so darn close to sitting up on your own. It’s fun to be able to hang out with you.
Grampy is in town for the weekend and it’s the first time he’s seen you since you were just a week old. He loves you so much!
And we do too, Bug.