Let’s get a move on

Filed under: baby's progress — by Lauren on May 4th, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

As of about five minutes ago, Anya is now able roll in all directions – she finally figured out how to roll to her left from her back.  The other day I experienced for the first time the shock of putting her down in one place, going into the kitchen for a minute, and coming back to find her someplace else.  She had rolled all the way over and was no longer on her play mat.

Anya is a pro at scooting around her crib, although I don’t think she is quite in control of where she ends up just yet.  Last night, while expressing rather loudly her feeling that it was not actually time to go to bed, we watched her turn herself around 360 degrees over the course of a few minutes.  She accomplishes this by rolling to her tummy and back again several times.  It would have been funny if she wasn’t crying.  This morning was actually the second time I woke up to the sound of a crying baby, but when I looked at the video monitor there didn’t appear to be any baby in the crib!  She moves herself all the way down to the bottom of the crib, out of the camera’s view.

No crawling yet, which is fine by me, but she’s definitely working on it.  Anya pushes up on her hands fairly well, and she’s starting to pull her knees up.  She can’t do them at the same time, so when she’s working on her legs, she keeps her face on the floor – it’s very silly looking.  I’ve seen her try to lunge forward from sitting when she wants something out of her reach, but she usually chickens out or ends up folded in half.  Yesterday was the first time she ever kicked her legs behind her after folding herself.

Poor Charlie.  His days of being able to easily escape Anya’s attempts to grab him are numbered.

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