Friday, February 20, 2009

Our Rolling Boy

He did it, Topher rolled over this morning! Incidentally, today is also his 17-week birthday. He had a little bit of a rough night last night (wiggled out of his blankets, got too cold, and was wide awake by 3am and didn't get back to sleep until 4:30am) but maybe he was just gearing up for his amazing feat this morning. I had him on a blanket in the living room, giving him "tummy time" like usual (if you don't have a baby, tummy time is just put the baby on his belly so he can practice lifting up his head and building his muscles) and for some reason I got out the digital camera and started filming him using the camcorder function. At some point we will actually need a camcorder, but this works for now. Anyway, I started filming him and before I knew it he was rolling over for the first time. It was very exciting, but I don't think he realized what he had done. His expression was pretty blank, but after I stopped the film, he finally broke out into a smile, probably because I was telling him how proud I was of him. Here's the momentous video:
He's done it one more time today, which I also caught on film. It might not be that big of a deal in and of itself, but it feels like the doorway to more exciting events: crawling, for one. We should probably think about child-proofing the house soon, come to think of it.
TJ has also found an interesting way to entertain Topher in the afternoons. He takes Topher downstairs and lays him on a blanket so Topher can watch him workout. I wouldn't think it would be that interesting for a baby to watch someone weight lift, but he seems to enjoy it. We've also discovered that in addition to floating on his back in the tub, he loves to flip over and float on his belly. All we do is hold his head out of the water and he kicks his little legs. It's pretty funny to watch. Plus his little tush-tush is way cute.
Other than that, it's life as usual in the Clark household. We have a blissfully blank canvas of a weekend stretched out in front of us, and it feels good. Happy weekend to all!

1 comment:

  1. That's so neat that you happened to have the camera rolling for his first roll over. Get ready, when they go mobile everything changes!
    luvs, aby