Skip to main content

Splashing and Rolling Around - Milestone Updates



(Sorry about the Milestones post that somehow got published before it was even finished.  I had fallen asleep and somehow my finger hit "Publish" in error)

Baby Loquacious decided yesterday that she was sick and tired of rolling onto her tummy and getting stuck there, so she rolled back onto her back! Now that she's able to do a full log roll, Hubbs and I are starting to worry that perhaps her mobility means that we will need to pad up all the corners on our furniture, stat!

During bath time, she has also figured out how to float on her back and kick her legs to splash the water.  Bathing with her has become infinitely more challenging as a result since she doesn't want to be in any other position than the supine one.  I can't wait for the day when she can sit up in the tub on her own, so that I don't have to try holding her down as she planks during hair-washing.

I suspect she is also getting her gums ready to teethe (oh no!) because everything is going into her mouth now, and she clamps down quite hard with her gums.  She has also taken to biting her lower lip with her upper gums, and drooling.  I'm the mortified mom with the kid with the dirty shirt since her collars are almost always stained with a combination of spit, dripped formula and puke.

She is also getting increasingly loud and vocal.  She said "a'ma" the other day and sometimes I swear she says, "Hi!"; most of the time, however, she just coos and makes weird sounds.  During her more excited moments, she also squeals in delight...loudly.  And when she is frustrated, the cry is at an even higher volume.  Unfortunately, she comes by her big voice honestly; both Hubbs and I can project our voices (a necessity in the classroom, and for presentations), and we both love to talk.  If she would have been quiet and mute, we'd be asking the hospital if they gave us the right kid! ;)

All in all, I think she is hitting her milestones on schedule, not that it's a race or a competition.  It's just reassuring to know that, despite our failings and inadequacies as parents (and there are many), my baby will still naturally develop as she should.  Praise be to God, for it is indeed a God thing!




Comments

Amen!! I was all upset that Ollie had not rolled over yet and cried to hubs about it. The next day he went back to belly! I realize there is nothing I can do to make him hit his milestones so I just try to enjoy to ohhs and ahhs and of course the fact that he is always where I left him. Soon enough he will be mobile and then I'll be really sorry I kept trying to push him to the next milestone!
~Rain``` said…
Enjoy those milestones! They go through so many in the first year!

Popular posts from this blog

Gone with the FLLO - Traveling with the Clek FLLO

In previous posts, I've already detailed the awesomeness of Clek's FLLO seat, so no need for redundancy here. The true test of its greatness lies in how well it travels, since it is meant to be a "compact" and more portable version of the gargantuan FOONF.

Now, to be clear, we purchased a Clek WEELEE bag to transport our car seat on our flight to and from Maui, *and* we checked our car seat with our airline, which I know is a big CPS Tech no-no. They argue that any car seat that has been checked is as good as crashed, because the potential rough handling of the seat by the carrier compromises its integrity and could damage it internally. My experience (now that I've done it) is this:

a) The Weelee bag is very well padded and sturdy. Once I had the seat properly placed inside the bag, I felt that it was as good as any seat in a styrofoam-packaged box. The bonus, of course, is that unlike a box, the Weelee has a telescopic handle and deeply-grooved, rugged wheels, …

Outgrow. Outlast. - The Finale of Our BF Journey

To be completely honest, I almost didn't write this post. While I'm usually fairly open about my opinions and parenting choices, I've held this one pretty close to the vest in recent years, because it is a more controversial - and personal- decision than most others. Sadly, it is one that many Western mothers are also unfairly judged for, despite it being completely natural in many other parts of our world.

The choice: full-term, aka "extended," breastfeeding. Little L and I chose to continue our nursing journey beyond age 2, and 3, and even 4. In fact, we only weaned a couple of weeks ago. We had already stopped nursing in public and nursing on demand several years earlier, but it was only recently that Little L was ready to completely wean from her nighttime and early morning sessions; she had finally outgrown her need to drink from my milk. The most clear signs of this were her growing desire for "privacy" and alone time, and her "nye-nye"

An Eyeliner Switcheroo

For the past several years, I've been a very loyal Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner fan. I mean, I use the stuff every single day, and I like to do dramatic wings on my eyes, so I need a quality eyeliner that is high pigment, won't smear, and has an amazing fine-tipped brush that will let me draw my eyeliner wings to a very long, dramatic tip. My standards are exacting when it comes to liquid liner. 

That said, my wallet hates me for it. Those amazing liners cost $30 a pop, and they only last a couple of months at the rate that I use them. 
So, as any responsible adult tries to do, I've attempted to save money and find a cheaper alternative. I've used all sorts of liners sent by IPSY, or bought at my local drugstore. Unfortunately, every attempt I've made has resulted in great regret. The brush applicator was too wide or too short. The eyeliner smudged too easily. The pigment wasn't dark enough. You get the idea.
However, I think I've finally found m…