Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rollin' rollin' rollin'...

So I had been waiting for E to reach this milestone of rolling from back to tummy since it's around the 5-6 month marker for most babies but now that it's happened - it's totally freaking me out! 

Yesterday morning he woke up earlier than usual, around 6 am - so I fed him and put him back to bed, only to find him crying 20 mins later as he had rolled onto his tummy and was frustrated because he didn't know how to roll back.

So I know this will only be temporary until he learns and masters the "from-tummy-to-back" skill but I had a hard time falling asleep last night because I kept thinking he would cry any minute because he had flipped and didn't know what to do.  He woke up once around 5 am and I went to check in on him and he was yep, on his tummy. Rolled him back and he fussed quietly for a few minutes and then back to sleep.  He is still sleeping from 8pm to about 730-8am so I'm really hoping this whole rolling thing doesn't interfere too much with his awesome sleeping. 

We are trying to teach him to roll back so hopefully he gets it soon - but man, stressful times! I can't even imagine when he learns to crawl and push himself up....tell me this gets easier!


  1. Sounds like us about a month ago, except for Ella seems to prefer to sleep on her stomach...which was stressful in a different way! Yes, he'll get the hang of it; but no, I don't think it gets "easier"...only more complicated! But you're an awesome mom, and we'll just have to figure it out as we go!

  2. I found G on his tummy the other morning chewing on his fingers! I'm sure he'll have the hang of it soon!

  3. They're like little stranded bugs when they get stuck like that. I'm sure he'll get the hang of it soon only to find other ways to worry you!

  4. It really DOES get easier. Once they can move around, there's a whole new world of babyproofing and such, but they're SO much happier once they can move. Then, if they want something, they can try to get it instead of just crying about it. :)