I know that I said I would not worry about my daughter meeting her milestones on time, but I cannot help but be a teensy bit concerned that she is nearing six months of age and has not rolled over once.
She actually quite enjoys the first 5-10 minutes of each tummy time.
She looks up at me, makes a grab for her toys, and even plays “superman” (which is what I like to call the below pose):
But as soon as she gets bored, or gets tired (whichever happens first), she will start the pity cries. The “Mommy please pick me up I don’t want to do this anymore” cries.
I ignore the cries. “No pain, no gain, baby,” I tell her.
The crying continues.
I position her arms and legs so that she can roll over more easily. And many times, I have guided her little body through the exact motions that she should be doing in order to flip tummy to back.
But she still doesn’t get it. Either that, or she plain just does not want to roll.
That is when the crying intensifies and her stubborn personality takes over.
She refuses to budge from this position. I have no choice but to come to her aid, as she will suffocate otherwise.
Oh Claire, why did you have to take after mommy’s stubbornness?