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Uncanny Timing (Or, She Rolled!)

Did my daughter know that I had posted an unflattering picture of her last night? Perhaps she sensed my worry at having voiced my concern online?


And not just once but twice. During different tummy times. So I know it wasn’t just a fluke.

She still doesn’t like it. Both times, she started crying immediately afterwards, as if confused and startled at how the heck the world could (literally) turn upside down in the blink of an eye.

And both times, I immediately embraced her and praised her like she had just discovered the cure for cancer.

(I actually do the same with Comang whenever he does something good, like learn a new trick. Is it bad that I treat my dog and my baby to the same sort of positive reinforcement?)

I knew I shouldn’t have worried so much; there isn’t anything physically wrong with her — our pediatrician had even pointed out that her neck control and balance seem to be better than that of most babies her age. It was just a battle of wills, and in this case, mommy eventually won out.

I am not looking forward to tonight because they say that most babies who reach new milestones have trouble sleeping. But this is surely a day I will remember…my baby rolled over for the first time on Pi Day 2010!

We started solids just last week. So far it seems to be going pretty well.