Piper’s First Roll

Wow, a busy week thus far! Piper has been working very hard to roll from her back to her front for a few days now and today she accomplished her mission. I didn’t get the first roll on video, but I set her down and she did it again, so I set her down a third time and turned on the camera. 

While this is wonderful and joyous, especially being that she did this on my last day of maternity leave, there are some unforeseen downsides. Like now all she wants to do is roll over. And by all, I mean ALL. I think this girl might be some sort of perfectionist. I’ve gotten her all the way to sleep several times. I put her in the crib, I hold my hand on her belly to make her feel secure and comforted and she falls into a deep sleep. Then about 15 minutes later, she rolls over. It would be fine if she stayed asleep, but of course that is not the case. I think sleeping in a sleep sack took Ellie a couple of days to get used to, so maybe that’s what we’re dealing with here. Now that I see her doing this in her sleep in the sleep sack, it’s apparent to me that she has been trying to roll for the last several nights in her swaddle, which is why she’s been waking up and I’ve been getting up so frequently. Argh…an awesome beautiful thing, but still with it’s challenges. At the end of the day, I will just keep reminding myself how happy I am I got to see this milestone for the first time and how excited I am for her that’s she’s reached this stage in her development. 

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Development and Four Month Checkup

They said it was true, but we didn’t believe it in the beginning: time really has flown by! It’s hard to believe Ellie is four months old already.  We just went in for her checkup this morning.  She is in the 80th percentile for height (25.25 inches), 50th percentile for weight (13 lbs, 15.5 oz) and the 50th percentile for dome circumference (40.4 cm).  The doctor said everything looks great and she seems to be developing normally – yay!  When we did the immunization shot today, Ellie didn’t cry AT ALL!  We couldn’t believe it and we were so proud.

Here is a video of her rolling from her front to her back all on her own.  She hasn’t quite done the back to the front yet:

And here is a video of her playing with some toys: