Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Adventures of Incredi-Boy

Okay, true story. While visiting the new grandbaby this past weekend New Mom decided it was Tummy Time. She put him on a blanket and cooed "Do you think you'll roll over Ethan?" We laughed, everyone of us. Ethan was exactly two weeks old. Silly New Mom. Babies do not roll over that young, even special ones like Ethan.

But to our surprise, he kicked his tiny little two-week new feet so hard that he flipped about half-way up. Moments later he lifted his little head high off the ground. The cutest thing ever. He then dropped his head as if he'd just run a marathon. Cute again. It's all so cute. Amazing how something so tiny can transfix so many adults. But I digress...

Fast forward two days. Ethan is now sixteen days old. I get a call from Jen, breathless and excited. She put little Ethan down for Tummy Time, then stepped out of the room for just a second, and guess what?! He was on his back when she came back! Does this count for rolling over?! Can she put a sticker on his calendar? I don't really have the answer. Probably. Maybe. But he's only two-weeks old. It could be a fluke, but he did almost do it two days earlier...

Well, the next day, I get another call. Another tummy time. She just had to go to the bathroom...

And yep. You guessed it. On his back again when she returned. Seventeen days old.

In case you're wondering, I looked at two legitimate sources. One said they roll as early as 2 1/2 months. The other said the average is between 4 and 6 months.

Yep. That's my grandson.

Jen was so sad to miss it twice in a row, poor thing. But Ethan now gets a video camera pointed on him during Tummy Time. And Jen is NOT to step out of the room, even for a second, I don't care how loud her bladder screams. Got that Sweetie?

3 comments:

Mike and Jen said...

I'm glad everyone knows that I just had to go to the bathroom. :) So check this out. It's from babycenter.com: At about 3 months, when placed on his stomach, your baby will lift his head and shoulders high, using his arms for support. This mini-pushup helps him strengthen the muscles he'll use to roll over. (We have many witnesses that he lifted his head and shoulders high at 2 weeks!)

Tristi Pinkston said...

Not that I'm way showing off or anything, but I rolled over at three days. So it's possible. :)

Blog Buddy said...

I'm impressed with Incredi-Boy's new found strength. I'll be cheering when the cute thing can hold his head up at his six week mark:) Go Baby Ethan-GO! Go! Go! ♥