Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rolling, rolling, rolling

Up until very recently, I was under the grave misconception that babies are not "mobile" until they start to crawl. I felt luxuriously far away from the worries of baby-proofing and chasing my little loves around the house and NO! away from the stairs.

Here's the thing. Rolling. And bum up in the air like-it's-nobody's-business scooting.

Rhys rolled from belly to back for the first time at 13 weeks. Which, adjusted age-wise, is actually 6 weeks and makes him like the Michael Jordan of babies. Is Michael Jordan an outdated reference?

Anyway, Quin took the more leisurely lumpish baby pace and rolled over belly to back for the first time at 18 weeks.

I've been feeling quite proud of my babies' physical prowess in the rolling department.

I had no idea.

Rolling, apparently, is the tip of the mobility ice burg.

Suddenly both babies also roll belly to back. And they squirm. And wriggle. And arch. These little movements add up to a surprising amount of forward, backward, and sideways motion.

I've signed them up for a triathlon in August.

Running out of the room for a second to throw in a load of laundry has taken on new meaning. Cause sometimes I come back and they've scooted right off the safety of their little play blanket and are waiting for me under the couch.

This game is less fun at night when any scootage results in the smashing of heads into the bars of the bumper-less crib.

Everyone warns moms about rolling. And crawling. And walking. And I sort of wonder, isn't that the point of all of this? Forward motion.

Roll on, babies.


Parsing Nonsense said...

Oh my goodness, I remember when I was nannying for my niece and she started scooting. What a new world!

I didn't go to the bathroom for a whole day once because I couldn't get her to stay confined. I eventually had to strap her into her swing, even though she was furious about it, just so I could pee!

Amy said...

Oh boy, can't wait. . . .oh yes I can. . . Boys, Don't tell Sophie about your secret plan of motion!

Deb said...

This is such an exciting time as the boys' world expands and they learn new tricks every day. I think that they will also begin to sleep for longer periods since they are exercising and exploring. And you might want to consider some new running shoes for yourself. ;)

Daryl said...

I think Debzilla is right, you may need new running shoes .. and get ready for the 'commando' crawl .. its where they stuck their tush in the air and sort of accordion themselves along .. its rapidly followed by standing up assisted, pushing away helping hands and then sitting down hard ... this is when you need to be prepared because then they start to walk .. then run .. then demand the keys to the car ...

Anonymous said...

Hey! They're in their crib at night now?

April said...

Well...they start the night in the crib - it's progress!

Jenera said...

ah I know this well. I was amazed that mine could roll all the way under the table and in such rapid time. Now he's crawling and get around very quickly.