Well, since the magical weekend of belly to back rolling (IN JANUARY!!!) Connor has only rolled over ONE other time from his belly to his back - and that was just a few days ago. I swear, I would put him on his belly, he'd play and kick his feet, enjoy himself but REFUSE to roll over. He was striking. I am serious - I bet if I did a thorough search of his room I'd find picket signs saying something witty like:
"Babies Don't Roll For The Amusement of Others"
"If you think its so cute, why don't YOU roll?" "Only SCABS roll over on demand"
This morning I put him on his belly, as I do many, many times throughout the day HOPING he will roll -but it becomes quite evident that he is still on strike. He'll squirm all over the blankets, but will he roll??? NOPE!
After a few minutes he becomes fussy, so we flip him over to his back - and I couldn't believe my eyes...he rolled over! From his back to his belly! (the opposite of what he had done previously!). I swore it was a fluke, so I put him onto his back again -- and over to his stomach he went!
So....I have come to the conclusion that he rolled over from his belly to his back enough times so that Mommy had enough witnesses (Aunt Kelley, Daddy & Mary) to support her stories -- but quit shortly thereafter so that he had the upper hand.
I don't know who wrote this, or where it was found - but I felt strongly about what it said and meant that I wanted to share...
Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys Or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn't worry whether or not My plants were poisonous... I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom, I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind And my thoughts. I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom, I never held down a screaming child So doctors could do tests. Or give shots. I never looked into teary eyes and cried. I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin. I never sat up late hours at night Watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces When I couldn't stop the hurt. I never knew that something so small Could affect my life so much. I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom, I didn't know the feeling of Having my heart outside my body. I didn't know how special it could feel To feed a hungry baby. I didn't know that bond Between a mother and her child. I didn't know that something so small Could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom, I had never gotten up in the middle of the night Every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay. I had never known the warmth, The joy, The love, The heartache, The wonderment Or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much, Before I was a Mom .
If I could script Connor's inner dialogue I think it may go something like this...
"What is this weird stuff you keep pushing in to my mouth??? It's much thicker than formula. It smells different, it looks different, it tastes different... I KNOW it isn't formula. What is this weird stuff you keep pushing in to my mouth???
And...while we're on the subject, what is this weird shiny thing that you're holding to push in the mushy stuff??"
Feeding Connor applesauce was definitely a fun thing to do, however, he really doesn't quite understand "eating" just yet. Oh, but the faces he makes as he tries to eat are priceless!!!
And, he's pretty cool.... (as you can tell by his pose!!)
He's a happy, healthy 16.2 lb boy. He is 24 inches long! The doctor said he looks great, and he was so pleased with how well he's growing. In fact, the doctor said we could try some solids - to see how he'd take it. Well, we tried Applesauce! (there will be a separate blog about that!)
For now, enjoy some more pictures of my super cute, super cool 4 month old!