Last week Lucy hit a development milestone that I have to say, I was not excited to see her achieve. She learned how to roll over from her back. Now, she’s done this a few times here and there in her nine-plus months in existence, but it wasn’t part of her repertoire. Even as she’s figured out how to pull herself up and move around in the past few months, I could still put her on her back and run into another room to take care of some things in another room.
Now? Not so much. Now that she can flip herself over I can’t take my eyes off of her for a second. Changing has become a bit more difficult, but the biggest difference now is that she will not allow herself to be awake and lying down in her crib anymore. As soon as she’s awake, she pops herself up and perches at the edge of her crib, hollering down the hall for me to come get her. This has made the days a lot more interesting as well as our evenings.
I used to be able to lie her down in her crib and she’d holler a bit, but would fall asleep in ten minutes or so. That doesn’t work anymore. I now have to fidget with her until she finally passes out which has cut down on her actual nap time which has been rough. Tired cranky babies are not easy to deal with, especially when you’re trying to make dinner before mommy gets home.
It really is surprising how much such a small development can change so many aspects of my day to day life, but I guess that’s just the name of the game when it comes to parenthood.