Friday, March 12, 2010

Rolling like a river

Yesterday Maeve rolled from front to back for the first time.

I put her down on a blanket on her tummy for a minute, walked into the kitchen to grab Jack's backpack, turned to look at something and saw her gracefully go right over. I yelled for Josh and clapped for her.

Then a feeling of dread came over me. What the hell is she doing? She's not allowed to move around, she's my baby! And if she's moving around, then that means I need to pay more attention. And move small 4-year-old and 2-year-old toy pieces out of reach. And now I can't leave her on the changing table while I turn around and wash my hands.

Why yes, I have managed to make one of her milestones all about me.

I tried to convince her to do it again for the camera, but she was having none of that.

If I was her, I would figure out how to do it with regularity so Jack and Emmie stop turning her over while yelling, "Roll! Maeve, roll!" Apparently they saw me "helping" her practice a few days ago and now want to be equally as involved.

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Blogger Monica said...

Go Maeve!

March 13, 2010 5:03 PM  
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March 14, 2010 1:59 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I totally agree. I wish that my 14 month old was 3 months old again just so that she would stay in one place! I would be nice to go the bathroom without her following me in too!

(Go Maeve!!!)

March 15, 2010 11:44 AM  

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