Between 4 and 5 months, Avery mastered the art of rolling over. And he’s so good at it now that whenever you lay him down on his back, he flips right over onto his tummy. Great, right?! Yes. Except it now makes changing diapers and clothes an adventure. The little bugger won’t stay still on his back.
One second he’s trying to roll over, the next he’s kicking the powder container and it falls to the floor, and then he tries reaching for the clothes hanging nearby that he’s supposed to wear, but instead he wants to eat them, oh and then if you try holding him still, he sumo-wrestles your arms with his legs and screams bloody murder. So, although we are thrilled Avery’s developing well and can roll over, let’s just say, it’s getting a little old – and tiresome! Onto the next task…
For the past month, we’ve been encouraging Avery to master the task of ‘sitting up.’ First we started propping him up using his boppy pillow or leaning him up on the couch.
Avery did well with this – he’s technically been a ‘supported sitter’ for a while. So we quickly moved onto having him sit alone while we sat behind him for support (and to grab him if he falls!).
He was a little wobbly. So we tried helping him out by putting him in a confined space that he couldn’t really ‘fall over’ – a laundry basket 🙂
And with some practice, he began to finally sit by himself! Here he is earlier this week:
Last night in his PJ’s, he was literally a sitting duck – Sitting up all by himself in his ducky pajamas, as if it was no big deal.
Yay Avery! We’re so proud of you.
Up next… crawling! But let’s not fast-forward there yet. Mommy and Daddy are still basking in the awesomeness from last night – enjoying the milestones as they come along 🙂
When did you little one(s) learn to sit up? Were they crawling long after? We’re mentally prepping for the baby-proofing that is too soon to come…