Friday, May 25, 2007

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'...

Henry rolled over both ways with ample time to spare in terms of meeting milestones, but he has never been a fan of doing it. He could go weeks without rolling over. Over the past few days, he has embraced it with a renewed vigor. He now likes to roll all day, sometimes quite aggressively. It it thought that when babies learn a new skill it disrupts their sleep because they feel compelled to "practice" whenever they wake.

Henry must have thought that I was getting entirely too much sleep despite his night wakings to eat or spit out his pacifier. Over the past few days, he has been waking up screaming like a stuck pig because he flips himself over in his sleep and gets stuck. I fly into his room, thinking someone is applying a branding iron to his little rear end and find him in the Cobra pose. He is on his belly with his entire torso pushed up in the air on his arms. He now does this two or three times per night. I keep telling myself that this too shall pass!

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