But yesterday the inevitable happened. Avery rolled over from her back to her stomach for the first time and I missed it. In fact, she’s done it several times since then and I’ve missed every single one. Apparently she doesn’t like an audience and only does it when no one is looking.
Yesterday I had Avery on her play mat while I was trying to get things prepared for dinner. I walked over to throw something away and look back at her to notice that she isn’t on her back anymore, but was on her stomach with a huge grin on her face (the same one you see in the picture.)
I love when a baby realizes that they have learned a new trick and find it to be so entertaining. The look on her face when I went over to her to do my happy dance and tell her she rolled over was priceless and truly heart melting.
I was so bummed that I missed it the first time that I immediately put her back on her back so that I could watch her roll over. She rolled back and forth for 15 minutes as Harlan and I made our own cheering section trying to get her to do it again. I was trying everything in my power to entice her to roll over, but in those 15 minutes she didn’t do it.
I decided to give it a little bit of a rest and continue making dinner while Harlan sat and played with her. As I am in the middle of my preparations I hear Harlan yelling, “Mommy she did it again!” That’s right, my two year old got to see it, but I missed it….. again.
So I tried for a second time to get her to do it again while I sat and watched. But after 10 minutes and no avail, I gave up again. And wouldn’t you know it two minutes after I turned my back she did it again. If you are keeping score that’s Avery: 3 Mommy: 0.
I gave up after that time and it was probably a good thing because Avery had had enough as well. I tried to lay her down on her mat this morning to watch her do it, but I guess she just wasn’t in the mood (or maybe because I was watching) because she didn’t do it.
I know I’ll eventually get to see her roll over, but I just didn’t want to have to wait this long. The suspense is killing me!
More from Lauren on Baby’s First Year:
Read more from Lauren at her personal blog, A Mommy in the City, where she chronicles her life living in New York City with a suburban mentality. For more updates, follow Lauren on Facebook and Twitter! Check out more of Lauren’s Babble posts at Being Pregnant and Baby’s First Year.