Tuesday, February 5, 2008

7-Minute Abs

For the first five months of his life, The Boy would have nothing to do with "tummy time." This was really quite odd to us, as we were told that babies enjoyed tummy time, for a couple of minutes per day, at least. The Boy would nap on us lying on his stomach, but if he was put down on his playmat or the carpet on his belly, he would scream for two minutes, stick his thumb in his mouth and refuse to move. Kind of cute, in a weird sort of way.

But, for whatever reason, he's decided that he now loves Tummy Time. On Sunday, he decided that he wanted to be on his belly and raise himself up on his hands in order to look around. So, for the past two days, he has spent a lot of time on his belly. His playmat has great stuff on it that crinkles, and he levers himself up and squeezes the crinkly stuff. It's very cute. Even today, for me, he spent quite a bit of time doing that sort of baby yoga, in order to look at stuff and grab stuff in front of him.

I can understand why - he finally figured out that, if he pushes himself up (baby pushups, similar to a yoga position that I forget the name of), he can see LOTS of stuff that he can't see when he's on his back. He also managed to propel himself a little bit - he pushed himself back about six inches, after five minutes of work, Monday night.

So, it looks like he might actually crawl, after all. He might not skip directly over to walking. We'll see. I'll keep you updated.

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