Thursday, September 28, 2006

Roly-Poly at 19 Weeks

This is the text of an email I sent to Allison this afternoon:
From: matt
To: allison
Date: Sep 28, 2006 3:45 PM
Subject: mark it down

at 3:40 PM on thursday september 28 2006, i watched tobin lee smith, from a position lying flat on his back, roll completely over onto his belly.

he celebrated by drooling, spitting up, rubbing his face in his spit-up, and then crying because he was on his tummy.

awesome.

-proud dad.
Tobin and I were on the floor--he was on his playmat--listening to Willie Nelson's Red Headed Stranger like we've done every day this week (Yes, he seems to like Willie Nelson). He began to rock onto his side like we've seen him do before, then he tucked his knee underneath him and rolled all the way onto his stomach. At first, his left arm was still pinned under his chest, but another grunt and arch of the back brought both arms out. I was much more excited than he was. He stayed up for a while, then drooled a little. What happened after is described above, so I'll skip here to the part where I was so excited that I scooped him up and danced around the room.

He did a repeat performance for Allison when she got home from work a little later. I'm pretty sure our reactions were encouraging enough that he'll make rolling over a normal part of his routine. Tobin Lee is 19 weeks old today. Next step: crawling.


3 comments:

Amy Kiviranna said...

Congratulations to Tobin and his proud parents! Rolling over is quite a milestone. Miss you guys and love you...Amy K.
P.S. LOVE the seersucker pants!

DMW said...

Tell that little man that I am proud of him! And that he should show his Aunt Ashley in person this weekend... Hope you guys have a lovely time.

Elizabeth Lupien said...

I'm so happy that he likes Willie!