Friday, May 18, 2007

Batten down the hatches.

Wow, three posts in one day....someone must have a lot of time on his hands.....

The worst thing you can do as a parent is over protect. That is the highest on my list of inexcusable offenses. Children need noise, the womb is noisy and it's okay for them to fall down, that's how they learn.

But one of the most egregious offenses a new parent can do (what am I saying? Any parent!) is be one of those who thinks their kid is AMAZING! A GENIUS! AHEAD OF HER TIME!

So, I won't go on like that, because it's nauseating and no one wants to hear it.

That said, Zoe did something today that was a little freaky and, well, a couple weeks ahead of schedule.

She rolled over.

As a caveat let me state that at the time she was on her developmental gym. This is a pad with crinkly fake leaves, colorful creatures and a seperate u-shaped inflatable mattressy thing. The u portion is where the inflation is and it is designed to cushion and protect her when she is on her back, so she CAN'T roll off of it. And when she is on her stomach, if you place her hands at her chest and the top of her chest at the edge, she can learn to push up. Learn to push up, I should say. Ha! That's a joke, she has been pushing up and holding her chest up for days now. And for 10 seconds at a time. Even when she is flat on the soft floor pad she pushes up to that position for 13-15 seconds. That was amazing enough. except that we put her chest down on the U and she kept working and working until, flip, she rolled over onto her back. OFF THE PAD. THE ELEVATED PAD! This was really freaky.

And way ahead of schedule.

We're gonna have to put cushions all along the floor of her crib. She's gonna be an escape artist.

Okay, bragging dad time is now over. I return you to your regularly scheduled....stuff.

One more shot of Zoe after the jump. (now I sounds all journalisty and shit)

My daughter, the skeptic.

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