Good: So many goods this week! Tonight we flipped him over for tummy time which is usually a pretty scream-y time and, instead of screaming, he lifted his head higher than he ever had before and he rolled over! He rolled over twice in a row and he actually seemed interested in tummy time because he could start to look around and see things instead of face planting into the mat.
Good Again: Today was the first time I put him in the carseat awake and gave him a toy that he actually used to entertain himself on the drive. Usually the car puts him to sleep or, if he's not sleepy, the red lights make him cry. We drove for 20 minutes including a 5 minute sit in the parking lot and he just chewed on his carrot the whole time. It felt like a huge milestone.
Bad- Derrick went back to work last Tuesday. I enjoyed our family time so much and 13 weeks ago it seemed like Derrick was going to be off work forever. The first day he was gone was a bit of a shock to the system but Drake and I have gotten into a bit of a flow and I'm working on crib naps to give myself a break during the day. I think Derrick is glad to be working again but I know it's hard for him to leave in the morning and he's very excited to see Drake every evening. We're lucky to have him working so hard for our family.
Funny- Our current favorite kids song: Bird and Rhino. Derrick and I stomp around with Drake to this song and it's ridiculous and hilarious. Jack told us we were total parents tonight when he saw us singing and dancing to it with Drake. It's the current front runner for 1st birthday party theme.
Overall, life is really good! We're obsessed with this kid and I'm pretty sure the milestones are just going to keep coming! It seems like the first 3 months go pretty slowly as far as development and now, just in the last week, he's developing like crazy. I want time to slow down but I'm also excited to see him grow and change. You'd have thought he won a gold medal in the Olympics by the way Derrick and I were cheering for him rolling over tonight :)
Our nighttime routine:
Bath (try to keep Drake awake)
Chill time with Dad (5-10 minutes of towel time on the couch with Derrick after bath. Lots of cooing and smiling)
Pjs and eating with Mom (up in the nursery with lullabys and and dim lights)
Bedtime (Derrick zips him into his swaddle, sings him a song, and puts him to bed for the night)
Have a great week!