Important milestone reached yesterday: Rolling back-to-front. She can now go in both directions. It took her two days of really concerted effort (read: lots of flailing back and forth and ALMOST) rolling over to get there.
When she got on her stomach, she was Not Happy. She's not a huge fan of tummy time anyway, although she's gotten better about it as she's gotten older, but she seemed surprised and a little upset at how her arms were trapped and just screamed! Then she farted and that surprised her into being quiet.
A few minutes later, she casually did it again, sans screaming...she knew what to expect that time!
Unfortunately, that means I can't swaddle her anymore at night - visions of her rolling on to her stomach and not being able to roll back over. Not good. Luckily, she went to bed ok last night without it and slept for about 5 hours before waking up, then went another 4 or so. It wasn't as bad as I had feared, but not nearly as nice as the 7-9 hour stretch I'm used to. Plus the last two days, she's decided that 5AM is a marvelous time to be up and playing.
It's hard to be upset when she's awake in the morning, though, because she is super happy then and just grins constantly. If you can be grumpy with a grinning baby, you are made of sterner stuff than I am! Then again, I have the option of staying up with her until she eats again, then telling Randy it's his turn while I grab a skosh more sleep. He's usually not too grumpy about it. Of course, he's not too happy about it either...
She's also started grabbing things if they're easy to hold and don't require too much in the way of specific aim. Clothes are a favorite, as are the links on her floor gym thingie...she's not really ready for rattles...I keep trying to give her one and she's supremely disinterested.
Randy's planning on setting up the baby corral we have...with ufc logos on it (we thought it was an octagon at first...turns out it's only a hexagon. That's because it's the baby league ;-))