Friday, January 4, 2013

Baby Milestones - Rolling Over

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato

   I love to watch the progress of each baby that comes into our lives. Our Wee Lass has just started rolling over and it made me think of how fearless these little ones are. They are truly fearless when it comes to progress, learning, and so forth. It's funny how we can react in two directions when this kind of thing happens. There is a war "whoop" of excitement and success, followed by a realization that things are about to change rapidly. 
   We immediately want to get the carpets cleaned. It's also very apparent how many little things are left on the ground by our 3 and 7 year old kiddies. Her play mat is suddenly too small as she rolls into the padded arms that hold up her hanging toys. Then there's my panic that she'll perfect crawling too soon, a REAL game changer. 
   I also realize how fast time goes. Our Wee Lass is over 4MO, and we're already at rolling. The Wife and I have been trying to remember to savor each moment. We try to be more patient with the late nights and such. She seems heavier each day, but I love to hold my baby, as I at one point I thought I'd never do that again. So I'm now in the last rolling phase of my children (that I know of). I'm in the daddy zone, and I'm afraid of how I will feel once certain phases are over.
   Pay attention, cherish each moment, take LOTS of pictures (one can always delete, never create afterward). Now,...Autobots.....ROLL OUT!!!


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