Monday, November 24, 2008

The Quest for Mobility

Wombat has started to pursue rolling over.  He has mastered the rollover on soft surfaces, such as pillows and couches, and is now moving on to the olympic event of Rolling Over on Hard Surface.  This is extremely challenging, as the budding athlete has nothing but his coordination and the strength of his legs to carry him through.  Plus, our little one has decided to compete in "rolling back to tummy" event, which is notoriously more difficult than "rolling tummy to back".  What an overachiever! :) Wombat is valiantly trying, but having a hard time and so becoming a bit frustrated.

It's pretty amazing to watch him get new skills.  Sometimes it seems like he just wakes up one day and decides "That's it.  I'm rolling over this week.  I'm gonna do it.  They can't stop me." All of a sudden, overnight, the kid develops an intense interest in something.  And goes and does it.  I wish I had the determination and drive of my baby son, I guess, is what I'm saying.

Well, if he keeps it up, he'll be rolling over before we know it.  Every time he does roll over he has this huge smile on his face and giggles and looks up very proudly, propping himself up on his little arms.  Here is a music video of him rolling over successfully on a couch pillow, his bad self. :)

Roll Over on Soft Surface Event from Olya on Vimeo.


Cecilia Newell said...
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Cecilia Newell said...

Sorry, had spelling issues....I just watched this for the 3rd or 4th time! His little kicky feet - and Biz's cameo, of course - make me smile. :) Great vid! Yaaaay, Elijah!

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