Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Learning to crawl

Poor Romy! So much effort for so little return. Romily has been rolling onto her tummy every time we put her down on a flat surface and trying desperately to get moving.

She lifts her bottom up into the air and buries her face into the floor and pushes as hard as she can with her feet. Unfortunately her belly and chest are firmly planted on the floor and she gets nowhere. She tries so hard and gets so frustrated that she can't move.

She gets stuck on her belly and gets quite upset. We have to roll her back over onto her back, as she has apparently forgotten how to do this. Thank goodness we have the Jolly Jumper to distract her! We put her in there for 10 - 15 minutes at a time and she has a lovely time - giggling and grinning and generally making us laugh.

Although she's only 5 and a half months old, she's dead keen to get moving. We can't stop her and we can't help her - she'll have to work it all out on her own. Part of the joys and frustrations of being a baby, I'm afraid! And of being a parent!!

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