Sam is getting more and more active now. The day after he turned three months old he rolled over properly for the first time. I’m pretty sure it was no accident because I put him on him stomach for some tummy time and he just came over all huffy and rolled right over.
Being the big meanie I am, I of course put him straight back on his front again (after cheering, clapping and giving him lots of kisses for being so clever) and he immediately set to work to flip right back on over.
Back on to his tummy for a third time and turning over took a lot more effort amid a rising tantrum before he managed to flip again.
I was so impressed and excited I called Bill at work to relay the good news to him. Of course, Sam refused to do a repeat performance when daddy got home.
Three days passed with no sign of another roll until finally today the drought was broken once more. This afternoon he performed his little feat and I gave him great big hugs and lots of proud kisses.
At naptime I put him to bed in his cot and left the room. Shortly afterwards I started to hear some strange noises coming from the nursery. Not upset noises, rather happy gurgling, joyous chirps and screeches. They were new sounds and somewhat muffled though so I went to investigate.
This is what I found:
As you can see Sam has taken to scooting around on his back.
I immediately freaked out and ran in to rescue him, but upon reaching the scene found a perfectly happy and content baby. Hence, as the camera was to hand, I felt the urge to photograph the scene before disengaging my baby from being eaten by the bumper pad.
Never fear, the bumper pad has now been removed from the cot completely.