He's been rolling over this way and that for some time now as well, but nothing was ever all that consistent. He'd have a day here and there where he'd roll over a million times but then a few weeks would pass and he wouldn't roll once. He'd also started rolling over in bed but would completely freak out crying because he didn't want to be there and didn't seem to remember that he could actually get himself out of this little predicament. Yesterday was the first day that I looked into the monitor to find him sleeping on his tummy! I couldn't believe it since he usually has a fit. I hoped that this would give us a longer nap (and tried to trust that he could breathe ok!)... I know I sleep best on my tummy, but alas it didn't help. Once he woke up I saw his head lift and look around like a turtle... then I imagine he got confused and the tears started. I also woke to him fussing in the night in this same situation. I have no idea if he'd been sleeping on his tummy prior to waking that time, or if he had just flipped and got upset by it. But now that this seems to be a recurring theme, I'm hoping that he'll start sleeping a little better... one can dream.
And finally, we have a Chatty Charlie over here! He's been quite the vocal one for months now, finding his voice more and more every day, but this last week I remember thinking that I had heard a "da-da" or two mixed in his usual chatter. Prior to that we had a ton of squealing and oohs and ahs and grunts and just general noisiness. But I can now say he has officially found his consonants! It's amazing to me how one day you think he slipped in a "da-da" to now.... "dadadadadadadada..." (all day!). Poor Andy... we joke that he thought I was talkative! The man can't get a word in edgewise between and Beau and me! Thankfully I know not to take too much stock in his first word of choice... seeing as though it's the easiest consonant to say rather than necessarily his favorite parent ;)
I realize this video is kind of anti-climactic but the monitor video is easiest because he can't see me capturing it! Oh, and that yucky noise in the background is me stirring my oatmeal. Awesome.
Oh... and Beau thinks it's hilarious when I say "da-da-da" or "be-be-be" to him (I try "ma-ma-ma" but the d's and b's are clearly funniest!) It's like he's thinking "YES! That's what I'VE been saying! You get me mom, you REALLY get me!" (Or more realistically he likes the tickles). I'll attach a video of that below. But I have to say capturing these moments on video is getting harder and harder.. he's totally on to us and stops everything and is just mesmerized by the camera these days. So we try the sneak attack with the camera which works every once in a while. Please excuse the old haggard lady in this video. She's not a looker, but she's the woman I um hired to take care of my baby :)