Posted by: Elizabeth | August 31, 2009

Too Much

There really is too much to try to say in one blog post per week.  I have plenty to say to blog every day – it’s just a matter of finding time (when it’s not late at night when I should be sleeping, like now!).  My apologies if these entries ramble… I’m trying not to make the posts extraordinarily long while still getting in all of the main ideas.

First the facts: at 3 months (now 10 days ago!), Caroline weighed 14 pounds and 7 ounces and was 25 inches long (by my measurement with the measuring tape from my knitting bag… not the most accurate, but close).  She’s jumped up to the 93rd percentile in weight and maintaining her spot in the 95th percentile in height.  She continues to be longer than she is wide, so many of her clothes are baggy and short.

She’s doing great.  She seems to be thriving with her nanny Stephanie (and her cute little friend Isabelle!) and is learning, growing, and changing nearly every day.  This week she’s been holding her head up super well when lying down or when held upright, she’s grabbing at (and catching) things that she’s interested in, holding on to toys, etc.  But nothing compares with her new love, no, obsession: rolling over.

Seriously.  The kid cannot get enough rolling over.  When we put her in her crib at night, we literally have to hold her down on her back until she falls asleep, because if she’s still awake, she’ll roll over on her belly where she’ll get stuck (she can’t roll from her belly to her back yet) and then frustrated, and the frustration almost always leads to screaming.  So we go in and roll her back over onto her back and the process starts over again.  I thought it might be helpful if I just put her down at the edge of her mattress so she was up against the side of the crib so she couldn’t roll, but she’s learned to roll in both directions: right and left.  Now if only she could figure out how to get from her belly to her back!  In any case, the rolling is pretty cute, even when she’s supposed to be sleeping.  I asked Caroline to give you a demonstration, and she kindly obliged.  The routine goes like this: show your belly, kick your legs, roll over.  Repeat.  Check it out:

You’ll notice that after she gets on her belly, she takes a moment to protest very politely, as if she’s saying, “Um, excuse me, if it wouldn’t be too much of a bother, do you think you could offer me some assistance?” But that quickly escalates to, “Hey, a little help over here! Stop taking video and come get me!” Oh, the life of a cute baby…

Speaking of cute, here are some more photos for tonight.  The rest of the posting will have to come later in the week, as I just spent about a million years figuring out how to put the video on here and now it’s way past my bedtime…

Benji thought he'd check out the bouncy chair...

Benji thought he'd check out the bouncy chair...

Tummy Time

Tummy Time

Playing with the new ocean-themed activity mat

Playing with the new ocean-themed activity mat

Our new entertainment center from Ikea!

Our new entertainment center from Ikea!



  1. Awww, cute video! Thanks for taking the time to figure out how to post it.

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