Friday, May 11, 2007

The divine Miss Elsa

Reading over my last posts, it seems that Clio has been getting a lot more ink (pixels?) than Elsa. So, today, I'd like to dedicate an entire post to Elsa, in honor of her latest phenomenal accomplishment: rolling over.

This morning I had her lying on her back on the faux sheepskin rug on the nursery floor and ran downstairs to get her Zantac. When I came back up, she was off the sheepskin on the nursery rug, on her stomach, propped up on her elbows, looking a little confused, but mostly quite happy. I praised her profusely and then turned her over, hoping for a repeat performance, but she was content just to lie there and gaze into my eyes while grinning and gurgling. How could I complain?

It's not surprising that Elsa reached this milestone first; she's been working on the rolling over thing quite hard for the past week or so, and has come close a couple of times. She's also become a champ at the Crib 360. Doing some kind of crazy breakdance-like move where she kicks up her feet and inchworms on her back, she manages to turn herself entirely around in her crib while still swaddled. Or, sometimes she'll free her feet and we'll find her lying with her legs through the crib slats. This doesn't present any danger that I can think of but it's nevertheless a little bit disturbing. Don't you think?

Oh yes, and she also seems to be at the start of a meaningful relationship with her feet. She's just getting to know them for now: curious stares, tentative reaches. But any day now, those little dawgs are totally going to be in her mouth.

Try, please, not to fall off the edges of your seats.


Blogger Churlita said...

Good for Miss Elsa. Maybe you should get her watching Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, to help her perfect her moves.

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