Seriously, Week? That’s What You Come Up With?

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

The night of my last post, we headed to bed exhausted. After all, since Reid’s ear infection debacle began, he’s been getting up quite a bit in the night.

At 12:30 a.m., it was a different child’s cries coming over the monitor. “Daddy!!” Long story very short:

Tummy bug. Andy and I took turns getting up with Graham every 45 minutes or so until morning. And, of course, when we were actually lying in bed, neither of us were sleeping, because we were both waiting for the next call.


I *think* I might’ve dozed for 20 minutes or so around 4:00 a.m.

Actually, at one point, Graham was calling for us at the same time that Reid was crying. Life with two kids, man. It’s a different ballgame!

Graham recovered yesterday and went back to school this morning. Now Andy and I are waiting to see if we catch the virus. Yippee!

Meanwhile, Reid is perking right along. I took him in on Wednesday for his third round of shots. Dr. G said his ears looked less red but were also still very filled with fluid. We got the shots and are now due back in the office for a recheck in 2-3 weeks (or sooner, should we suspect that he’s infected again.)

In the midst of all this, Reid hit another milestone:

Baby’s rolling over!

From back to front, that is. (He’s been rolling over from front to back for quite some time.) Very exciting! Even more exciting? I was home to see it! It was Tuesday morning. I was home, waiting to take Reid for his shots. I put Reid on his back to play while I tidied the kitchen, and I looked over and he was on his belly – fully propped up on his elbows!

I was so shocked I yelled out, “Oh my God, Reid!!!” I freaked out our sweet cleaning lady, who was there that morning too. We both celebrated with the baby, who looked so proud of himself! :)

Here’s a video that I took later that day. :)

With this new accomplishment, Reid has become SUPER into toys. He can grab and pull and get things into his mouth. He LOVES them. What a fun stage we’re starting!


Oh and also? Now that he’s able to get onto his belly and has an interest in toys, he’s trying to get toys out of his reach when he’s playing on his tummy. He reaches and pumps his legs and tries to wiggle forward to them. Mostly he just wiggles backward.

See where I’m going with this?! Reid wants to crawl! Uh, what? Stay put, Dude. You are four months old. I need a ton more time before you’re mobile.

But I’m loving that I get to see you unswaddled now. :)



  1. Awesome video! He’s doing so well! I love that he is so very interested in toys/ games.

  2. Michelle says:

    Love the video! You just want to push him over! Looks like so much work :)

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