This afternoon I saw my parents and brother (Benjamin had to stay at home with Joe), and they all asked me how Benjamin was and what he was doing. Benjamin has been gaining a lot of strength and is super cute, but he hasn’t done anything particularly noteworthy since Joe allegedly saw him roll over on the couch. The rest of Ben’s very ardent attempts at rolling over have looked something like this:
Despite some champion leg flinging, as you can tell (and I so helpfully illuminate in the video) he has trouble tucking his arm underneath so that he can roll over it.
After I got home, Joe went out to walk the dog and Benjamin got some tummy time as I folded laundry. Then I noticed something weird. Benjamin was on his back when I checked on him over the stack of burp cloths, even though I distinctly remembered putting him on his belly. So, naturally I grabbed the video camera (proof!) and flipped Benjamin onto his belly. Almost immediately he was on his back. He did this one more time- three rolls total- before that darn arm got in the way again.
We have faith that he’ll figure it out again though- hopefully while both of us are in the room at the same time!