I've gotten a little bit better about it lately, though, and we're doing tummy time for about three minutes every day. (Tummy time is important for babies to strengthen their neck and to encourage rolling and crawling. In the past, it wasn't necessary due to babies sleeping on their stomachs, but now, due to stomach sleeping being a risk factor for SIDS, babies are sleeping on their backs. Therefore, we do tummy time.) The past few times we have done it, she has started to get really good! She has always been pretty strong, which is why I think she's doing well despite lack of concerted effort. She has been putting weight on her legs/pushing off since she was about a month old, which is more like a three or four month milestone. She's been holding up her head pretty good for a long time, as well, although she still bobbles a bit.
The other day we snapped a few pictures of Emily during tummy time. She was doing so good and we were so proud! During today's tummy time, she was actually pushing up with her arms. I can't believe my baby is getting so big!
|Wow! My head is staying up!|
|Look at me, Mom!|
|I can go even higher!|
|Okay, one more picture. But only one!|
|I'm getting kind of tired.|
|Told you so.|
|What's the big deal?|