Thursday, August 14, 2008

Rollin' (rollin') Rollin' (rollin') Rollin' on a River...

Thursday Aug 14, 2008

Rollin' (rollin') Rollin' (rollin') Rollin' on a River...

Jay's been rolling over for a while now - front to back & back to front. We've even found him on his belly in his bed a few times. But now he's figured out how to roll to get where he wants to go. And I'm not sure I'm ready for him to be mobile yet!

This weekend, we went to the beach for one last taste of summer vacation. We were only going to be there one night, so we decided to forgo the Pack & Play and put him to sleep on a mat on the floor. He slept in the car on the way down there, so we thought we were golden - just **gently** move him onto the floor and then wake up on Saturday morning. But he had different ideas. He was so excited to be at the beach that he decided to get out of bed and come hang out with us as we watched the Olympic opening ceremony. Derek went to check on him (and be sure he was still asleep). I heard Derek laughing, so I went to see what Jay was up to... he had literally rolled across the entire room (maybe 10-12 feet?). He was laying there on his belly, propped up on his elbows, grinning up at us right in front of the door. I think if the door had been open, he would have just rolled out the door and down the hallway to come join us.

So, plan B. Derek put our suitcase (a soft-side duffel bag) right beside him to keep him on the mat. 10 minutes later, we went to check on him and he was in the process of rolling OVER the suitcase! At this point, it was looking to be a long night. After putting a wall of pillows all around the mat, I guess he finally gave it up. What will life be like when he's really crawling?

Wanna see for yourself?

Rollin' from



He is getting so big!! I thought he looked exactly like Derek when he was small...but I definitely see some McLean in him in this video! Can't wait to meet the little man!

Posted by Katrine on August 16, 2008 at 05:10 PM EDT #

What a cutie! I can't wait to see you guys later this week!!!!!

Posted by Mindy on August 17, 2008 at 09:22 AM EDT #

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