New Adventures

posted Jul 9, 2011, 7:28 PM by Sara Zenter   [ updated Jul 9, 2011, 11:14 PM by Stephen Zenter ]
If you can't tell by my numerous posts, I'm trying to catch everyone up on all that has happened lately!
One of the milestones Christopher has accomplished is rolling over.  It started a couple of weeks ago and he is now a pro at it.  During tummy time one evening, we noticed Christopher rolling from his tummy to his back.  Well a short while later, we saw him roll from his back to his tummy.  Since then, he does it every time you put him on his back.  Gran, Pop Bass, Zennie, and Pop Zenter got to witness it when they came in town over the weekend.  It is quite funny to watch Christopher do it.  He starts by lifting his legs and then using those as leverage to roll over.  Stephen and I went out and bought him an unbreakable mirror that we place on the floor for him to play with while he has his tummy time.
Once he learned to roll over, he hit another milestone - sort of.  He is starting to show signs of crawling.  It isn't truly crawling, but he can push himself all over a blanket doing this!  He lifts his bottom up in the air and uses his feet to push himself around.  I swear he is going to get blanket burn on his face one of these days!  But he is starting to use his hands.  Therefore, I don't think it will be too much longer before he is actually crawling.  And then there is no stopping him!
Christopher can also sit up in his bumbo chair now without falling over!  He actually enjoys it if he is occupied.
Another thing Christopher has started doing is laughing.  We first heard him really laugh on Sunday July 3rd.  Pop Zenter had him laughing so hard by tickling him!  Even Daddy can get him squealing from time to time.  Mommy is getting better at it, but Daddy just has that touch apparently.
And today, we had our first try at rice cereal!  We made the mistake of giving it to him before his bottle and he just wasn't having it.  I think he did swallow a little bit of it, but not much.  So tomorrow, we will try again after his bottle and see how he does then!  So stayed tuned for an update :)