Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I thought one of the hardest things about being a working mom would be missing so many of the firsts. Rolling over, crawling, walking, etc. But what I didn't realize was what a process reaching all of these milestones would be. I guess that I just expected Jillian would suddenly achieve each milestone...like one day she'd be hanging out on her back on her play mat and the next day she'd be rolling over. I didn't realize that the whole thing would drag out for months. First she'd roll on to her side. Then she'd roll even further up on her side. Then further. Then she'd pretty much be all the way on her stomach except for that dang arm in her way. And then...finally...she'd roll on her stomach. In all honesty, I still can't quite figure out what point in the whole process marked the "rolling over from back to front" milestone. And you know what, I don't really feel like I missed anything major by working because even if I wasn't the first person to witness each little inch of progress, I still got to witness the spectrum of her learning process. And somehow watching her learn is the most satisfying part of all.