At 19 weeks, Baby E has done his first roll this week. He’s been trying really really hard for about a week now and he suddenly managed it after a fair bit of trying to pull his weight over. This is the age I started writing about Z over five years ago and I can suddenly see a bit of a difference in their personalities. Z has always been impatient to do everything quickly right from when I was pregnant. It used to feel like he was always trying to break out of my womb and he’s been in a rush every since. E seems to be a lot calmer with a sort of chilled out personality. When Z rolled over he was in a rush to get moving straight away. E, on the other hand, hasn’t bothered rolling since. It’s almost as if “rolling over, check! I’ll just lie here and try to eat my feet now”. It’s fascinating to watch his personality emerge and a bit wonderous to see that parts of their character and nature are formed even before they are born.
It’s also been a week of poo. Lots and lots of poo. Pooing up ones back, to be precise. I know it’s all related to teething and will probably go on for a few more weeks but I’ve been trying everything so that he’s not leaking into his clothes constantly and nothing is working. This little poodini somehow manages to get it up his back no matter what. We have gone up a nappy size, changed nappies, listened out for squelching noises and moved faster than a ninja, and still. Poodini manages to still get it into his vest. And he always looks very happy about it too. We are now trying double nappies and so far so good. It’s been about 24 hours so far.
I’ve realised how much I dress him in babygros even at 4 months. I suppose I should put little boy clothes on him a lot more but babygros are just so cute. They really don’t stay little for too long so I’m just going to do it until he’s walking. Ok, a bit before that. Plus I’ve brought about a million of them so I should make the most of it.