There are more photos and videos coming, but I figured I’d update everyone (and simply make note) of his development. Over the last couple of weeks Toren has started to play with toys when we put him on his play mat (no more shrieks of terror). It’s pretty much limited to grabbing rings hanging from the play mat, but it’s a start and he is easily fascinated by the rings – playing with them for a good 30 to 45 minutes some times.
We’ve been working on getting Toren to roll over, which is his next big developmental milestone. I never thought I’d be trying to teach my baby how to roll over, but that’s my entertainment these days (almost no more computer games). I do have a question for the parents out there (help me out, people): Will he just roll over on his own at some point or do we need to keep putting him on his side and hoping he’ll figure it out? He is at the point now that I can put him on his side and he’ll easily roll to his back. He also can be mostly on his stomach and roll back to his back, but I’m not really considering this a true roll over as he isn’t completely on his stomach. So, do we keep letting him have tummy time and he’ll just do this at some point or do we try to teach him? (Yeah, ask me a sociology question, but this whole raising a baby thing has me baffled). Oh, and the best rolls so far were yesterday.
This morning, while Debi was getting ready for her orientation (she’s starting her PhD program at USF) I was playing with Toren on our bed. I think he giggled. I can’t be certain, but it seemed like a giggle to me. If it gets a bit more pronounced and occurs more frequently, I’ll be sure to capture it on film and post it.