At 3 months a typical child will begin to roll over from front to back and lift head when on tummy. Around 5 months this child will probably be able to lift his head, push up on his arms, and arch his back to lift his chest off the ground and roll both ways . Some might be able to do this ahead of schedule, others will lag a few months.
As everyone knows Ladybug is certainly not your typical child. When other kids her age were putting everything imaginable in their mouths and tasting all kinds of new foods, Ladybug was discovering how to pull out the feeding tube in her nose. While these same kids were taking their first step Ladybug was glowing in the dark from all the tests that were performed to find the cause of a GI bleed. This has been, and will most likely continue to be a hard pill to swallow – but as the years have passed I have learned to celebrate, cherish, and capture each and every milestone. I’ve always been and always will be one who takes a lot of pictures and videos. The way I see it, you will only regret the pictures you never took.
When Ladybug discovered her G-Tube and was swinging it back and forth in her hand my first instinct was not to remove it from her hand but to grab the camera. There are so many unknowns with CDG that I will not pass up any opportunity to capture a single moment in Ladybugs life.
This past weekend Ladybug was playing in her Little Sensory Room and kicking up a storm. The bells were jingling non stop, then it got quiet for a few seconds. This didn’t surprise me, usually Ladybug takes mini rests in between all the craziness the Little Sensory Room creates. A minute or so later, all I heard was non-stop laughing. I looked around the corner to find Ladybug completely out of her Little Sensory Room. She had rolled out onto her tummy, hands under her chest and had managed to push her head up all by herself.
Insert fireworks, loud cheering, maybe a marching band playing We are the Champions, and one unbelievably ecstatic mama here.
It may have taken my sweet Ladybug 3 years and 10 months to achieve this, but the look of accomplishment on her face when she lifted up her own head screamed “Look Mommy, I did it”. That in and of itself, was worth every single day, month, and year of waiting for this huge milestone to occur.