On rolling over and an anti-climactic father’s day

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The irony of what happened last Sunday killed me.

Justin returned home from a weekend away with his buddies, hiking a mountain in Western North Carolina. And just 10 minutes before he walked in the door, Luke rolled over!

I didn’t see it, but I heard it. And he hasn’t rolled over since so I actually think it was a total accident.

I had set him on his belly on the floor while I stepped around the kitchen counter to cut an apple up for David. I heard a soft noise against the floor, took two steps to lay eyes on Luke, and there he was on his back! He looked surprised, but also quite impressed with himself as much as a 4 month old could.

Justin then arrived home from his weekend trip and I said, “Luke just rolled over!”

“Are you pregnant?” he asks, “Because last time you told me about someone rolling over you also had other news!”

It was just a few days before Father’s Day LAST year that I told Justin that I was pregnant with Luke. And David rolling over for the “first” time was what triggered my sharing the news. You can read the story here.

I told him that I was NOT pregnant, and we both laughed and looked at the boys. David was 6 months old when I found out I was pregnant with Luke, and the idea of having two kids 14 months apart sounded both fun and intense.

And it is exactly that, it’s really fun to see Luke notice and watch David, and I just melt inside when David, very gently, bends over to give Luke a hug. I cannot wait until they play together, and when they try to make each other laugh. And there are also very high stress times when they both need something at the exact same time, or when they are both crying.

Just to be clear, I am not pregnant and we are not trying. Our life is very full right now, and while I wouldn’t say I feel like I’m done having babies, I’m perfectly happy with my two boys right now!



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Sarah says · 06.24.15

Aww, such sweet moments. I love reading posts like these because it brings back the sleepless blur after my second was born a little more clearly. My son wasn’t yet 5 months when we found out we were pregnant with my daughter. Now they are 3 and 4 and I can never decide if they are more cute than naughty. Enjoy!

Melinda King says · 06.24.15

You should try 10 months apart. My kiddos are that. They were suppose to be 11 1/2 but my daughter came 6 weeks early. I total get about life being full it’s so fun to watch how close my kids are. Congrats on the rolling over.

Debbie m says · 06.24.15

My kids are 10 1/2 months apart naturally, and my biggest fear when I was pregnant with my second was that she would come early.

Rin says · 06.24.15

Your boys are going to be such good friends. It all happens so quickly. My two girls now play and hug and chat together. I would never have dreamed they could be like this when the second was born. xx

Kim says · 06.24.15

how exciting! I don’t have kids, but I can imagine that that’s a pretty big deal for a baby 🙂

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Kristi says · 06.24.15

I love the baby milestones!

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Amanda Berkeley says · 06.24.15

You are in for such a treat – my girls are 17 months apart and Samantha (oldest) didn’t take much notice of Emma in a caring way until she was crawling and starting to resemble a human being. She now delights in making Sissy laugh, tries to keep her out of harm’s way and simultaneously tries to bludgeon her sister when she takes a block out of her hand. They happily torment each other and I know it will continue throughout their lives as they are so close in age, it’s just inevitable. Enjoy it and know that once you’ve mastered one balancing act, they soon throw another curve ball your way! Parenthood is quite a dance!

Cary Poe says · 06.24.15

My boys are 22 months apart and best friends! Enjoy every second of this ‘crazy’ time! My oldest is getting married July 3rd he is 21 and my youngest is 19 and going to be the best man. I remember thinking I can’t wait until they grow up, now I wish they were young again! Having boys born close together is such a blessing!!!

Evelina says · 06.24.15

thanks for linking to that first roll over story! It was from before I found your blog and made me smile!

kylie butler says · 06.25.15

Im hearing you kate! I have a 1 year old and a 2 month old (10.5 months apart) and its full on! david and luke are just gorgeous and i love following their progress.

Im done with babies now. two is enough for me!

cheers! (all the way from Australia)

Catherine says · 06.25.15

Yay for rolling over!! Why do they always choose to accomplish these skills when we’re not looking!? I just put my 3 month old down on his back on his activity mat the other day, and quickly went to the bathroom right around the corner. And I came back to him on his side trying to figure out how to get on his belly! I was glad I didn’t miss the real thing yet, but very proud of his progress. It’s so fun to watch the progression of all of the baby stages. 🙂

Shanon says · 06.25.15

I had 3 under 3 at one time. We had a newborn a 15 month old and a 2 and a half year old. Life was/is full and intense…but today the three girls are 8,7 and almost 6 and they are great friends and built in playmates. I love just watching them play and imagine together. They have since been accompanied by 2 younger siblings a 3 year old girl and our little boy bookend who just turned 1. The days are fun and crazy!