Ahead of the game?


Haruka’s milestone achievements have been happening about 2 to 3 weeks quicker than the average.  I can tell already that she is going to have a very hasty and impatient personality like me.  In some respects, achieving the milestones is a good thing, but I am firm believer that one has to learn to crawl before they walk, and quite literally in this case.  She hasn’t been able to roll over completely onto her stomach yet, which I can tell frustrates her.  She spends most of her waking hours trying to roll her body over while making grunting noises.  Sometimes she comes very close, but then winds up on her back again. And up until last week, she was able to only hold her head up for a few minutes at a time, before her stamina wears out, and wind up fact down on the floor.  But now she can keep her head up much longer, and when she gets tired she would roll over onto her back on her own. I have a feeling that she will be able to roll over onto her stomach completely within the next 2 weeks or so.

Haruka’s adamants about wanting to do things like roll over or stand up is a thing that every proud parent wants to see, but not necessarily a good thing.  I read about some children being able to stand up by 6 months and being able to toddle by the time they are 8 to 10 months old. The relatively short time spent on all fours and crawling around could stunt their sense of balance.  As much as I would love to see Haruka walk at 8 months old, I would rather see her crawl a bit longer, and have a proper sense of balance later in life.

The shots she received last week seems to be healing quite nicely.  The redness has gone away, which means that its not likely that she is infected.

Haruka on her stomach, which she seems to enjoy a lot these days. 


Getting ready to roll back over onto her back. 

Another shot 

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