Monday, March 3, 2014

Motor Monday- What time is it?! Tummy time!!

As an early intervention therapist, one of my standard first visit questions for parents of babies is to ask about daily routines including how much time the baby spends on his or her tummy. So when we'd been home with the triplets for a couple weeks and settling into some routines I was appalled to realize how little tummy time our babies were getting. I know, I know, they were only a couple weeks old and you know, we were first time moms with TRIPLETS so I should cut us a little slack.  But I resolved to "walk the walk" when it came to tummy time and started introducing Michelle to a bunch of different ways we could sneak in tummy time. So for today's Motor Monday post I'd just show you the "many shades of tummy time" in the Therrien house.  Here are a bunch of the ways we've incorporated tummy time and pseudo tummy time activities into the lives of our little trio over the past five months.  Tummy time is good for all sorts of things!

Like regulating your breathing in the NICU...
or bonding with mommy at home.

Early on tummy time was just good for a snooze...
any which way you happen to land...

especially with your best buds.
Tummy time is also good for showing off your ruffle butt...
or your monkey & froggy butts...
or your festive Santa butt!

Tummy time is great when you want to stare adoringly at your mommy...
or that adorable, if slightly distorted, baby in the mirror!

Tummy time is good for spending quality time with your sibling...
but it gets pretty boring if he falls asleep!

Tummy time is good for waiting to eat...
eating your brother's finger...
or knawing on your sister's head!
Tummy time makes for a cute brotherly photo shoot...
until your brother starts sniffing your butt that is!
Tummy time is good for showing little friends what to do...
or "one upping" your sister!

Tummy time is good for watching your siblings...
reading a book...
or watching the Olympics!

Tummy time is good for playing by yourself...
or with Mama
which is really soooo fun!
But let's be honest...tummy time can bring out a range of emotions...
bewilderment...
surprise...
sorrow...
and especially frustration!
Tummy time looks a little different month by month and day by day...
and we all do it a little differently.
But even though it is hard work (note the drool!)...
 it always helps make us stronger...
and, well, let's be honest...it's not like we have a choice when our mom is a PT!!











2 comments:

  1. oh my gosh what cuties you have there! Great pics :)

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  2. Oh My CUTENESS!! Seriously!!

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