I started tummy time with Legend when he was a little over 2 weeks. He’s now 2 months. He absolutely hated it then and he still does now. He grunts, groans, and kicks his legs in agony when he realizes that he’s not able to move as freely as he can when he’s on his back. Being an empath, I feel sad with him but I have to allow him to go through this experience. It’s necessary for his growth and development although it’s uncomfortable. Getting his neck strong is necessary for him to gain independence and develop his gross motor skills. As a result of tummy time, he’s already able to hold his head up for short periods of time and roll over. He doesn’t understand yet how what seemed painful was actually strengthening him and preparing him for the next level. But you know hindsight is 20/20. The same goes for me. Now I’m able to look at chapters of my journey when I was uncomfortable (I’m actually uncomfortable right now since I’m being honest) and see how every detail was necessary for me to grow. Did I like every moment? No. Did I enjoy every moment? Not even close. Did I understand why at the time? Of course not. But it was all necessary. Although I’m unable to see exactly what’s on the other side of this mountain right now, I will trust that it’s necessary just like everything else has been so far. I’ll keep listening to the children, they have the answers. I’m thankful.
“All That is Love”
The Book of Corinthian