Every day I try to give Catherine a little time to kick around on my bed (where her waterproof changing pad is) without a diaper on. The older kids love talking to her and sitting with her because she is really happy and alert then. I usually flip her on to her tummy for part of the time.
Yesterday during her naked time she had quite a lot to absorb!
M.G. was right down on her tummy as well, nose to nose with Catherine. She put on her teacher voice and proclaimed that it was about time that they had a Tummy Time class. There was a lot of coaching on how to lift your head high and push up with your arms. Also a lot of, "Good job! You almost lifted your head there!"
While school was in session, M2 was shouting at me, "The baby needs to potty! Mama, can you hold Catherine over the toilet? She wants to potty! She is saying, 'I need to go to the bathroom!'"
Soon, Catherine was ready to flip back on to her back. I convinced M2 that we should wait to try the potty until she could sit up on her own. Since Tummy Time class was over, M.G. launched into addition. ("1+1=2, 2+2=4, do you know what 4+4 is Catherine? It isn't very tricky...)