Looking up at the trees and sky with Mommy close by.

At the start it was all about exploring the world and her own body. Here she was looking up at the trees and sky with Mommy close by.

Learning to move her body around - here she's rolling from side to back.

Learning to move her body around – here she’s rolling from side to back.

Smiling up at her best friend - the IKEA mobile.

Smiling up at her best friend – the IKEA mobile.

Exploring her fingers with her mouth.

Exploring her fingers with her mouth.

Learning to slide her body using her legs.

Learning to slide her body using her legs.

Once she was ready to start grasping objects we added in a few simple toys.

Once she was ready to start grasping objects we added in a few simple toys.

Much to my surprise she loved reading books at 3 months.

Much to my surprise she loved reading books at 3 months.

E played on her back (where she had the most range motion) until she was ready to roll onto her tummy herself.

E played on her back (where she had the most range motion) until she was ready to roll onto her tummy herself.

It wasn't our go-to toy but we found that having a bouncy chair on hand was really handy.

It wasn’t our go-to toy but we found that having a bouncy chair on hand was really handy.

I'm so ready to play on my tummy now...and I love it!

I’m so ready to play on my tummy now…and I love it!

E has always enjoyed playing with large objects that are light enough for her to manipulate.

E has always enjoyed playing with large objects that are light enough for her to manipulate.

Exploring a few open-ended items placed within reach. Pictured here is a large bowl and a piece of fabric.

Exploring a few open-ended items placed within reach – a large bowl and a piece of fabric.