The little fella continues to amaze me each and every day.
At 7 weeks old, he’s recently learnt to soothe himself before & after every sleep alone in the cot without needing me to be beside him every moment. But along with that, comes ‘needy moments’ when all he wants is a cuddle or a boob instead of a bottle for days he feels under the weather – mostly due to the sniffling and blocked nose – and it does feel good to be wanted occasionally :p
Post bath time is no longer one with trepidation for both of us but a happy one as he knows after the fussing & toweling dry comes the milk, cuddles & sleep. And waking up for his major feeds – total score – he starts stirring on the dot more consistently now that there are times the Bo & I go “oh no!” when we’ve just started watching an episode of one of our favorite shows.
Quite honestly, I’m blown away by how fast he’s starting to wake up to the world, being more aware & alert, and growing.
Just the other day, we were playing “faces”, and he could imitate me sticking out my tongue. That little neck of his is getting stronger too, as we often find him holding his neck upright for a good few seconds before lying his head back down on our shoulders or chest for a rest before trying again. He knows how to use his hands to brush ours away when we annoyingly try to spray sea saltwater into his nostrils to relief him, and those cute little lips – they shut real tight when he’s sure that he doesn’t want any more milk or the dummy (good on him!).
And as of yesterday, he managed to push his night feed from 4:30/5:30 to 6am this morning!
This little fella is definitely impressing the socks off me.