This weekend Markus reached the 3 months milestone. He is now really smiling a lot, occasionally laughs (particularly when he is falling off to sleep) and makes lots of gurgles and vocalisations, which make us laugh. I never understood (although I tried to understand) how parents could talk endlessly about the minutae of their child, but I find myself and Alan doing it constantly (although only in the privacy of our home!) “Look, he’s smiling!” “Look, he’s been sick again!” “Ah, he’s asleep”…. We try and curtail ourselves when out and about in public! He is the best entertainment ever and we really appreciate the miracle that is our baby.
Our little lad is beginning to develop a character now. Loves being tickled under his chin with a muslin. Cries if you put him in a sling, but then falls asleep within minutes. Sneezes a lot. Chews on his fists and hands and is just learning to suck his thumb, will soothe himself by sucking a dummy. Drinks well and has chubby thighs (Alan’s words, not mine). Winding him is no problem - he burps like a champion (he takes after my sister).I love it when my baby rests warm and cuddly on my shoulder.
He sleeps for 7 to 8 hours straight at night, but won’t go to sleep until midnight or later (we think he just likes sitting up with us watching telly). We are now working on the evening routine. It is amazing the changes that he has been through in just 13 weeks and we feel that we are beginning to find our routine with him now. Oh, and he is beginning to develop a bored, frustrated “come and get me/entertain me” cry.
All the previous weeks can be viewed here on flickr. It’s hard for us to see changes in him on a day to day basis, but these photos really show him growing up. It’s a real faff to do each week, but I am glad that I am persevering!
Week 13, 12, 11
Week 10, 9, 8