This month has been a month of highs and lows. I'll get the low out of the way first so we can focus on the positives.
The weekend before last we ended up in hospital with the little dude being diagnosed with meningitis. The only other time I have felt fear like it was when he was whisked away in an incubator after he was born. Whilst it was incredibly scary we are definitely some of the lucky ones. It was caught early, we had an amazing medical team around us and thankfully turned out to be viral rather than bacterial. Once I have had a chance to process what has happened I will write more on the experience as I have become rather passionate about raising awareness of the signs and the team we had looking after us deserve recognition.
Now on to the fun stuff!
First up the little dude found his feet! It's so funny to watch him discover his own body. After discovering his feet he has spent the rest of the month trying to get them into his mouth. Which is pretty much where everything ends up at the moment!
We've also been hearing his first proper belly laughs…we've had lots of giggles over the past months, but these are real hearty laughs. One of the easiest ways to get a proper laugh is to tickle the little dude…feet, arms, tummy, neck it doesn't seem to matter where he is one ticklish little dude!
Before our hospital drama we had almost managed sleeping through, but this is well and truly out of the window for now. Once the little dude is back to full health we'll start working on that again. On the flip side he doesn't seem to have any interest in his dummy since we've been back home so hopefully we can ditch that for good.
The little dude is really starting to play properly…his favourite toys at his toy phone (which has saved my phone from becoming a very expensive teething toy!), his dinosaur, his caterpillar, building blocks and any soft book.
The biggest event this month though would have to be weaning. We're following the baby lead weaning route which the little dude seems to be enjoying. The very first food we tried him of was broccoli and green beans…
We love you more and more everyday little dude x