Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Still waiting...

Kisses from Daddy
For those of you keeping up with Mel and Joel's story.... no baby as yet! Mel is hanging in there and being an absolute trooper. I'm so proud of her!

Amidst the chaos of the last couple of days, Felix continues to amaze us all with his progress. His new trick for today is that he can climb up on the coffee table all by himself. Once he's up there, he sits himself up and can reach everything he couldn't before. Nothing is safe now! Our coffee table is huge so we usually push it up against the TV cabinet to stop him touching the TV and blocking him from opening the cupboard doors. Everything we didn't want him to touch we could push to the back of the coffee table out of his reach. Those days are now behind us; and the missing 'enter' key on the computer is proof that Felix can now reach things he couldn't before. Oops!

Nathan was so excited tonight. Felix said the word 'Dad' and signed it at the same time. Usually he will do one or the other so it's awesome to hear him put them both together. It shows that he is comprehending the sound which goes with the sign. I love when Felix does things for the first time in front of Nathan. He misses him when he's at work so it's extra special when he saves some milestones especially for Daddy.
Love you Daddy!

Felix has become a bit of a celebrity over the past couple of days. Yesterday the Midwives and other Nurses at the hospital were all fussing over him. He showed off by demonstrating some of his signs and by giving them beautiful big smiles. He loved exploring the hospital room and as long as he had food to eat and was able to pull out all of the contents of my handbag, he was happy. He sat for about 15 minutes playing with an empty box from Joel's McDonalds fries, an empty tampon box from my handbag and a toy bead necklace. He's so easy to please.

Emptying Mummy's handbag
I realised today that we hadn't done any food shopping because of Mel being in and out of hospital and having family to visit, so Aaron, Felix and I headed out this afternoon to get it done. I forgot that because it is ANZAC Day here in Australia ( the shops were closed until midday. When we got there, there were hundreds of people all doing their shopping. By the time we had finished there were about 8 full trolleys in front of us; what a nightmare!

Felix with Daddy and his brothers
On the up-side, Felix was at his entertaining best. I lost track of the amount of people who came up to talk to him, or brought their children over to say hello. One lady said he was the cutest baby she had ever seen. She didn't want to say goodbye. Another lady happened to be the one who approached Felix last week. She went out of her way to come over and say, "I saw you last week. You've still got beautiful smiles for me!" These wonderful people made standing in line for ages a really positive experience, and even after all the time we had to wait Felix stayed settled and happy.

Big sister, Amy 
Well, time for me to sleep. The last week has been very draining so I think I could sleep for a month. Hopefully I will be able to blog about becoming a Granny very soon!

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