I had another totally baby filled day on Monday. Mam took me up town (Nan came too) and I brought a pink Lullaby Glowworm for Emma-Jane, and a blue Lullaby Glowworm for Michael, so I wanted to take them to them. It wasn't a spur of the moment thing. I'd already planned to buy them for them, and arranged to go and deliver them to the babies. Well, I'd arranged to go see Michael anyway. Going to see Emma-Jane was a spur of the moment thing. But that's not really important.
Anyway, Mam wanted to take Nan home before we went to Iceland to do a bit of shopping, so it fit in with my plans and we took Nan home then went to see Elizabeth and baby Michael.
Elizabeth was feeding him when we got there, but I did get a cuddle. I also got a photo.
I hope he keeps those curls his hair seems to have.
Michael is now 5 weeks old. He turned 5 weeks old yesterday (Tuesday). He still isn't doing much, but he is showing signs of really paying attention to the world around him, which is all you can really expect from a baby of that age. I'm no expert, but I think he's going to be another quick baby when it comes to holding his head up, trying to sit up, etc.
He's finally putting weight on at a better pace for a baby of his age (which is the only thing that he was a bit behind on). I don't remember what his weight is now, but Elizabeth says he's started to nicely gain weight now, and he definately feels heavier to me. Besides, he's her baby, so she should know if he's gaining weight properly or not.
Anyway, after we spent a bit of time with Elizabeth and Michael, we were going to go straight back in to town, since I see Emma-Jane a lot anyway, so could give her her toy next time. But then Mam decided we would go and see Louise and Emma-Jane after all, and I wasn't about to argue against seeing that little cutie again. Especially since I'm not seeing her today, because Mam is going away tomorrow, so she decided not to arrange to pick me up. That way she at least gets the evening with Dad before she goes away tomorrow.
As luck would have it, we decided to see if Louise and Emma-Jane were at Jane (Louise's mother)'s house, because that's where they were (we checked there first since we would have to pass it on the way to Louise's house anyway). So we went in and spent some time with Louise, Jane, Chelsea and Emma-Jane. Well, mostly Jane and Emma-Jane, because Louise had to go out soon after we got there, and Chelsea - being 12, so almost a teenager - isn't big on socializing with anyone not around her own age now. But that's irelavant.
Emma-Jane was actually fast asleep when we got there, but she woke up during our visit. Mam, Jane and I were in the kitchen drinking tea, so when we heard her wake up Jane said I could go see her by myself. So I got some quality one on one time with her during one of her happiest times (she's one of those babies who wakes up happy and full of smiles and giggles).
I showed her the toy, and she liked it. She grabbed it right away, and has already figured out how to press the button on its stomach that makes it light up and play the tunes.
She's really learning things fast, that's for sure! She can now crawl backwards. Well, I suppose you would call it a crawl, though she's actually on her back when she does it. She hasn't figured out about going forward yet though, and gets really cross if she runs out of space to move backwards in. With how quick she's gone from rolling over to moving backwards though - and how eager she is to be on her feet and on the move - I don't think it will be too long before she figures out not only how to go forward, but also how to crawl the right way up, and how to sit up properly on her own too.
She discovered my talking watch the other day, and on Monday was desperately trying to work the buttons. Well, I guess that's better than what she did at first, which was to try and eat it. I'd much rather have to reset the time than have my watch drown in baby drool. ;)
No photos of Emma-Jane today, because I didn't get an oppertunity to take any. Taking a photo while holding a wriggling baby just wasn't going to work, and I knew that without even trying.