It's weird to think that at this point, the Frog has spent a third as much time outside the womb as he's spent inside.
So, to celebrate this 1/3rd anniversary, I thought I'd jot down some milestones (not necessarily the ones dictated by the Powers That Be).
I got my first genuine laugh today. He's been doing a lot of open mouthed smiling, sometimes with accompanying hyperventilation (I know, it sounds a lot like a laugh, but the Frog hyperventilates whenever he's excited so it was hard to tell the difference). Anyway, today it was a real little chortle when I blew a raspberry into his hand, which he repeated when I did it again, and again, and again .. and then he got bored with that game. Still - I was almost as excited as he was, and willing to repeat the same inane action ad nauseum. I sense that my future is going to hold a lot of this kind of activity.
The Frog is still grabbing at stuff, but he seems to restrict a lot of his activity to his right hand. He often holds it stiffly out in front of him, like a wee fascist dictator (actually, that's not far from the mark). Much of the time, when he holds his arm out, he's not actually making a grab for anything, but seems to be just admiring his hand. In fact, he gets quite fascinated, and croons lovingly to it. Whatever floats your boat, I guess?
The Frog is also quite determined to stuff most things in his mouth. Trouble is, that he's not totally co-ordinated just yet. This evening, I gave him a bit of blanket to play with while I changed him, and when I looked up from the business end a little later, I found him gripping the blanket which had tucked up under his arms, while he vigorously sucked on his wrists. The spirit is certainly willing, if only the flesh would be a bit more obedient!