Time for a baby update!
Mr Cute is growing steadily. He gets around using the seal crawl - pushing with his feet and hauling himself forwards with his arms. He's got quite speedy and seems to really enjoy his new freedom. When he finds something really interesting on the floor, he rolls onto his back to examine it closely.
His main interests are cats and doors. When spotting a cat, he makes a low guttural growl of pleasure, and tries to move his body towards said cat. This requires careful supervision. Door handles are a great source of interest when he's at their height. When on the floor, he enjoys swinging doors to and fro. This has obvious safety implications. He has shut himself off from me a couple of times and cried from behind the door. I've had to try to inch it open to retrieve him without hitting him with the door as I do so!
He is enjoying a range of solids, particularly paper. He has even ripped a piece of wallpaper off to sample. No book is safe - even board books get gnawed. He feels it is extremely unreasonable that paper is prohibited from his diet.
He has four teeth, and more threatening to come through. He likes playing peek-a-boo, and is desperate to play like the big kids.
He says Daddad and Mumumumum. Daddad means Daddy, but also Mummy or Isabelle. Mumumumum is reserved for when an urgent milk drink is required.
He has a special smile with a crinkled nose, reserved for when he is really, really happy.