This week, Alex started to make real noises. He’s started to coo at lights and people. It’s a bit undirected at this point, but there are definitely times when it seems like he’s trying to communicate with us. In fact, as I’m sitting here in his room typing this blog entry, he’s trying to talk to the light-up, musical mobile we just put over his crib.
Other things that happened this week include a reunion at the birth center, where he got to meet other babies born in January and February. We also were able to weigh him and with his clothes on, he weighed slightly over 15 pounds. In fact, he was almost the biggest baby there, even though he was one of the last ones in that group born.
Firsts This was Alex’s first Easter, so that meant his first Easter service and first dinner with the Romanian crew out in Sterling, Virginia. The other biggie for the week was his first real road trip. We all went to Richmond to help celebrate Henry’s first birthday. Other, less notable events this week were his first trip to the mall (Pentagon City) and first bus ride.
Ups The cooing is definitely cute and he’s definitely growing. Each day he seems to change just a little bit. He also seemed to be feeling a bit better. We’ve been able to get out a bit more.
Downs Over the last 24 hours, he’s started to spit up a bit. In fact, on the car ride back from Richmond, he did really give us a good one. It required a stop and an outfit change.
Hristos a inviat! Christ has risen!