Today marks a milestone in Gulliver's development. Gulliver is learning to play with others!
It first happened when I was feeding him. A lot of the time when I'm breastfeeding, Gulliver will flail his arms and hit me in the head. I, in turn, try to get his fingers in my mouth and then I bite them and he laughs. This has been going on for a while, but today, when I nibbled on his fingers, he laughed and then pulled his hand away. Then, he put his hand back in my mouth so that I could nibble again. Then he'd laugh and pull his hand out again. Good times!
You'd think that big step would be enough for one evening, but later I put his pajamas on, and we were sitting on the floor together. Gulliver loves to scream when he's happy. So he would scream, hold his arms out to the sides, and then slap the ground. So I did the same, and slapped my hands down on his. To my surprise, he repeated! And this went on and on to our mutual amusement. Murray even joined the game a little bit later. I tried to get some shots of it, but the iPhone is so slow, so all you really get is a blur that shows there was motion going on. Anyway. I was just thinking earlier today how much I love being this boy's mother, but he just made it even better.
In unrelated news, today was cast-off day. Hooray! Now both my feet are done and they both just have to continue healing, but I'm done with surgeries (hopefully) forever! In case you're sick and disgusting and want to see what both my feet looked like when the casts were removed, you may click on this teeny thumbnail. But you probably don't want to. Don't say I didn't warn you.