This week started with meeting Grandma in Aberystwyth, after she had been shopping for the house with Great Uncle Iestyn. The rest of the weekend was spent at home, relaxing with Tom. Just us three together !
Iggy passed his MOT. Ruben started on baby rice for breakfast. He isn’t quite convinced by it but eats it all anyway. Making the baby rice was a bit hit + miss, at first. It was a bit soupy to begin with (they lied, it does’t thicken with time) but each morning, it looks a little better. We have been trying to prop him up in between his nursing pillow, which helps him to sit up by himself. He doesn’t sit up for very long, and he couldn’t do it at all without the pillow, but it’s progress ! He is even starting to grip onto + hold round toys by himself. It seemed to happen out of the blue, and I was ridiculously excited. I even videoed it for Tom !
Ruben + I made our biggest journey to Ireland, to visit Grandad + Grandma. We boarded the train in Aberystwyth, changed at Shrewsbury and ended up in Holyhead. Then we checked in at the port for the Ulysses ferry to Dublin. Grandma picked us up from the port; we recalled how kind people had been along our journey. Tom couldn’t come with us, sadly, because he couldn’t get the time off work. Especially after taking Aunty Siân to Gatwick Airport the previous weekend. Grandad + Grandma took us for breakfast at O’Briens, after Grandad had a quick haircut. We then had coffee + cake at Liffey Valley shopping centre and I even managed to have half an hour to myself to buy much-needed, new trousers ! Grandad treated Ruben to a new sleeping bag and pairs of joggers.
Ruben’s hair has had a little growth spurt this week, and it’s coming through blonde. Although he has lost a bit more at the back (Tom calls it a little monk spot).