Things got a bit busy and crap, so I didn't post for week 14. We successfully drove to Barham and back - 7 hours to get there (with a feed in Forest Hill (oh yes, we made it that
far) and then again in Heathcote. The road between Echucha and Barham is really boring, especially after driving for hours and hours already. The weekend was nice, visiting Liz's family was neat and full of genealogy gossip :) The drive home required a stop after Hamish waited until we'd been on the road for 15 minutes before needing a serious change of pants - hooray!
Hamish continues to develop. He is amused no end by a set of rings hung from the bouncer, and has almost got the knack of dragging them to his mouth to be covered in spit. Instead spit is applied to the hand and then to the rings, with mixed success. When you leave him in the bouncer and walk out of the room, he watches you leave with ever-increasingly large eyes, which frankly makes it quite hard to leave. While this might seem like a good evolutionary trait, parents also require food sometimes and so I don't think its a long term winner.
He still takes a while to feed, partly because he dozes off in the middle of things. On the plus side, its more often than not that he sleeps for 7 hours over night, which is nice. Its nicest when its 12-7am, but that's mostly because when its 9pm-4am, its not clear that goldengrove
should go to bed too. Hamish can roll himself over from his front to his back, so its only a matter of time until he rolls off the change table; a possibility that is enhanced by his current tendency to try and curl up into a ball, echidna style.Hamish and his great grandparents