That's right - a fist bump from little George for a couple of awesome achievements today.
Firstly - he threw back his first full feed from a bottle. Took him a few seconds to figure out what to do with the teat, but once he worked it out, he chugged it like a baby possessed. Well, at least until there was a quarter of the feed left to go, at which point he promptly fell asleep. Not to worry - a few jiggles and prods, and he woke up and downed the rest of it. His mummy is shooting out for a few hours tomorrow, and daddy is going to be taking care of the little fella in her absence. Emergency services have been added to my speed dial numbers.
Second - he laughed. Not just giggled, not just smiled - but he laughed. And laughed. And laughed.
It happened in the bath - we were almost done, and I was putting a little bit of soap in his neck folds where his milky vomit usually hides during the day. I rubbed his neck with my finger, and he started laughing. So I did it some more and he just chortled, and kept laughing. The more I rubbed it, the more he laughed - his face was hilarious, and he was literally going "heh! haaaaa! haaaaaaaaaa!" It was utterly adorable. Can't wait for it to become a regular occurence...
Tonight we have video chats with Aunty Anna, Uncle Kieran and future-girlfriend Bella, and then we saw Aunty Katy and Uncle Sam. George was ever the performing monkey and was good enough to give Katy and Sam a lovely big smile before totally flipping out due to overtiredness.
And finally, Happy Birthday to ANG! Hope you had an awesome day - here are some family portraits for you (in the middle one we are in fact mocking George's habit of raising his fist for no reason at all):