Better out than in

Today marks “Juniors” nine month “birthday,” so, unless you want to be pedantic and count the exact number of weeks, he’s been “out” for as long as he was in utero.

Stephen and Junior straight after birth

His progress has been well documented elsewhere so I won’t go into detail, but it’s fair to say that it’s been an eventful few months.

It’s been a big learning experience for everyone.

Junior and the teething ring

Amongst other things I’ve learned that some postcards are tastier than others; that the MagSafe connector does not live up to its name in some respects; that more things than you think are within the reach of someone less than a metre tall; that parrots can be green and have squeekers; that boys are drawn to buttons and remote controls; and that most food can be eaten lukewarm if the alternative is small hands swiping it and then smiling at you.

Bath time

I’m sure that there will be a lot more to learn as he starts to walk and grows to the point where even the higher shelves are accessible…