Wow, I truely remember how I wrote the last blog post like it was yesterday… Okay, so what happened during the second month.
A week after his first month minibirthday Derek started holding his neck for a bit longer, but he is yet still quite shaky. Gaining weight is not a problem considering how often he demands breast milk. 💪 About 2-4 times a day Derek expresses his worry about infant gas pain. I just wonder how many others only shrug their shoulders and say that they know nothing about this problem – we, on the other hand, have seen it with Tristan and now with Derek as well. Anyway, at least Tristan can handle baby’s cry with ease – it doesn’t seem to bother him while playing on his own.
Lets start from the beginning: how did we come home and introduce Tristan with Derek. We got a note that it would be wise if Tristan would see his new baby brother not in a contact with neither of us. As Tristan fell asleep in the car when Sandor came to pick me and Derek up from the hospital we managed to drive home and welcome each other here. We put Derek in his baby crib and then Tristan came in. First he just gazed at Derek not understanding who or what is that. Then he wanted to go in Derek’s bed and he played Derek carousel lullaby. Everything went smoothly. But when we went downstairs and Tristan saw Derek in my arms, he just needed to climb to switch the place with Derek. I gave the baby to Sandor ofcourse and just that second when Tristan realised that the baby is in daddy’s arms, he needed to get there. And so we switched our children for about 10 times, I guess. Afterwards there have been some emotional breakdowns by Tristan’s side but some say that it might also be a stage at his age (learning the boundaries between what is allowed and what is not etc) and not related to his newborn brother. Don’t know, but what I do know is that we don’t want there to be any rivalry between the boys and that they would be good friends one day. 🥰🤞
In a bit, I’m confused: it feels like Tristan has been with us for so long that I cannot even remember the times before he was born, but on the other hand the time has just flown and our little baby is already becoming a child. Like… when did that happen?
The most important progress during the month was getting on his feet without any surface to lean on, all by himself. He also has taken a few steps, but it’s quite not walking, yet (though as I understand then some consider getting up on feet as walking?). Continue reading “Our tenth month with Tristan”