Between his twelfth and thirteenth week, the Fuzz has developed some new tricks:
1) Blowing bubbles. Whereas he used to communicate in several adorable coos, this new milestone means that Fuzzy basically now stares at us while gurgling and drooling excessively. His squeals have gotten higher pitched too, and he somehow manages to convey both whining and demanding tones, especially when he's hungry. The Pit and I decided his new conversational language resembles nothing so much as pterodactyl cries. If chatting with the baby were plotted against our enjoyment, I would say this week brought a definite dip.
2) Playing peek-a-boo. To make up for talking through a mouth full of spit, on his three-month birthday Fuzzy showed my mom and I something totally new. I was holding him in the crook of my arm with my mom sitting next to us, and Fuzzy decided he would play a game. He turned to my mom, gave her a big grin, watched her attentively for a second, and then turned his head to hide in my arm. He let a few seconds go by, and then he flipped over to my mom again with a delighted look on his face. He did this over and over and over again, clearly showing off how good he was at concealment. My mom tried doing peek-a-boo back by hiding her face in her hands, but Fuzzy was clearly more interested in hiding than seeking.
3) Rolling over. Fuzzy has generally been more cranky this week, which means his usual response to tummy time was an indignant wail. However, we did manage to get him to lay on his stomach a few times, and were rewarded with the baby suddenly rolling over onto his back. At last count, he had done this four times with a completely nonchalant air, looking at us with vague confusion when we erupted into cheers and clapping. He hasn't rolled over from his back to his stomach yet, but has gotten all the way to his side while reaching for a toy.
4) Not sleeping. As mentioned above, this has not been Fuzzy's finest week. The last two days in particular have been brutal, with demands to be fed every two hours, and sudden hunger pangs that bring him screaming out of sound sleep and groping for a boob without ever opening his eyes. I would say the following picture really summarizes all of our feelings about the situation:
4 years ago