Posted by Juliette
I know I haven't posted anything about how Sammy is doing recently, so here is a proper update all about him. He is doing really well. We went to clinic on Friday and he continues to thrive and is now firmly back in the centile charts for both weight and height. I feel I can say height not length, as you normally would for a baby, as he spends so much time on his feet. I've even marked him on the wall where we measure Joseph!
Sammy is 4 1/2 months old now. This week he weighs 5.7kg / 12lbs 5oz and he measures 60cm. He is looking lovely and healthy and is pure happiness, smiling all the time.
In other news, Sammy is teething and seems desperate to start weaning, he watches us when we eat and grabs a plate or anything in arms reach. Sammy is babbling and blowing raspberries and his character is similar to Joseph's in as much as he is very interested in everything and is taking it all in. As I mentioned before he loves to stand and has started bouncing in our arms. He has learnt how to roll over and when on his tummy he sometimes tries to bring his legs up under his body so looks like he is attempting to crawl. He has pushed himself backwards off his mat before so basically it won't be long before he is on the move. Watch out Joseph, Sammy is coming! This is great for a child with CF as we want him to be an active and sporty child. Perhaps soon he can join his Daddy for a run ;-)
Talking of which, Mark's training is going well and he is clocking up the miles. He is also changing! Mark and I have been together for 16 years and until a couple of weeks ago I had never seen him wear a pair of shorts except for swimming. We have visited hot countries and Mark has done various sports but always in trousers. Now however, he wears shorts every single time he goes out running! He might blog soon about his running but if you haven't already read about why he has chosen to run a half marathon you can here and if you are able to make a donation too we would be very grateful.
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