This past month Ryder has become much more interactive! He is awake most of the day now, with a couple of short naps. He sleeps for up to 8 hours now and only gets up once a night for about a half an hour. What an improvement over three times a night for an hour or two at a time! He can hold his head and chest up, although in a slightly wobbly fashion, and he loves to be held up standing in our laps to look around.
When he's awake he super alert now and paying more attention to his surroundings. He will look at doors, windows and lamps anytime he sees light coming from them and loves to look at the ceiling as is something amazing if happening up there! If he hears the TV or sees the images, he will turn his head to see what it is.
He interacts with me and Janda (as well as visitors) much more so than last month. He follows our movements with his eyes and definitely recognizes our voices. He smiles so much now and he nearly laughs constantly. After eating he loves to sit in my lap and play. He smiles when I sing to him, wiggle his arms and legs and make faces at him. And even if it sounds crazy, he looks as me with a goofy smile and a look in his eyes that says "I love you mummy."
What a cutie!