I feel like I have so much to "catch up" on recording with Crab! So let me just talk about cheeks.
His cheeks are so chunky! For a bit of time when he was about a month old, Munch called him "Cheekers." We sang. "What is wrong with the Cheekers, the Cheekers?"
He smushes his cheeks out and I think he's clenching his gums--possibly teething? So cute though.
Not so cute--the streak of red, dry eczema that extends in front of his ear. It's like painful looking sideburns.
But really when I think of cheeks right now, I think of how, when I bring him close to my face, he puts his hands very softly on both sides of my face and touches my cheeks. He's in a "grab and clench" phase, so I expect to feel nails scratching my skin, but no--his touch remains soft. And it's like he's cherishing me as much as I'm cherishing him.