“The nurse said he was laughing, that might be too strong but he seemed to be laughing, and Billy was laughing as well, which is a lovely normal moment,” Kate continued.
“And also, it shows us he can smell! Every little thing is hopefully trying to put a jigsaw into place, and being hopeful for the future.”
This is the first birthday the couple has been able to spend together in two years as last year, Kate was at home with the children.
In the midst of the first lockdown, he wasn’t able to go and see Derek due to social distancing rules and it is hoped they will be able to celebrate Derek’s birthday later this year.