July 18, 2008


I feel like I've been sighing in relief a lot over the last 24 hours. Jack is finally back to being the fiesty, happy boy that I know and love. I was beginning to think that his clinginess and crakiness were a new phase rather than him getting over the virus. Thankfully, he's laughing when he should and throwing tantrums when he should. His bedtime routine is also in the process of being reestablished. Between coming home from vacation and then getting sick, it has been difficult. It's amazing what a full night of sleep can do (for him and for us). Did I mention that a couple of teeth have popped through in the last week too? Poor kid . . .

He's going through some crazy development growth spurt, too. He has a chunky Melissa and Doug puzzle that he's caught on to and it's become a new favorite. He'll take the three pieces out of it, carry them around until he finds one of us and then drags us back over to the puzzle so that we can cheer when he puts them in correctly. He loves to take the caps on and off of things (which isn't necessarily a new thing). He's also becoming pretty good at using a spoon . . . though it's still pretty messy. His new favorite mealtime trick is to try and hang the spoon from his nose . . . we'd like to thank our staff for teaching him that one.

It's crazy that he was only 6 1/2 weeks old a year ago. Now that Jack's one year old, people are asking when we're going to have another one. Seriously? He's one year old! We've got some time. I know I'm not getting any younger, but I'm also not getting any richer. We need to get this kid paid off before we start on another.

Besides . . . is it even possible that we could get two kids as great as this one?


Anonymous said...

Totally possible...we have 4 amazing kids...and we thought the same thing...once.
Glad Jack is feeling normal again! I'm up at 5 am dealing with a baby who can't breath because her sinuses are so congested and endless coughing...and therefore...no sleep. Poor girl, she cut a tooth this weekend too.

Minnie said...

Awesome picture.
Between your work schedule, travel schedule, appliance "issues" et. al. I have no idea how you keep your head above water.
You're entitled to a sigh. Especiall on a Monday morning.