Saturday, May 05, 2007

It's been a while, we know.

Our apologies for the dearth of posts and/or pictures of late. Things are going well--just quite busy.

After Tobin's Easter/spring break from school when he was home with his dad, grandparents, aunt, and uncle for a week, we had a couple of weeks of a slightly tough transition back to school. Tobin got a bad cold, which always seems to happen when he returns to school after a break. The good news was that it was just a cold because our one trip to the doctor revealed that his ears were fine. We're ever vigilant about ear infections since he had two over the winter. With the cold came a suppressed appetite, so for a couple of weeks Tobin wanted very little to do with solid food and suddenly preferred his bottles (and, of course, he wanted to nurse frequently when we were together).

Things took a turn for the better this past week. Tobin's appetite for solid foods was back; he ate great all week. His separation anxiety seemed less intense as most mornings this week I just put him down at school and he was off playing in no time, hardly noticing when I left. All of this was very good after the rough couple of weeks we had. "Rough" for us is all relative. Things have never been difficult with Tobin--it's just a little tougher when he's sick.

We're certainly counting the days (13) until Tobin's first birthday when we're planning to have family in town for a party. There's a part of me that gets a little sad to think of how quickly he's growing up. But mostly, it's so much fun getting to know him as a little boy. For example, we were in the church service last week, and Tobin was sitting in my lap swaying to the music as the choir sang. Then he started "singing," which is this softer, higher-pitched, sustained babbling he does. Matt leaned over to me and said, "He's on pitch." It was terribly sweet, and maybe we interpreted to be more than it was, but it was still wonderful to watch him interacting with and appreciating his world in that small way. It seems that each day is filled with small, poignant moments like that.

So there's a little update from our little family. Hopefully, more will follow more frequently as we approach the milestone of Tobin turning one year old.

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