Hello there! Long time no post! It's been a crazy fall so far...I started back to work full time in mid August, and O started at his new daycare center. We both promptly got sick within two weeks and it lasted FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH. It was pretty hellish. Who knows what it was, but I guess we passed it back and forth at least once between us, maybe twice. We have both now had TWO rounds of antibiotics, O for an ear infection, and me for a nasty throat infection (undiagnosable). Haven't been that sick since I was a teenager. Thankfully O didn't get as sick as I did, but he was pretty uncomfortable. Yep. It's hard taking care of an infant when you have a fever and a really, I mean really bad sore throat. Somehow I survived (and somehow only took 1/2 day off work through all this---I know, not good for me to go to work but I just couldn't take time off after JUST returning!)...and the good news is, it's been one week now since we are both feeling better. Lemme tell ya, it went on long enough I almost thought it would never end. Knock on wood! People keep telling me that this is what the first year of daycare is like. Year? Year?
Through it all, O has been the best little trooper. He is totally thriving, loving daycare, doing all the things 7 month-olds are supposed to do. He's almost 20 lbs, sitting up, rolling around. Not crawling, and no teeth. I'm sure it will happen soon enough. He cracks me up all the time. He is currently trying out the "b" and "d" sounds...a wonderful, babbly "mmmmba" and "mmmmda". I wish I could listen to that sound, which is just so beautiful and pure, every time I feel even the slightest bit sad, angry, or tired. It makes me happy on a level I didn't even know was possible.
Happy Fall everyone!