I haven't had a lot of time to post lately, or haven't had much to post about, but we're still here. This week Noah is battling an "unidentified virus" that has brought him a high fever, random bouts of irritability, and a streak where he'll only eat fruit. The good news is that, even though we can tell he feels downright crummy, he still finds ways to laugh and giggle and play and snuggle, and warm our hearts in the way that only Noah can. Plus he's had two playdates with Grandma because he can't go to daycare, and those are always a treat.
In other Noah news, we're making progress in the sleep department. I don't want to get into the details here because sleep is one of those parenting issues that's worth treading lightly, and I just don't feel like choosing my words carefully right now. I will say that Ms. D. has helped tremendously, and she had a fairly successful two-week run of full days. Now that Noah has been out of commission for a bit, we're crossing our fingers that he remembers how to nap for her when he goes back. Also, mommy and daddy had a taste of success this weekend when Noah put himself to sleep for a nap in his crib on Saturday morning! I'm sure it was all Ms. D's doing, but it made us feel pretty good anyway.
Also, Noah attended his first birthday party last weekend, for his little friend Massimo. They're only a couple months apart in age, and they don't interact much yet (aside from sharing leaf-"snacks" in the yard), but we think they're sure to be fast friends in the future.
ETA- Somebody's cheeks are starting to get pudgy again. I hardly recognize Noah in this photo! (He's the little one on the right.) According to the doctor's scale on Monday, he finally tops 20 lbs.