My precious baby boy has his first tooth!! Wow, how time flies! Pick any 5 months of my pregnancy and they didn't go NEARLY as quickly as the 5 months since Joseph's birth have gone! I can't believe it's already time for teething. As exciting as it is, the poor little guy has had a rough time of it though. He cried a lot yesterday and nothing we did seemed to help much. He hasn't slept much either, therefore neither have the rest of us. He was up until midnight last night, awake at 2:30, and again at 6:30. Usually he's in bed around 8:30 & sleeps until 5:30 or so! Normally I work on Wednesdays and take him to the office with me. However, I decided I should stay home with him today since a crying baby at the office means nobody is very productive. He's still working hard to learn how to roll over. He's almost got it- just can't get that arm out of the way. As round as he is, once he starts he may just keep on rolling!
Nathan is wonderful. We've almost made it through his first year of preschool with no trips to the ER and no illnesses, so I figure we're doing great! (I'm knocking on wood) He was watching one of the PBS learning shows yesterday when he came running into my room. He was SO EXCITED! He said, "Mommy, I know how to spell "book". B-O-O-K!" I got excited with him because that's the first time he's spelled anything! In fact, I've worked with him like crazy just to remember that "Nathan" starts with "N"! When he was about 2 1/2 I taught him his shapes and colors. He picked those up so easily I thought, "Oh, this is a breeze! He's going to be easy to teach!" Plus, he's always LOVED books. Little did I know that he just wasn't going to be as interested in his numbers and letters. He's enjoyed learning to count and the alphabet song, but the recognition part- couldn't care less- until now. It's like a little light bulb has recently gone on. Now he's talking about learning to read! It's so much fun when he learns new stuff, (well, most of the time :)!
Still no offers on our house in Broken Arrow. We're trying to figure out whether we should sell it cheap, try to rent it out, or look for a new job back in the Tulsa area. It seems it's a bad time for any of the above. Hopefully something will work out soon. We haven't lived in our own home since last June!