Monday, January 31, 2011

One year ago today...

...I took a home pregnancy test, the results of which began our nine-month journey to parenthood. And here we are now, with a beautiful little boy--a nearly-4-month-old who is everything we live for.

Mommy and Daddy love you, Pookie!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Another first today.

This one was the first day of daycare. As sad as it was, it became a necessity for us. We would really like for me to be able to stay at home with Torin, but the bills won't just automatically dissipate. He did very well, though, and he's worn out this evening.

In happier news, Torin began to laugh last night. We got it on video, so I hope I can post it here soon. It's one of the sweetest sounds I've ever heard. It makes me want to cry. My sweet, sweet boy.

The company I work for was sold this week, and I am now working for the new owners as a temporary contractor. However, I've got an interview tomorrow (my third with this potential employer), and I expect it to go well. Either way, we'll manage, and life will go on. But I'm excited nonetheless!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Three months!

Yep, Torin is already 3 months old as of today. Thirteen weeks!

To celebrate his big day, he enjoyed some time in his new Bumbo seat:

And he rolled over from his tummy to his back for the first time ever! He's in a very happy mood today, and so is Mommy.

So this is parenthood. I've never had so much pride.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

1-1-11: A year of firsts

For the first time ever, Joey and I rang in the new year as a family. We had our little Thor in his Rock 'N Play Sleeper, just in front of us, as we watched Inception and made a toast (me with a beer, Joey with a couple of sips of scotch).

I look forward to all we have in store for 2011 as new parents. On the agenda for this year are first roll-overs, first teeth, first crawls, first steps, first Easter Bunny visits, first Mother's Day and Father's Day celebrations, and so many more exciting moments.

In fact, we're already off to a momentous start: Torin held up his head higher and longer than ever during today's tummy time:

"I don't have a big head; you just have little eyes."

As Torin's 3-month "birthday" approaches, he is becoming more and more interactive. For the past week or so, each day has held a new surprise: less colic, more vocalizations, more smiles, the beginnings of laughter, and more interest in the world. And with each passing day, I wonder what he and I will discover together.

Here's to a 2011 seen through the eyes of a babe.