Robert is On the Move

January 22, 2007 at 1:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in 625 Elm Street

Kids really do grow up fast.

Robert has two teeth now, both on the bottom. He hasn’t really figured out what they’re to be used for, but in the absence of upper teeth that’s not a big surprise. It’s going to be weird seeing him with teeth after so many months of toothless grins. And no more letting him gnaw on my fingers. I’m not raising a cannibal.

Robert is also really figuring out how to utilize his mobility. First it was “Ooh, look! The dog’s food and water!” The dog was not amused. Now, fortunately, he gets around to a number of different destinations. He even (sort of) comes when you call him. I plan to enjoy that as much as possible in this short window when he actually thinks that “go to dad when called” is a fun game. I figure that’ll wear off any day now.

Robert is sleeping all night pretty much routinely these days. The ol’ Ferber method—rather, our interpretation of it—seemed to work pretty well. Too bad we didn’t start it earlier.

I don’t think I mentioned yet that we have our finalization court date. February 13th is the big day, exactly 8 months after we first met him (and he pooped all over me) in Boston. Mom and dad are very excited. Robert has, of course, been “ours” since day 1, but it will be nice to make it official. I can’t imagine what it must be like for people who spend this much time (or more) with a child, only to have the adoption fail for some reason. Makes me shudder.

Here are some relatively recent Robbie photos:

Robert getting ready to open a gift

Robert hanging out on the floor

Robert in his carseat, wearing his giant snowsuit

Robert at the coffee table

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Mrs. CU January 22, 2007 at 3:22pm

He gets better-looking everyday!  Keep up the good work Mom & Dad.

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