Monday, August 07, 2006
The tooth, the whole tooth, and nothing but the tooth
After much anticipation, many homeopathic teething tabs, and an inordinate amount of drool (from the baby, not the parents), our little guy's first tooth has finally made it's debut. So this picture taken last month may be the last truly gummy grin we'll see around here, at least until #3 arrives.
Baby Garfield is affectionately referred to as "Inchie" now, since he's mastered the art of zipping around like a turbo-charged inchworm. It's seriously amusing. He propels himself forward using a combination of elbows pulling and big toepads pushing, for an alarmingly effective method of maneuvering. If he thinks food may be in his vicinity, the speed increases exponentially and is accompanied by various grunts and squeals.
As for an update on last week's post, I want to thank you all for your encouragement and prayers. God has been gracious, and your prayers effectual, because I could truly feel a newfound sense of purpose, energy, and love today as I went about my tasks. It was an unusually great "mommying" day, complete with puzzles, cookie-baking, snuggle time, story-reading, and playing. Now that I know how many people will pull together to pray, I'll have to spill my guts more often! Now there's something to look forward to.