We returned from Colorado on Tuesday and discovered our computer is now fixed. We are now back and resuming our daily routine. I have almost caught up on sleep and am working on catching up on chores. It seems like there is always more to do.
We have a new swing in our backyard. It is a patio swing that fits three people or can be used as a hammock. I bought it in memory of my grandfather (who passed away last January). I have many memories of sitting on my grandfather's swing. I would often go out there to relax and enjoy the fresh Colorado air. After a few minutes, my grandfather would come out and we would have talks on the patio. It was the one place where we would relax and have serious conversations. Now, I hope to create memories on my swing with my son (and hopefully future children).
Jacob is growing up very quickly. He is now 21 months old and growing very quickly. He is saying over 50 words and uses far less babble. He has accomplished most gross motor skills that children should do before there second birthday. He has had two laser treatments on his face and his birthmark has faded significantly. We still have many more treatments to go but so far he has responded well. He loves preschool and I am looking forward to when he can attend some longer classes next fall. He will do great in a class that meets for a couple hours a couple times a week.
There is no news on the adoption front for another child. I am open to a girl 3-7 years old or a sibling group of 2 with a girl. There are a few children that meet my criteria but I cannot look into adopting them until my home study update is complete. It is looking like that will not happen until Fall. That isn't all bad though. Receiving placement next Spring or Summer would be excellent timing. I should be on dayshift by then and Jacob will have been here for over a year. He will also be able to understand what is happening a little better. If nothing else, adoption is teaching me how to be patient even when excited and anxious.