in less than 48 hours my son and i will be hurtling through the air at great speed towards my Northern Home. the thought of this is sending giddy shivers down my spine, anxious twistings in my tummy and sad achings in my heart. i'm giddy because i get to see my family. actually, i get to see A LOT of my family, since the main reason i'm going up to canada is for a family reunion. i'm anxious because the last time we flew somewhere with tristan right smack in the middle of his naptime we had a bit of a nightmarish ordeal keeping his cries to a minimum and his legs from kicking the innocent passenger sitting next to me. i'm sad because josh is going to be wifeless and childless for 10 days. that's a lot of days and if it were me staying behind, i think i'd be laying on the floor, throwing a temper tantrum, begging him to stay. josh is neither throwing a tantrum, or begging me to stay, for which i am grateful. he is, however open to dinner invitations from anyone living close by (hint, hint!)
tristan is finally starting to build on his limited vocabulary, mostly by repeating what we say. he says "cheese" now and "choo choo" (thanks to the thomas dvd's i borrow from the library) and "down" and yesterday, when josh was counting the stairs with him as they were going up them, tristan was repeating the numbers after josh said them! he babbles a TON, more than any other baby i've ever heard. he has great enthusiasm and expression when he babbles and its clear that he absolutely wants to get his point across, so we humor him by nodding and saying "oh really!" which seems to make him pleased that we're communicating well. he got another hair cut last week, and looks more grown up than ever. he is not even 20 months old yet and already wearing size 3T shirts. he's very affectionate still, which i love and will stop his play for a moment to come give a hug or a kiss or a cuddle.
last night he was up for nearly 3 hours from what we think was a bad dream. just screaming and crying and really upset. he would burst into hysterical shrieking every time i left his room, so i finally took my pillow into his room and lay on the floor next to his crib. i think i got about 4 hours of sleep and i pray that this isn't the start of another stage of night terrors. being a little sleep deprived today reminds me of what it was like to have a new born and really makes me wonder if one child is quite enough! of course we'd love to have another, but for now i'm enjoying how easy it is (for the most part) to have just one.
i just spent awhile FINALLY getting all of my blog links onto bloglines, which is really amazing. wish i had done it sooner. i think it will save me a lot of time checking blogs daily and will also help me read more blogs that i don't get to very often (my blogroll is quite long)
i may or may not be blogging from canada, but i'd really appreciate your prayers sunday morning when we fly, that tristan will be a joy to fly with and that the see's lollypop i got for him will last for the entire 2 flights :)