Well, we have survived our first bout of teething. I will be honest, I was quite sad the day I realized Jacob was about to poke out his first tooth. No longer would he look at me and flash his big gummy smile. From now on, he will always have teeth. It made me reflect back to when all he did was lay there and occasionally look at his hands with confusion and amazement. It is incredible how much he has already changed. I love watching Jacob explore and learn about the things around him. I want to soak up each day with him and see things for the first time too. So for now my bed will remain unmade, my flowers will not be deadheaded as much as they need and I will lay on the floor with my son and make him giggle.