So...I haven't disappeared. And yes, I'm still planning to blog. I've just been in a funk. Between all that happened with Riley at Duke, preparing for his first birthday party, working on a project that you will see below and being haunted by "anniversaries" of events from a year ago...I just really haven't been in the mood to blog.
Plus...my state of mind wasn't encouraging to me to sort through a years worth of pictures to do what is posted below for a while. And I wanted to put pictures from Riley's birthday in that project, so...I guess I just haven't posted anything.
What you will find below is a video of Riley's entire first year. Not every picture I have taken (I have taken over 10, 000 since he has been born), but a lot. A lot of them you will remember from past blog posts as I tend to post my favorites on here. Some have never been posted and there are a few videos thrown in also. It's long. I made it for family mainly, but it's easy enough to post and share here IF you have a little bit of time to spend watching it. It has music and sound, so beware of that if your looking from work ;o).
As for how Riley is doing...he's doing well, although he IS running a fever at the moment for some unknown reason. The pediatrician found a VERY slightly red throat (strep test was negative) but he has NO other symptoms other than a VERY slightly elevated white count. Hoping that this is just a normal childhood virus and not something brewing in his belly. But of course , as is the story of his life...all we can do is watch and wait. He is still having issues digesting certain things, but has successfully made the transition from the highly specialized and elemental formula he was on to plain old whole milk. He is a crawling pro now and is a daring cruiser. If he can wrap his fingers around it in the slightest little way, he will use it to cruise along. He gives me a heart attack doing this no less than once a day. He is doing well enough that I returned to work full time this week. And who can believe that he's a year old?? We had a great time celebrating his birthday, both privately on the actual day itself and at his party later on. It was hectic, but his whole life has been hectic, so it suited the occasion I think!!
Enjoy the video!
Riley's first year from Lindsey Souza on Vimeo.