Turns out it's true what they say--they grow up fast. Soren has been crawling around for a couple of weeks now, eager to find as many electrical cords, coins, receipts, clumps of cat fur etc. as possible and cram them in his mouth. He was recently felled by a double ear infection and the croup (no shit, apparently there is still croup in the 21st century), but even that didn't slow him down for long. He is a smiley guy. He smiles at strangers in the grocery line, on the bus, wherever. He is popular.
p.s. I started a book blog. Well, I started it and then it kind of languished but I am seriously for reals starting it now.