It's been nearly a year since I last blogged. I can blame it on the demise of posterous (where this blog was previously hosted), but the truth is I just got lazy. It was uninspired. I was so uninspired that I didn't bother to transfer the blog to another hosting provider and instead opted to just download an offline copy.
As a result of my laziness, this relaunch comes with a huge caveat. One that I seriously nearly cried over. All of the old posts have to be manually updated to correctly link all of the pictures and video content. Had I migrated before the doors were finally shut on posterous, things would have been dramatically different. I've now decided that since this blog is something that I care about, it's worth paying a little bit to make sure it doesn't go away like the last one. (Squarespace, please don't go away.)
Anyway, a lot has happened since Noah turned one. It's surprising how fast he's grown and matured. You know how when you look at yourself in the mirror everyday and can't really tell if you're growing fatter or losing weight or if you're beginning to look older because the change is so slow and subtle? Well, watching an infant transition into a toddler is the complete opposite! The change is so amazing. One day he's saying "wan-ah" and the next day he responds to "What's your name?" by saying "Noah".
Noah's personality has also started to develop. It's easy to see that he's an active boy, but he's also very cautious when he's unfamiliar with the environment or if he's not totally in control. Oh, control. Noah has to be in control. One of the words he learned to say fairly early on was "self" (although it's not the same as "selfie", he does love to see himself in pictures and videos). "Self" as in "I want to feed myself" and "I want to hold the iPhone myself".
He's also a pretty good sport; willing to try new things as long as he feels it's safe and he can do it himself. Things like jumping off the couch and eating spicy or sour foods are fine, but going on the swing or down the slide wasn't so easy. There was a lot of crying and pleading, but in the end, he did both in his own time and on his own terms.
Here's hoping to more regular updates!