Maybe you’ve noticed, but we’ve been gifted with what I like to call The Most Photogenic Baby On Earth.
We started this blog as a way to keep family and friends in touch since we’ve moved so far away this year. It’s become a dizzy, often-hilarious exercise in accidental photography and a study in patience.
Today, I’m sharing with you some of the photos we’ve neglected to share these last few weeks. Speedy Toddler Syndrome, Photography 101 errors (I wrote the chapter called Focusing: Who Needs It?), or just because your author here preferred another picture – for whatever reason, these didn’t make it to Instagram (@roamingrudys), or the blog, nor most even to the few text photos I still send out at times.
While you’re browsing, I’ll fill you in on other news. For instance: we met our friendly ENT specialist yesterday.
He is of the decidedly appropriate opinion that Nolan’s ears are, much like the rest of him, nearly too perfect. He does not recommend getting tubes at this time.
So instead of tubes, here in a few weeks we’ll take Little Man for some kind of hearing test during naptime. (If you’re curious, it’s the Auditory Brainstem Response test, or ABR for short. Assuming I was paying attention and haven’t mixed up the acronym, of course. No promises there.)
Anyway, it’s a short, noninvasive test to make sure the right sounds are getting picked up by the right parts of the brain.
Despite scheduling the ABR and a standard hearing test later on, Doctor-G-the-ENT thinks it’s very likely Nolan will talk when he’s ready, especially given the history of later-talkers on Dad’s side of the family.
In some otherwise completely unrelated news, we are finally finished Christmas shopping! Were it not for Amazon and other online shopping venues, I think we may not have had a Christmas at all.
And even so, I cannot promise that all of your gifts are getting delivered to the correct addresses.
I hope your holidays are happy indeed. We’re going on a Christmas adventure in just a few days; I’ll let you know how it goes!