I can’t believe Alex is one and a half. It feels like such a short/long time. It’s a long time since I had a full night’s rest (just had to duck out and attend to him then), but he has also changed so much over a short period. He’s going through the toddler phase of trying to demonstrate his independence and saying “no” (even when he means yes). But he continues to demonstrate his wicked sense of humour and his love. Every moment with him is precious, which is good, because so few moments are without him, except for those painful days at work. Neither B nor I could ever imagine how much joy he has brought to our lives over the past year and half. May it continue for many, many more.