There's been an entry sitting here half-written for a week, becoming obsolete, so now I have to re-write it.
My internet life has been seriously ailing. I''m not keeping up with LJ at all because I am just not at my computer as much as I used to be. I guess this is a good thing. I'm mostly keeping up with facebook, probably because people send me a whole lot more messages there and it sucks me in.
Finn has put in a couple of weeks of school now. For the most part it seems to be going well. There has been a little social drama; he bonded fast with one little boy, who a few days later said he didn't want to be friends with him anymore, and even though the boy apologized and things seemed to blow over quickly at school, there was a lot of emotional fallout and acting out at home afterwards, plus bad dreams and night terrors (?) and I just feel like it's been a stressful transition for him. I have some history with school bullying, so I was tweaked in a major way myself. He won't talk to me about school, although he will sometimes talk to Hans. He will tell me what they had for snack and sometimes what they read... so, basically, less than I can find out from reading the whiteboard outside the classroom. Tonight he said he wished he didn't have to go to school, because he doesn't want to be away from me (and his dad too). I'm sorry he is still missing us but I don't think it's a big issue most of the time when he's there. I think he's getting a lot more out of the school activities than he has been hanging out with his tired old mom.
Freya has been working on communication the last couple of weeks. She's waving and saying hi ("ahhhh") and bye ("ahhhhh") and sometimes signing "milk" and "more" and "all done" and my mother is positive that she says "ba-ba-ba" for "baby" and I'm almost sure she's right. She occasionally looks at books without trying to gnaw them to pieces right away. She has been in the same just-about-to-crawl place for a really long time now, and while she can pivot and push herself backwards around the floor, the hardwood seems to have her a bit stumped as far as real crawling.
She has finally started taking actual naps with some regularity, which is welcome. It does result in earlier mornings, though.
My parents were here this past week and she is totally in love with them (as is Finn) and I am halfway sure that my parents could drive off with the two of them and they'd never look back.
All right, there's plenty more missing information but if I don't get on with it, this will never get posted.