Sam has developed A) A severe oral fixation, particularly with his fingers, or B) incoming teeth. It bothers him. It makes him cry and slobber and gurgle. It's another milestone. He's also developed the great ability to sit upright with a lot of control, as seen in the accompanying photo. Sam has borrowed a Bumbo chair from his soon-to-be-friend Asa to help him with this. Olive particularly likes this chair because it keeps Sam more accessible.
Olive is laid up right now with a dislocated pinkie toe. Now, in addition to feeding Sam, holding the teething ring, making plum jam, and working on our new winter gym plans, we get to try and keep her toe wrapped up.
The days are hectic and the nights are short, but we have found a wonderful life. We're busier than a string of beads at Mardi Gras, but we are happy and that's worth a few sleepless nights.