Believe it or not, Ryan turned six months old a couple weeks ago. It does not seem all that long ago that Teresa and I got up from sitting on the bathroom floor to look at the pregnancy test's two (!) stripes. I remember very clearly that my first thought at the time was, "Well, that's right!". Six months after Ryan's birth that thought is more true ever now, and this is despite the fact that there is no way we could ever have been possibly been prepared for the degree of impact Ryan has had on our lives. Ryan is truly a blessing, and we are very fortunate to have him in our lives.
In honor of Ryan's first valentine's day, we've posted a few pictures online of the months since Thanksgiving. What can I say other than that the last three months have been very significant for our little one. Among other things, Ryan is now sitting up, eating multiple kinds of solid food, actively playing with toys, and taking a distinct interest in petting the dog (who is still a bit hesitant, since Ryan hasn't quite yet mastered the distinction between 'pet' and 'grab').
We've also had some professional portraits taken, and a link to those images is available here. Be sure to enter 'Teresa Harrison' as the customer name.
One other note is that it's been close to two months since our last significant post on the blog. A big part of the reason is work, but another big part of the reason is that the posting workflow for this blog is pretty much what it was two years ago: ssh and a tty-based text editor. This is difficult for both of us, so we've decided to move the Ryan-related content to another blog.