Part of me was really wondering if Andy would ever walk. I mean, it seems like everyone's baby walks around a year. Mine decided to wait until he was 15 months. But a few days ago he took his first step, and today was the first day he actually walked from one place to another. It is just so amazing and beautiful to watch. He'll also stop and stand there while he smiles at me, then goes back to walking. I'm very excited that we've hit this milestone before his second birthday. And now I can focus my worrying on him talking.
As for the sleeping issue, he's had two good nights now. Since he slept last Saturday, I thought we were fine, but then he woke up every night last week. I thought I was never going to sleep again. Worse, I was terrified that he wouldn't go back to sleep this weekend while Peter's in Boston. Luckily, we decided to do the "cry it out" method. Many people hate this, but after crying for two hours this past Saturday evening, he slept the whole night through. Again last night. Yay, now I can look forward to this weekend, even if I'm not getting the break/vacation in Boston that I had originally planned.
As for the second most important thing out there, Harry Potter, I'm really upset with all the spoilers that have been released. I'm doing my best to stay away, especially because I'm sure it'll take me days to read it with Peter being away. But I want to make this clear-if anyone tells me any spoilers or tells me their reactions to them or anything, I will be very very upset and will pay you back. And I may cut myself off from the computer early (like tonight), so if I blow you off, I"m sorry. Also, I may be in mourning for a few weeks afterwards, so expect me to be crying left and right too.