in the mornings, mabye around seven or so, hiro wakes up to be fed. i nurse him, and then he's usually sleepy enough to go back to bed for another hour or so. i use that time for the internet, checking my e-mail and browsing through blogs. then, when i finish i go back into the room where he's sleeping where he's just waking up. i sing 'good morning to you' and by the time i get to his name, he starts smiling at me.

this morning, though, i heard him cooing before i finished my 'internet rounds'. i quickly went to the bathroom and then went into the tatami room where we sleep these days. hiro smiled at me and started kicking his legs and swinging his arms in ecstacy. he was so happy to see me!! i sang the good morning song and he laughed. oh, so happy baby!!