October 31, 2010

A moment of happiness

October has been a long month.

I (B's daddy) have been traveling a lot (since the middle of September). At the same time, Bertrand has been recovering from his broken leg and readjusting fully to the ketogenic diet.

It's been rough for him and for his mom.

She's been a saint and a superhero. That's all I can say.

Cristina and I were worried that October was going to be the first month without a single smile from Bertrand.

But, then, on Halloween, we heard giggles coming from his room.

We ran in and caught this:

As parents, we have never needed this more.


  1. I've been thinking of you guys and hoping good things for you. I'm sorry it's been a rough month--we should get out again. My pedicure needs refreshing. It was orange anyway.

  2. PS the video just started working for me. He's so cute and dear! I'm glad I got see his moment of halloween happiness!

  3. Thank you for sharing the happy moments! I am also grateful to follow you on twitter. Barbara

  4. aww. I have a huge smile on my face now. What a sweetie!

  5. He is SO precious! You're lucky to be his parents.

    For what it's worth, I have mildly refractory epilepsy, and have done the Modified Atkins diet, which is sort of a kinder, gentler version of the ketogenic diet. The cognitive clarity that comes with it is indescribable! It's neither measurable nor observable, but very much there! I know it must be rough to have Bertrand on the ketogenic diet, but take heart - just because you can't observe change, doesn't mean there isn't any. If my experience is any indication, the focus it brings to a person makes it worth all the trouble.

    Please give the little sweetie a hug for me, and I wish you all the best.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.


  6. oh my goodness...he turned into such a handsome young man...I haven't seen him in awhile and he's grown so much. i'm glad he was all smiles the last day of oct!!!