1. To get out of the house in under fifteen minutes.
2. The last time we went to Baby Bounce and Rhyme at the library, we had to push through a crowd of about 50 mums and babies. Alec didn't enjoy it, and I felt totally overwhelmed. This time, there were about 20, and Alec is now a bit more experienced. He recognised some of the songs, and smiled when he heard them.
3. We are lying in bed when from Alec's cot there comes a single, delicate snore. "I love him so," says Nick. "He's just like me."