Today, the nanny let Jaclyn know that Miles burped so loudly this morning that it actually made him jump. This baby finds new ways to impress me all the time, in ways that I was unprepared for. I just hope I bear witness to these achievements as often as possible.
Tragedy strikes again. I looked into Miles's bassinet this morning to find, much to my dismay, that maintaining hair continues to be an issue for him. For a closer look: On the one hand, I'm sad to see that he's already going bald. On the other, THIS IS THE WHOLE REASON I DON'T HAVE PETS. … Continue reading Day 87
The "nature vs. nurture" debate is as old as child rearing. I'm sure that the key to effective parenting lies somewhere between the two, and I keep this in mind when making virtually any decision involving my son. Case in point: Miles woke up a little early this morning and, after a feeding, got a … Continue reading Day 86
We've gotten into a nice routine with the baby over the last three months. And today is the day we kick that routine to the curb. Yes, Jaclyn started back to work today. Which also meant that today was the day our nanny started. Which also meant that I had to get up considerably earlier … Continue reading Day 85
Jaclyn went out for a friend's birthday tonight, and I took care of getting Miles ready for bed. First, I got him good and hype. Next, I changed his diaper, which disappointingly was poop-free. Then, I found what appeared to be an infant muumuu and threw that on him. At this point, Miles started getting … Continue reading Day 82
I take a lot of heat from Jaclyn for getting Miles "fired up" when she's trying to calm him down and get him to sleep. Whatever, I think I'm very encouraging.
Every day, Miles gets a little closer to using his hands for something other than attempting to eat them. And today might have been his biggest step forward yet, as he attempted to hold his bottle on his own. He's got a ways to go, but he's actually sort of doing it!
One of the things we've been working on the most with Miles is making sure he gets plenty of tummy time. Getting some head lifting reps in each day is crucial if I ever want his neck to get swole. He's typically alternated between tummy time modes: 1) getting in about 10-15 minutes before falling … Continue reading Day 79
Miles is definitely learning, at least when it comes to the telltale signs of bedtime. I mentioned previously the growing distinction of Miles's cries, and while it's easy to tell when he's sleepy, it's becoming a little less easy for Miles to tell when he's sleepy. This has yielded the emergence of a new variation … Continue reading Day 78
This was Jaclyn's first Mother's Day as a mom (and, importantly, my first Mother's Day as a dad). In preparation, I spent about ten minutes looking at cards before I remembered I was supposed to be looking for one that said "wife" on it instead of "mother." I mean...right? Jaclyn isn't my mother, and I'm … Continue reading Day 77: Mother’s Day