Today wasn't the best as far as Miles's potty training has gone. Despite numerous attempts, under extreme protest, to compel Miles to use his potty, he relied on his pull-ups to do the waste receiving most of the day. But just as Jaclyn was about to lose hope and resort to extreme measures (i.e., going … Continue reading Year 2, Day 335
As a follow up to last week's post about Miles's Top Summer Jams, here's an example of Miles arbitrarily deciding when the "ABCs" are finished.
I was prepared to write about Miles's second-ever trip to the dentist today, but then he had to go and start standing and walking (a couple steps at daycare today, but hey -- progress is progress!) unaided!
One addendum to our Massachusetts trip -- we stayed at an Airbnb our first night in Cape Cod, and our gracious host was a percussion teacher. She asked if it would bother us if she had a lesson while we were there, to which I -- knowing how into it Miles was likely to be … Continue reading Year 2, Day 128
In which Miles feels the Bern, and also the Burn. I picked Miles up a little early today so he could join me at a Bernie Sanders rally that was, seriously, like a half mile from daycare. We got there pretty early and staked out a spot in the shade. Things went well...for a time. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 81
Miles has fought using the bottom of his feet in any practical way for months now, resorting screaming, falling to his knees, or crawling away from us as quickly as possible in a never-ending quest to avoid personal growth. But today, Miles finally took a step in the right direction. Normally, when held by the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 70 – Operation: Babywalk Update!
Firmly believing that it's never too early to get involved in national politics, today we took Miles down to Rock Hill for the first of what is likely to be many stump speeches leading up to the 2020 presidential election. This one was for former Newark mayor and current senator from New Jersey (and Rosario … Continue reading Year 2, Day 26: Baby’s First Political Rally!
I've posted before about Miles's propensity for getting down. Dancing has been part of Miles's repertoire since he was only a couple months old. Even the daycare staff has commented on his sense of rhythm (which I informed them came from me, because regardless of how true that is, we should all be able to … Continue reading Day 268
It seems like Miles's muscle control and dexterity are improving exponentially with each passing day. He's able to grab objects, move his body to snag items that are beyond his reach, and pass items from hand to hand. Over the last week, Miles has really gotten into smacking things. His leg, his belly, my face...he … Continue reading Day 185