I don't think it's a stretch to call this the hardest day of parenting either of us has experienced so far. With Miles growing increasingly comfortable with sitting on the potty, we moved to phase two today -- putting him back in pants. Not only did we start today off like this, but Jaclyn informed … Continue reading Year 2, Day 313
Sometimes Miles decides to wear a baseball hat to bed.
As a parent, I've found few things as problematic as a broken washing machine. Nevermind our own clothes -- the sheer amount of baby clothing that piles up after five days is substantial enough. Currently, we're on day 8 of our current laundry crisis. As such, we've found ourselves with no choice but to go … Continue reading Day 335
Today was a tragic day at the apartamento de Martin, as we had to retire Miles's favorite bedtime onesie. And by that I mean my favorite. It wasn't that it was his cutest or softest bedtime attire; no, this onesie was the most practical piece of baby clothing I've encountered thus far. At first glance, … Continue reading Day 84
The key to newborn parenting success, whether you're trying to clean or watch a movie, is planning ahead. Parenting is like an elaborate chess game. Like...three-dimensional chess. The point is, you need to know not what you need now, in this moment, but rather what you're going to need 30 minutes from now. Now if … Continue reading Day 49
Miles's presence was requested at brunch this week by Mabel Smith (age 3) and Frannie Smith (age 1). Beyond this, Mabel requested that Miles wear an "itty bitty bow tie," and luckily we could comply. It's not often that a baby makes me feel like I need to step up my clothing game, but there … Continue reading Day 42
Not to be all self-congratulatory, but I've found that so far there are very few parts of parenting that I was unprepared for or not anticipating. But there is, beyond a doubt, one aspect I didn't realize would become so time-consuming...LAUNDRY. This kid goes through wardrobes like Beyonce on tour. Every hour or so … Continue reading Day 15