I barely stepped in the door of Miles's daycare today when I was told to stay near the entrance while the staff started offering encouraging words to Miles, who was in an adjacent room. Moments later, Miles walked out of the toddler room and, in time, managed to step all the way over to me, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 137 – Operation: Babywalk Update 5!
When you come home from picking your child up and your wife asks, "Did he bite anyone today?" you can't help but get the creeping fear that you're the proud parent of "THAT kid." I've tried to reassure Jaclyn that this is a normal phase for a lot of children and that Miles is only … Continue reading Year 2, Day 114
DAYCARE: "We put some crackers in Miles's bag." ME: "Sounds good!" ALSO ME: Promptly forgets about the crackers.
It was an early morning for Miles (and mom) today, as he decided to wake up howling around 5:30 AM. Despite her best attempts to let me sleep through it, Miles clearly had other designs. Alternating between fussing and (seriously) blowing a high-pitched whistle, Miles ensured that not only were my attempts to sleep good … Continue reading Year 2, Day 108
There's been another big advancement in Miles's quest to become a biped, as his daycare attendants have let us know that he walked several feet while using only one hand to hold onto his teacher for support. While he quickly resisted reproducing this at pickup, plopping down onto his butt instead, we were able to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 105 – Operation: Babywalk Update 3!
Today when I entered the room at Miles's daycare, I gave him my usual smile and said, "Hi, Miles!" UNusually, his response was to start barking like a dog. This kid is so weird and I hope he never stops being weird.
After excitedly telling Miles's daycare about his encouraging walking progress this week, they shared a video with us today so we could get a glimpse of how well he's been doing with them. I'm not sharing it here since other children are in the video, but it involves Miles holding onto a walker and stepping … Continue reading Year 2, Day 79