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!
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!
Miles returned to daycare today, and it honestly feels strange going through my day without him now. Our trip to Boston marked the longest sustained time I've spent with Miles since the two weeks after he was born, and it's crazy to me to reflect on just how much he seemed to grow in that … Continue reading Year 2, Day 127
I filled in for a trivia show tonight and, sadly, missed another important touchstone in Miles's development as a human being -- he has now tried french fries. And by all accounts, he loves them.
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
It's obvious, just from reflecting on my own tendencies over the years, that children pick up a lot from their parents, from emotional responses to physical tics and behaviors. And yet, at least once a day Miles will do something that I can't help but wonder as to the origin of, as it clearly isn't … Continue reading Year 2, Day 66
Within the last few weeks, Miles has grown both increasingly adept at and interested in opening cabinets and drawers. While the protective locks on the kitchen cabinets have made this an unfulfilling pursuit for him, he has found better success with other such installations. Oftentimes, we don't even realize he's been in a drawer until … Continue reading Year 2, Day 65