I don't exactly know what I expected the cognitive development of a baby to look like in observable terms, but seeing how Miles interacts with the world is always surprising. This week, he's started playing with one of his new toys -- one of those wooden boxes with shapes cut out of it and various … Continue reading Year 2, Day 23
There's a real nature vs. nurture struggle going on in our household currently. I'm content to let Miles develop at a pace he's comfortable with. Jaclyn, meanwhile, has her own ideas about deadlines for developmental milestones. One such idea that she has decided to make manifest this weekend is weaning Miles off of his bottles … Continue reading Year 2, Day 13
The good news: After only just beginning PT, Miles is already lifting himself to a seated position independently. The bad news: He's trying to do so under a chair.
In an effort to get him on his feet, Miles started a brief stint of physical therapy this week. This, combined with some daily exercises we're doing with him, is already making a huge difference. For example, he's no longer wailing like the souls of the damned when we make him put weight on his … Continue reading Day 334
My heart sank as I witnessed Miles discovering how to open the drawers on the entertainment center. Even as he clunked himself in the head, he proceeded onward, totally unfazed. Time to babyproof everything!
I mentioned this a little the other day, but it is absolutely amazing watching Miles's cognitive and tactile development. In what feels like the blink of an eye, he's gone from barely being able to hold things to passing items from one hand to the other, pressing buttons, and pointing at objects and people. His … Continue reading Day 307