He may have only recently become comfortable on his feet, but Miles is already steering his elephant with uncanny precision. He makes hairpin turns, squeaking past most corners with just enough space to avoid running into the wall, backs up when needed, and parks nicely too. In short, he's already a better driver than his mother.* … Continue reading Year 2, Day 148
At daycare this morning, I tried to set Miles down on the floor so he could start crawling around and playing with the other kids, but something different happened this time. Where he usually lifts his legs up and refuses to lower them until his butt is firmly planted on the ground, today he not … Continue reading Year 2, Day 73
Yesterday, I expressed relief at Miles's emerging willingness to put his feet to good use. Maybe I spoke too soon.
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!
After experiencing just a little concern that Miles isn't really trying to stand, crawl, or...well, use his legs for much of anything, Jaclyn took Miles to a physical therapist for an evaluation today. The results confirmed my worst fears: this cat is LAY-ZEE. Miles is just a tad delayed in the gross motor skills department … Continue reading Day 320
It seemed like all of the parents arrived at daycare simultaneously to pick up their assorted infants and toddlers today. I walked into Miles's room to several bodies, hustling, bustling, and of course plenty of loud noises, ranging from laughter to crying. And through it all, Miles sat in a chair on the far side … Continue reading Day 187
An added bonus to simply being able to take a trip to a part of the country we've never seen before is that some of our closest friends live out there, too. Our trip to Denver gave us a chance to catch up with folks, meet some new people, and (most importantly) give them an … Continue reading Day 167
Great news! Miles is growing less fixated on gnawing on his hands with each passing day! The bad news: he's discovered his feet. God help me, kid... And yes, he's managed to get a foot into his mouth more regularly, and literally, than I would've expected. We did make a second attempt at baby oatmeal … Continue reading Day 133