It's taken a while, but today Miles finally figured out how to pucker his lips and blow (as opposed to "FFFT"-ing through his front teeth).
Over the weekend, Miles and I were looking at some pictures from just after he was born. "Who's that?" I'd ask, showing him a photo of a tiny newborn curled up in a bassinet. "Baby Miles," he'd reply.The most striking thing about the contrast between then and now is just how much Miles has grown … Continue reading Year 3, Day 6
Miles has met a lot of people in the year and a half he's been alive, but I always wonder how capable he is of remembering the people he doesn't see as frequently as, say, his daycare teachers or babysitter. Does he remember his grandparents? His aunts and uncles? Well Miles had his 18-month check-up … Continue reading Year 2, Day 182
In the last week, we've seen Miles start climbing to his feet, standing unassisted, bending over and picking up objects, and -- of course -- walking. This has sent Miles at long last from the infant room at daycare to the toddler room, and today saw him reach the final milestone in his journey to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 142 – Operation: Babywalk Concludes!
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
For much of the first half of this week, I was preoccupied with a variety of things (work, movies, podcasting, etc). Yesterday, I ended up bedridden, likely having come down with the same bug that benched our babysitter a couple nights ago. Given all of this, I feel like I've barely seen Miles at all … Continue reading Year 2, Day 61
Guys, when the heck did my kid get so huge? Jaclyn took Miles with her to the grocery store yesterday and was gone for maybe two and a half hours, but by the time she got back I swear Miles had grown like a foot. After she placed him on his changing pad, I suddenly … Continue reading Day 246
Miles has enjoyed gnawing on everything he can get his hands on, from toys to...well...his actual hands, for a few months now. It's safe to say now that this fairly innocent precursor has now given way to legitimate and persistent teething. When I pick Miles up from daycare, I don't expect too much of a … Continue reading Day 194: The Teething Diaries III
What's the normal growth rate for a human child? Because Miles is getting SWOLE. Okay, maybe he's just starting to spread out more, like the baby version of that technique we all used (don't pretend you didn't!) to make it LOOK like we had eaten most of our vegetables when were were actually just making … Continue reading Day 32