This morning as we attempted to coax Miles out the door, I told him I had a big surprise for him (this always works). Not just lip service, Miles actually did reach a new milestone in his life today, one that he realized when I opened the door to the backseat of the car. "A … Continue reading Year 3, Day 118
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
It's hard to believe, considering there was a time not so long ago when all of his hair was falling out, but Miles has finally gotten to a point where he's a little shaggy and perpetually disheveled. Understanding her own limitations as a hairdresser and valuing a quality haircut over most everything else, Jaclyn declared … Continue reading Day 314: Baby’s First Haircut!
He may not be remotely close to walking yet, but Miles's fine motor skills are continuing to develop at a rate that is pretty amazing to witness. Within the past few days, he has started using his hands to pick up food and put it in his mouth. Not only has he gotten pretty good … Continue reading Day 305
Miles hit another big Miles-stone™ this week. Almost as though a switch inside of him flipped , he woke up one morning and was suddenly pointing at EVERYTHING. Pictures, light bulbs (always a favorite), cars, me...he's just a pointing machine. He's even turned it into a game (beyond the "I'll just point at a thing … Continue reading Day 284
A couple days ago, I got video proof of Miles's adoration of his father. Looks like he doesn't want to play favorites after all!
I noted last week that Miles has gotten a lot bigger recently, and now I know I'm not crazy, because we've had to retire his bath pad in favor of a larger tub capable of accommodating his beefy baby legs. Given his newly-developed penchant for sitting upright on his own, this transition couldn't have come … Continue reading Day 252
"Brian, come out here! See what he's doing!" It's never easy for me to get out of bed, but Jaclyn's enthusiasm this morning all but forced me to rise from my slumber and stagger to the living room to see what, exactly, Miles had managed to accomplish this time. He's been trying to figure out … Continue reading Day 251: Learning to Crawl