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
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.
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
Earlier this week, one of the caregivers at Miles's daycare said, "I want to show what Miles did today," a sentence that can always lead in a few different directions. Thankfully, Miles hasn't proven too destructive yet, so I hoped for the best. She sat him down on the floor, right on his butt, and … Continue reading Day 249
Today was the day: Miles finally feasted on flesh for the first time, enjoying a meal of pureed chicken meat (so basically a more wholesome version of pink slime). After my trivia show, Jaclyn merrily informed me that Miles began rejecting the chicken soon after this video was shot, but only after he was also … Continue reading Day 220: MEAT
Baby Miles taking his 200th day of existence and first experience in a high chair very seriously.
Miles's dexterity continues to develop, as he slowly becomes more aware of his fingers and the potential housed within them. Case in point: tonight he started figuring out how to deliberately make a fist, then punch his opposing palm with it. You know, like one'a them tough guys.
It seems like Miles's muscle control and dexterity are improving exponentially with each passing day. He's able to grab objects, move his body to snag items that are beyond his reach, and pass items from hand to hand. Over the last week, Miles has really gotten into smacking things. His leg, his belly, my face...he … Continue reading Day 185
This little boy has been in our lives for six months today! Just 35 more of these increments and he'll be headed off to college!
About a week ago, Jaclyn became aware of a professional development opportunity in Denver, Colorado. "It's in October!" she said. Sounded like a great chance for a family trip to me. Jaclyn soon offered one small correction. "It's actually next week." Ample planning be damned; today we woke up at the crack of dawn and … Continue reading Day 164: Baby’s First Flight!