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
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 had his nine-month (!) checkup today, and things are still looking great. Contrary to what his mother and I assumed, Miles does not weigh 30 lbs. He has gained almost five pounds since his last check-in, currently clocking in at 18 lbs, 11 oz. Developmentally, he's hitting all the right milestones (although at this … Continue reading Day 285
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
Eight months old!
"I think Miles just discovered he has a wiener." - Jaclyn during bathtime