One year ago today, I watched as Miles emerged into the world. There are a handful of people in my life whose impact on me was so profound, even from the beginning, that I can remember every detail from the moment we met. With Miles it's a little different, in that everything around us is … Continue reading Year 2, Day 1: Baby’s First Birthday!
Miles's response to toys has been pretty hit-and-miss so far, which is understandable given that he's still just trying to figure out what the hell his own hands are for (Note: he still thinks they're edible). This week, Jaclyn got Miles a new toy, and it's the first thing I can confirm that he clearly … Continue reading Day 89
As mentioned previously, Jaclyn's dad got to spend a bit of time with Miles this past weekend. Their time together inspired John to dive headfirst into the movie making business. Here's the result:
Ready for adventure!
I've mentioned in a couple posts lately that Miles has started getting cranky at sporadic times throughout the evening and night. While both Jaclyn and I have started to discern the subtle differences between the "I'm hungry" cry and the "I'm stinky" cry, tonight we were treated to the pure distillation of his evening crankiness … Continue reading Day 61
Lordy, lordy! Look who's...two months old!
"I wish he was old enough to sleep in bed with us. I just want to cuddle with him." - Jaclyn
Here's a fun new game Jaclyn and I have been playing. I'll be looking for an item -- maybe a pacifier, or a burp cloth, or a blanket -- and Jaclyn's response will be, "It's next to his..." and then her voice will just trail off. So I'm left with a vague understanding that the … Continue reading Day 44
One of the hardest things about being a parent is reminding yourself not to fall asleep when the baby is sleeping on your shoulder. Now, obviously it's unsafe to drift off without securing the baby in his crib or bassinet, but the feeling of having the little guy lying on your chest, feeling his tiny … Continue reading Day 43
Miles's presence was requested at brunch this week by Mabel Smith (age 3) and Frannie Smith (age 1). Beyond this, Mabel requested that Miles wear an "itty bitty bow tie," and luckily we could comply. It's not often that a baby makes me feel like I need to step up my clothing game, but there … Continue reading Day 42