Trying to help Miles learn to carry on a Martin family tradition (at least, a tradition long held my myself and Uncle Curtis).
There are some mornings where Jaclyn and I wake up to the sound of Miles crying through the baby monitor. While he tends to stop fussing as soon as one of us enters his room, it's still a less than ideal way to end a peaceful slumber. There are other mornings, however, that he wakes … Continue reading Year 2, Day 92
Tonight, Miles showcased his current knowledge of animal sounds for me, and I was blown away. The animals he can now mimic on cue include: Dogs (of course) Cows Ducks Lions Bears (sort of the same as lions, TBH)
Miles is still operating on a fairly limited vocabulary (the word "buh," for instance, stands for everything from "ball" to "bird," while "duh" stands in for "dog," "that," there," and pretty much everything else). It's less about the words he uses than the way he uses them. Inflection and context are key parts of understanding … Continue reading Year 2, Day 37
Like most babies and household pets, Miles developed a quick aversion to the sound of both hairdryers and vacuums. Some mornings, Miles might find himself crawling across the floor towards the hallway bathroom where Jaclyn was getting ready for the day. The push of a button on her hairdryer, and Miles would do a fast … Continue reading Day 356
Here's a new (maybe racially insensitive? Who knows anymore?) game Miles and I have started playing.
Most afternoons, Miles and I will get to a point about halfway through our drive home where we'll start playing this "call and response" game with each other. Typically, Miles will make a noise, then I'll make the noise back, then he'll make a different noise, and I'll echo that...you get the idea. Anyway, I … Continue reading Day 337
Some days I pick Miles up from daycare and he promptly falls asleep in the backseat. Other days, he starts fussing and whining as soon as he's buckled in. Most days, though, he just sits there and babbles.
The initial reason we came to Rochester this week was for a wedding, but fate can lead us in unexpected directions. Jaclyn's grandmother passed away on Thanksgiving, which suddenly meant that this trip was going to involve another, more somber family event. Miles is a relatively happy kid and he obviously had zero context for … Continue reading Day 278: Baby’s First Funeral
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!