In his quest for independence, Miles has discovered an all-consuming desire to grasp his own eating utensils, whether or not he can actually use them productively. He was particularly cranky at bedtime tonight, clearly hungry but unwilling to accept any food that he wasn't scooping from a bowl himself. As I've grown accustomed to doing, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 74
When I picked Miles up from daycare today, he was lying in a crib and almost looked like he was asleep, although on closer inspection it was obvious his eyes were open. Even after I fully entered the room, which would usually elicit a big grin and outstretched arms, Miles remained motionless in the crib, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 22
Miles was on the receiving end of his first birthday party last week, and today he got to help his friend Audrey celebrate her own first year of existence. The birthday girl was understandably in high demand, but Miles still got a few fleeting minutes to hang out and conspire as only barely-verbal toddlers can. … Continue reading Year 2, Day 19
Miles was sleeping as hard as I've ever seen him sleep when we arrived home from daycare tonight. While that meant not really getting to spend much time with him before running to my trivia show, it also meant that the transition from me to babysitter was much smoother. When he finally woke up, Lisa … Continue reading Year 2, Day 15
No tears tonight when leaving Miles with his babysitter! In fact, Miles didn't give us much of ANYTHING...he was as P.T.F.O. as I've ever seen him. I tried to wake him up as we got out of the car, then once we were in the house, and then (and I was sure this would work) … Continue reading Day 338
With Miles feeling sick and the nights getting colder, we've started putting Miles to bed with a blanket -- the very same one, in fact, that kept me warm when I was but a wee bairn, knitted by my grandmother. And as much as Miles likes to fuss when we put him down to bed, … Continue reading Day 327
You know what's more jarring and unnerving than hearing Miles suddenly start wailing in the middle of the night? Hearing him unexpectedly start laughing in the middle of the night. Chilling.