"Miles! It's dinnertime!" "Nono, go night-night!" I wish I could say this level of dinner avoidance was abnormal, but Miles will go to great lengths to convince us he doesn't need to sit down and eat.
During another battle to coax Miles into napping today, we put him in his room and closed the door for "quiet time." We could hear him playing around for a while, but eventually things fell silent. I wanted to duck my head into his room to make sure he was sleeping and, well, couldn't quite … Continue reading Year 3, Day 72
Stay-at-home, Day 28: Miles has taken it upon himself to fashion a makeshift bed in the kitchen.
With all the social distancing going on lately and Charlotte's impending implementation of a shelter-in-place policy for the next three weeks, I'm thanking the heavens that last Friday saw the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch, a game that's all about getting outside and being social.Of course, if you were to ask … Continue reading Year 3, Day 28
Miles spent the last two days at home with a cold, coughing profusely and generally growing increasingly grumpy as the days stretched into the afternoons. While he's gotten pretty resistant to the idea of taking naps at the house, he is still very prone to falling asleep in the car, as he did yesterday when … Continue reading Year 3, Day 15
When Miles graduated from his Pack 'n' Play to a larger bed, he was overjoyed. Although it was only a twin mattress on the floor, he had far more space to spread out, a pillow of his own, and a feeling that he was reaching an important milestone. Still, despite only being about six inches … Continue reading Year 2, Day 345
Two days in, and I think we're ready to maybe hold off on the night-time potty training for now. We've been diligent (me in the early hours and Jaclyn in the middle of the night) about checking in on Miles periodically, entering his room, lifting him out of bed and setting him, under the groggiest … Continue reading Year 2, Day 312
We made a big, big change to Miles's room this weekend as we move ever closer to our three-day, no-holds-barred, do-or-die potty training session. Miles has been released from the nightly confines of his Pack 'n' Play and is now sleeping in his own bed (er, well...mattress on the floor). Once he realized what was … Continue reading Year 2, Day 294: Baby’s First Real Bed!
I'm not sure why or how this happened, but the last two nights of sleep have been better than any I can remember in the last year. I've written previously about how fortunate we've been with Miles's propensity for slumber since his birth, but at best this still means a degree of restlessness at some … Continue reading Year 2, Day 261
When daddy finally gets home after a long day and discovers that it's very possible he'll be sleeping on the couch tonight.