Monday, August 30, 2010

8 wk photos

Mama and Miles before our first party
go blue!
rockin' his Godzilla onesie
more finishing touches in the nursery

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

back to work

Today was my first day back at work. I only worked a half day and Miles hung out with grandpa. He did great! If he'd been crying when I left, well, that would have been another story...It was so odd to be away from him so long -- the longest we've EVER been apart. I am not looking forward to Thursday when I work a full day. Thank goodness I can run home on my lunch hour!!

Overall, I really enjoyed maternity leave. I definitely wasn't sure how I'd feel about it but it was the most wonderful nine weeks. It's the hardest "job" I've ever done for sure. Exhausting, exhilarating and so very gratifying. I feel very fortunate to have had that much time with Miles (though more would have been great!).

Ben's dad and my mom will be on "Miles duty" for the next week and then Ben's going to stay home with Miles for a few weeks. After that, we'll see!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

milestone: eight weeks

Big day yesterday: Miles had his 8 wk pediatrician appt! Here are the latest stats:
  • 23 1/4 in
  • 11 lbs 14 oz
  • head circ: 15 1/4 in (99th percentile - ha! big brain growing in there.)
He got his shots, too. So awful! He yelped and cried a little, but was very brave.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Miles and his new friends

Miles is so much more alert and curious these days! I've started introducing him to toys and stuffed animals. He loved meeting Mr. Turtle...

he smiled and cooed...

then he got quiet and thoughtful...

then he tried to eat the turtle's hat. Signs of an enduring friendship no doubt.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

6 wk photos - part 2

Miles is doing great with bottles from Daddy
first trip to church!! Miles did great (and was the star of the morning)
almost makes me cry seeing how BIG he looks in this photo
new favorite place to nap!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

milestone: six weeks

I know I keep saying it, but I can't believe how fast Miles is growing. He looks different every day. We weighed him last week when I went to the doctor and he's 11 pounds!

Doesn't he look like he's practicing for a dance?

He's much more alert these days...even after bath time

First nap in the bouncy seat (about 10 minutes after the above bath)

Monday, August 2, 2010

breaking news

Miles is currently taking his second nap in his new vibrating/bouncy chair! Yay!

My doctor's appointment went well today. The tail bone is healing and the doc wants to give it two more weeks of rest so I won't be headed back to work just yet. Wahoo!