Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall photos

Finally getting a chance to post some photos. Here are a few good shots from our outing to the pumpkin patch and the ISU Homecoming parade.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

milestone: four months

Miles had his 4mo checkup today (a few days early) and he did super. He's a happy, healthy baby! Here are the latest stats:

14 lbs 12 oz
26.5 in (VERY long - 95th percentile)
head circ: 16 1/4 in

Ben's also having a big week. He got a job offer from ISU and will be starting a new position on 11/1. We are thrilled! The only drawback, of course, is childcare. We're working on solutions for that. Big changes are coming for our little family.

Lots of pics to share from our visit to the pumpkin patch and ISU Homecoming. Be back with more!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

tummy time

Miles is practicing the art of rolling over...Ben thinks he wants to creep more than roll! We'll see.

We're getting ready for his 4 mo check-up next week. Can't wait to hear how big he is! Also very excited to try cereal so I am hoping we get the green light for that. Then just maybe Miles will start sleeping more at night (seems like I am jinxing it!).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

play time

Miles is much more active these days. His new skills include:
  • grasping - he can bring his hands together now. Usually looks like he's hatching evil plots or playing a musical instrument. He's grabbing his rattle, blankie and used both hands yesterday to grab his ball. He seems to be favoring his left hand too...
  • lots of news sounds - he made a "g" sound last week (his first consonant)
  • reading books - he follows along attentively. "Frog and Toad" are recent favorites. I just know he's going to be an avid reader like mom and dad.
  • almost holding his head up! He's working hard to hold up that big melon. Any day now...
  • we're working on rolling over