Tuesday, November 23, 2010

milestone: five months

Miles upgraded to veggies this week in honor of his 5mo birthday. Ben made a delicious carrot puree, and Miles gobbled it up. We're planning some tasty sweet potatoes on Thursday in honor of Thanksgiving.

We told our families last Thanksgiving we were expecting, and now here we are one year later with such a blessing in little Miles. Incredible! I kept thinking that all last year...this time next Thanksgiving/Christmas/etc., we'll have a baby. It's still unbelievable.

 I can't believe he just grabbed the spoon and stuck it in his mouth. 
Smart boy!
 I eat my carrots, I eat them up!


Thursday, November 18, 2010


We've been working on cereal for a few weeks. Some nights are better than others...this was a good night.

new friends

Miles made new friends this weekend when Nikki and Nat came for a visit. He loves his aunties!

His cold is somewhat better. The really good news is that it isn't worse (nothing in his lungs or ears). We took him to the doctor just in case, and she suggested an antibiotic since he's been ill for 10 days. So we started the drugs last night, and he does seem to be feeling a little better already. We hopped on the scale while at the office and he's 15 pounds 8 ounces! Hard to believe he'll be five months old in a few days...I'm reminded how big he is every time I pick him up. Oof!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

four and a half month photos

tummy time is hard work!
bumbo practice

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

first cold

We had a mostly successful first week at daycare. The two full days went well, but Miles napped terribly which means our evenings were full of fussing and soothing, fussing and soothing. Friday night Miles came with a bad cold. Ugh. Very stuffy nose...minor cough...fever over the weekend. It was terrible. Though this is his first cold, I know it most definitely won't be his last so we're trying to take it in stride.

All too soon on Monday we were back at the grind. It hardly seemed fair after such a crappy weekend! Miles did better on Monday - he ate some cereal - and I visited him at lunch and helped him take a 1 hour nap. Today he took a 1 hour nap on his own - so proud! We're making progress and I hope he'll be taking two 1-2 hour naps before long.

Ben's doing great at his new job and he certainly misses his daddy time with Miles. I keep wondering if work will get easier for me. It still seems like the day drags by and I am counting the minutes until I can rush outta there. Being away from Miles is much more unbelievably hard than I ever thought it would be...I'm still learning how to deal with the guilt and focus on quality over quantity...it's a work in progress.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


It's been a whirlwind two weeks as we prepared for Ben to start his new job and for Miles to start daycare. We chose a place called Katie's Kids (recommended by our pediatrician and some friends). I am very happy with our decision and feel like he'll get good attention there. He'll be at daycare M, W, F and home with nan or gramps on T and R.

So we started with a half day on Monday, and Miles did great. It took him a short while to get settled, but he was laughing and playing when I left. I cried all the way to work. It was a tough day. Miles was happy to see me when I picked him up and was so tired he fell asleep in the car on the way home. Tomorrow is our first full day. Yikes. It's going to be very hard to leave him. I just pray he does well and that Friday is easier.

Overall I feel so so thankful we've been able to be home with him until now. I wish it could be longer, but know that we'll all be just fine with a new routine once we get settled. I'm sure I'll be back with more daycare stories...

four month photos

Miles wasn't sure about rice cereal the first night, but got the hang of it quickly. Now he goes nuts as soon as we start to put on his bib. Good little eater.
He's working on sitting up
Such a cutie in his hoodie
Giraffe! Love the Gap bodysuit and hat. It fit him much better than the first costume I picked up at Old Navy.