Tuesday, December 28, 2010

milestone: six months

Miles had a great check-up today! His latest stats:

16 pounds
27 3/4 inches
Head circ: 16.5 inches

He's in the 90th percentile for height - definitely a string bean! Speaking of beans, we tried our second green veg tonight - green beans. So far, Miles is not loving green veggies. He disliked peas so much they gave him the twitches. Green beans went over a little bit better, but he still only took a few bites. Thankfully we had some orange veggies on standby.

Lots of great Christmas photos to share...coming soon!

jump jump

Not since Kris Kross has jumping been so cool.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

6 mo smile

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

half birthday

Miles is six months old! His official 6mo check up is next week so we'll soon find out how much he's grown now that he's enjoying mommy's milk and daddy's homemade veggie purees.

He's sleeping better at night - no more feedings, but he still wakes up a few times and fusses for his binky or attention. A few weeks ago he started refusing to sleep on his back or side...so now he sleeps on his tummy which we came to terms with based on the fact that he can roll to his back if he wants too.

Christmas definitely came upon us quickly! We've been trying to get the tree up for two weeks...we finally got the lights on Sunday, and then I got super sick. Ben had the stomach flu last week, and I thought I bypassed it. No such luck. So we lost about 5 days between illnesses. Miles has stayed healthy so far, thank God!

What I find myself wanting most for Christmas is the gift of time - more family time and free hours to enjoy the simple pleasures of motherhood with a joyous little boy.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Miles meets snow

He didn't quite know what to think of the snow. He opened his mouth and tried to catch a flake. Snow suits are cute and warm, but not very functional!

roly poly

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thanksgiving +

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving (twice). It was great to have a long holiday weekend. Miles kept things interesting with a rash, hives, constipation and his first roll over. Never a dull moment. The rash and hives are related to the cold he had (which we discovered after a frantic trip to the doctor). Thank goodness they only lasted a few days and didn't seem to bother him.

Miles rolled from his tummy to his back last Sunday and has done it a number of times since then. It's soooo cute. He doesn't understand what all the fuss is about when we cheer for him. Hilarious! Ben got a good video today so I'll get that posted along with some recent pics.

We also went back to more new food today after taking a week off because of the rash. Ben made sweet potatoes, and Miles ate every bite. I'm not sure he liked them as much as carrots. We'll see what he thinks tomorrow during day two of taters.

Seems like we just had Halloween and now Thanksgiving is over and the race to Christmas is on. Miles is enjoying Christmas carols (especially Jingle Bells) and his advent calendar from Nan.