Sunday, June 26, 2011

milestone: twelve months

We had the big one year appt on Thursday.

22.8 lbs
18.5 in head circ

He's in the 75th percentile for height and 45th percentile for weight. All good! Shots were not fun, as usual.

The party on Saturday was soooo much fun. Our family came along with a little buddy from daycare and our friend Michael. The boys had fun playing and took a short wagon ride when the rain let up. Miles did not like cake...he smashed some icing and that was about it. Lots of good pictures to post...coming soon!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

1 is one-derful!

oh. my. I can't believe my baby boy is one. We had a mini celebration today with some gifts this morning and a trip to the park this afternoon. Then we'll party it up on Saturday!

As if he doesn't already look like a little boy in this picture, we got photos taken yesterday and this sneak peak is just tooooo much.

Monday, June 20, 2011

almost one

It's fun to think back about what we were doing this time last year...a whole lot of waiting!! I was soooooo anxious waiting for Induction Day. Now my only anxiety is getting ready for a first birthday party --- MUCH more fun.

Miles has had a busy few weeks. Daycare transition is going well. Miles naps a bit better in his new room (thanks to some white noise from a fan I think) and is eating like such a big boy with all his friends around a table. So cute. His favorite foods continue to be cheese, yogurt and graham crackers. Today he tried cheese ravioli - yum! The weaning process is going well...sorta. Miles has lost a lot of interest in his bottle, but won't drink from a sippy cup yet so we're working on that. I am down to nursing once a day and will have the big finale this weekend.

Stranger anxiety, fear of loud noises and crankiness/teething have all skyrocketed in the past few days. He's going through a lot of changes so I'm hoping it's just a phase and that another tooth pops sooooon to give him a bit of relief. It seems like teeth 3+ are taking!

One year pictures tomorrow!! I know I am going to cry when I see how big my baby looks in photos...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Miles in the city

We had our first Chicago outing last weekend, and it was so much fun. Miles slept most of the car ride, which was a big relief, and did well being in a new place, eating out, visiting friends, etc. One of his favorite things to do at the hotel was stand in the window and look at the buildings, people on the street, and "talk" to them. Too cute!

We visited with Natalie and Nikki, toured a fantastic farmers market and spent Saturday afternoon, evening and Sunday morning with the Nohalty family in Oak Park. Miles loved playing with Jenna and Evie (and their fun toys)! Can't wait for more Chicago trips and exploring the city.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

new tricks

Quick post to tell you about the other night when I was feeding Miles strawberries. He wasn't sure about them so I just left a few on his tray so he could try them when he was ready. I ate one to show him how good they were so he promptly picked one up and held it out to me -- since I thought it was so good he thought I should eat another! So now Miles is feeding me and he thinks it is just the funniest thing ever. I must admit it's so darn cute and very entertaining.

After a few weeks of not clapping much at all, Miles has started clapping more and more...during music yesterday at the farmers market, at playtime, when he goes to bed, during diaper changes, and today in the midst of our evening nursing session. I took it as a very enthusiastic breast milk endorsement.