Thursday, July 28, 2011

tooth #3

A top front tooth is finally in!! Poor baby -- it's taken soooo long for it to break through. Miles has lost a lot of interest in table food lately because, I think, his gums hurt. Hopefully this break through will help a little. His smile is going to change so much as more teeth come in. I'll miss the gummy grin.

So it's time for a mommy and Miles weekend! Ben's off to see his MI friends so we're on our own. I'm a little nervous! I hope I can maintain patience and not get too worn out :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

milestone: thirteen months

Miles has been babbling so much more lately. I think he associates mama, dada and nana with the right people. But those are still babble words so I haven't been counting them as a first word. He is, however, saying "up" we think. He crawls over to us, pulls up on our legs and says "up" as in "pick me up". We'll see if this develops into something ... and if another word comes soon.

He's still doing about the same with walking. Lots of walking with his push car and holding on to mommy and daddy, but rarely does he do any walking with just one hand.

Teething is going sssssslllloooooow. Still only the two bottom teeth and maybe a tiny spec of his top left tooth has finally broken through.

Lots of great pics to share soon!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


That is the number of days I breastfed Miles! Woo! I've been reflecting on the whole process for a few weeks now...

I definitely miss my special time with Miles. He's done well, only a bit clingier at times and separation anxiety has gotten worse. I'm trying to give him lots of replacement cuddles.

I don't miss pumping and the constant worrying about having enough milk, trying to eat well, stay hydrated, avoid caffeine and alcohol (not to mention the "gassy" foods like radishes!). It's nice to just eat and drink what I want for the first time in 22 months!!

I'm really proud of what we accomplished together. Let's face it, I couldn't have done it that long unless Miles was a willing participant! He was such a champ - never a bite or a strike!

Monday, July 11, 2011

one year pics

The first birthday has come and gone so fast, and when I look at these photos it's even more clear what a little boy Miles has become. Oh, Miles, when did you grow up?

Take a look and see for yourself!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

and more bday pics

more bday pics

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

birthday pics

Setting the scene...
Super cute banner from Make It Mine parties. I could have made it had I not taken on the next project...
Here are the Twelve Months of MILEStones! They turned out great, and now I'm going to put them in the baby book.