Wednesday, September 28, 2011

fall...and a cold

We've been enjoying some wonderful fall weather. Cooler days and nights and some rain, but also lots of beautiful sunshine. The change in weather has brought a cold and mild ear infection to poor Miles. Seriously when does his built-up immunity from daycare kick-in? So frustrating to have a sick kid once a month through the winter. Blah! In light of the cooler temps, I'm also trying to stock up on long-sleeved shirts, pants and outerwear. It's hard to keep up with our growing boy!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

milestone: 15 months

Miles saw his pediatrician today, and here are his stats:

31 1/4 in
24 lbs 15 oz
19 1/4 head circ

He's in the 55th percentile for height and weight so just about average. I swear he is the biggest kid in his class so he must be surrounded by lil ones! :)

Miles is making great progress on words. New ones include bubble, apple and daddy (no mommy yet!). He's working on meow - he has the "ow" part down!

Still only the four teeth though we can see a lot coming in.

We are weaning from the bottle, and it's been pretty crappy for all of us. We dropped the morning bottle first, and he's cried and fussed every day this week. Next week we'll drop the evening bottle and just do milk at dinner; I think that one will actually be easier. The morning milky has been rough -- I think that is more of his snuggle time and a nice way to start the day. Sigh...more growing up. His two sippy cups during the day are going pretty well. He still drinks more at school but hopefully that will all even out soon. Our pediatrician encouraged us to keep it up and he'll drink milk when he wants it...we'll get through it!

Getting excited thinking about Halloween. Miles might be a doggie! :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I can't remember the last time I updated my I did that and a little remodeling. Hope you like it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

growing boy

Miles is making steady progress on walking. He's going all over the house, porch and yard. It takes him longer to get comfortable in unfamiliar places like the park, farmers market, etc. but he's doing great overall. Not running yet!

His vocab continues to grow! New words include woof (for dogs, cats and horses), ball, duck and quack. Miles loves story time. He'll select a few books, grab his lamb and crawl into my lap on the rocking chair. It is melt-my-heart goodness.

Our 15 mo check-up is in two weeks, and I can't wait to see how big he is! He can only wear a few summer shirts and shorts; grew out of those just in time. Now I'm stocking up on fall clothes at consignment stores, buying from friends and making a few purchases.

  gassing up the bubble car with his bubbles :)
new kitchen! my coworker's two boys grew out of it and we gladly took it off her hands. Miles loves it.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Miles is still a mostly happy, smiley baby. I mean toddler! Shy and/or clingy every once in a while but pretty outgoing and friendly overall.

He's developed a very strong will lately and started to throw the occasional tantrum. Example: yesterday we took a wagon ride and he got mad when we were crossing the street. Odd. We walked up the rest of the block, turned around and he got mad again when we crossed the street. Then he started pointing the other way and crying...then we figured out he was mad because he wanted to go to the park. Oh boy. We knew he sorta knew how to get there because he's pointed that way before but he definitely knows and now gets super mad when you even leave the house in the wagon and don't go in the direction of the park! Uh oh.
If doesn't get a toy he wants, to walk when he wants, etc. he's acts out - throwing things, laying down on the ground and crying or pouting. I'm sure it'll come and go in phases and get a lot worse and maybe a little better over time. Fourteen months old and we're getting a taste of the terrible twos!