Wednesday, December 28, 2011

milestone: eighteen months

32 in
27 pounds

Average percentile for weight and 70th for height. Yay, Miles!

It's always hard to believe another big milestone has come and gone when I write these posts. Miles is doing so many great things! He's saying 30-40 words (including lots of "Miles-isms" like uppie for open which we've been hearing a lot of since opening presents).

Still working on a mouthful of teeth. Since the molar (which is halfway in now), I think we have two new front teeth though it's hard to get a look unless we tickle Miles and/or turn him upside down.

Miles is playing a lot of new games - stacking 12+ blocks and laying them out on the stairs in an order that definitely makes sense to him. Marching and banging pots/pans with spoons continues to be a big hit. He loves pushing around his new shopping cart with Elmo in the seat. Christmas was so much fun - pictures coming soon!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

going to nana's

Two weeks ago we had our first JOINT overnight away from Miles. We had plans to do a Chicago getaway, and Miles would stay with nana.

We almost had a setback on Friday when Miles got sent home from school with a 102 fever. We did a quick trip to the doctor to see if he had an ear infection. Nope. No symptoms besides the high fever so we did Tylenol and he was feeling better by evening so we stuck with our plan.

Miles did great - practically hopped in the car with nana and off he went. I was teary, of course, but it was short-lived and we were on our way too. Miles had a great time - played a lot and was too busy to talk to us when we called :) His fever was up and down all weekend, but he was back to normal by Sunday afternoon when we picked him up.

In the city, Ben and I enjoyed drinks and a long lunch, did some holiday shopping and went to a holiday party Sat. night. We even managed to stay out late! Sunday morning we had a long breakfast while reading the paper (that NEVER happens any more!) and made a few stops before heading home. I was very anxious to get home by midday Sunday! I needed some snuggles!

Miles was clingier than usual for a few days, but overall he did super and we did too. I'm glad the first overnight is out of the way and hoping the next one is easier!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

'tis the season

It's been a few weeks since my last post, and we've been majorly busy! Some highlights:

  • Celebrated a low-key Thanksgiving with my family and Ben's parents. Miles ate some sweet potatoes, stuffing and turkey. I think the roll was his favorite, continuing on the bread streak
  • Had a play date with Lynn and Andrew! Miles was able to keep up with Andrew better this visit since he's walking now, but Andrew is still faster...we'll see how they compare next time
  • Attended the ISU holiday party. Miles liked the circus performances and we made some crafts - a gingerbread magnet and clothespin reindeer. Unfortunately we were number 209 for Santa so we didn't make it...
We also had a BIG milestone this weekend: our first joint night away from Miles! Miles spent the night at nana's house and we went to Chicago...more to come on that.