(Or, more aptly, 10 1/2 months. At least I took the pictures on time!)
Oh, my sweet Miles.
That little outfit makes him look SO BIG.
I am in denial that he will be one in just six short weeks.
Miles weighs about 22 pounds,
and I'm sure he's grown some since last month
though I'm not sure how long exactly.
He still wears 12 month clothes and size 4 diapers.
He nurses 4 times during the day.
He sleeps from bedtime about 7:30-8:00pm until 6:30am,
with 1-2 wakings. We had hoped to be making more progress with that,
but we have to get him pretty quickly when he makes noise at night
so it doesn't wake Max. If Mama is the one to get him...
well, he is NOT going back to sleep without some milk.
So we've been trying a bottle at night to see if that helps get rid of the pesky 3am feed.
Clay and I just keep telling ourselves we'll get sleep in the teen years...right?
Miles takes good naps, usually 1.5-2 hours in the morning
and 2 hours in the afternoon. Sometimes if we're out in the late afternoon,
he'll catch a little catnap in the car. :)
Miles eats like it is his job. (Well, I guess it kind of is.)
He has 7 teeth now to help that process along!
He is mostly on finger foods, though he has gotten pretty good
at holding those little puree pouches.
His favorite things to eat are Cheerios, peas, mango, and raspberries.
I am surprised at how many new foods he is willing to try -
this month he enjoyed his first tastes of quesadilla and a peach popsicle. ;)
Strangely, though, he is not so fond of bananas.
He is cruising around so well now, and easily transferring from one
piece of furniture or toy to the next. Miles much prefers to be standing,
and especially likes walking behind his push walker or while holding Mommy's hands.
His new favorite thing is to do squats - to let go of whatever he was holding onto,
then squat down to the ground to pick up a toy and stand back up.
He is getting closer to walking but I am in no rush for him to get there!
This kid loves to climb too.
I often find him perched in Max's little Pottery Barn chair
or using the potty stool in the bathroom to help him reach the toilet paper
or scaling the slide in the backyard!
He's also pretty good at climbing in and out of the sandbox.
I really have to watch him because he will attempt to climb just about anything!
Miles likes to crawl around while pushing a toy car and making a "brrrrn" sound.
It is so cute! Especially when Miles and Max are doing it at the same time. :)
Some fun things Miles has started doing this month:
Making a cheese face when someone grins at him
Gets a BIG smile on his face when Daddy walks in the room
Giggles uncontrollably when he knocks over a tower of blocks
Can wave, clap, sign "more" and "eat"
Reaches out to be picked up
Likes to "play" his toy piano and shake the maracas,
which also double as chew toys :)
Loves to chew on spoons
Bounces to music
Likes to pat books and turn the pages
Loves to help wake Max up by crawling all over him in bed
Randomly laughs "hee hee hee" in this silly voice
Miles is still really snuggly, which I don't mind -
and neither do the nursery workers who fight to hold him on Sundays!
We love this little bundle of joy more and more each day.
Miles is the perfect addition to our family!