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I am a 29 year old teacher of fourth grade. My husband and I began TTC in March of 2008. We conceived our first month, but unfortunately it only ended in an early miscarriage. 8 months later we finally conceived again, and she was our take-home baby! Norah Jane was born on July 16, 2009. 7lbs 0oz 19" long and amazing. We recently had our sweet baby boy, Miles! He was born on June 12, 2013 at 3:37pm, weighing in at 8lbs 4oz, 20 inches long, and PERFECT! We are loving every minute of parenthood (even the frustrating minutes!). This blog is an attempt to chronicle the baby steps, foot steps, leaps, bounds, and milestones of this journey.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Miles at 7 1/2 Months! And, Norah can read!

Since I'm no good at doing the monthly updates on my babies, I figure I'll just do them here and there and be proud that I can even remember to do that! So, here's a bit about Miles at 7 1/2 months.


  • Miles just said "dada" for the first time yesterday. Now, obviously this is not meant in context, but of course Daniel thinks it is! NOT his first word!! He's been saying "babababababa" for a while now, but this was the first time he said something different. 
  • He's beginning to get on all fours and rock. That means crawling is in our near future. Sigh... that's not my favorite phase, but I do still enjoy seeing them be able to get to where they want to go finally. Miles is SO active-- he always wants to move and go, but he can't quite figure it out yet. I have a feeling that once he gets going, he's going to be gone! 
  • Miles is just starting to pull up on things. I can't believe how quickly all of this is going. Norah didn't pull up until 9 months, and now Miles is about to conquer it. We've got to drop his mattress!
  • He LOVES his sister still, and Norah absolutely adores him. They giggle together, play together, and Norah could not possibly be a bigger help to me than she is. She amazes me every day-- I love her so much.
  • He's doing well with the formula transition. I can't believe it's been a month since I quit. It was a VERY difficult two-three weeks physically and emotionally, but in the end, I'm glad I did it. I'm a much happier person now that I'm not in constant pain. The cost isn't terrible either. It costs us about $25 every week and a half for formula (thanks Target brand!). We still get the sensitive kind, and Miles seems to be tolerating it just fine! 
  • He loves making noise. Anything he can hit against something is perfect for him! 
  • He still loves his jumperoo-- he will only tolerate it for about 7 minutes, tops, but still, he loves it. 
  • Sleep-wise still sucks. Up until two days ago, he was still waking up 7-10 times a night. Never to eat, just to see us and get his bink. A few times he would be up for an hour straight in the middle of the night. It was miserable, but we've been through that several times since he's been born. Right now he wakes 1-2 times a night. As I said in my last post, I know I need to sleep train, but I really just can't yet. I will soon, though. He does take one bigger nap (1.5 hours usually) and one smaller nap (~45 min) during the day. 
  • He's heavy! He's 21lbs at least. I have myself a BIG boy!
  • He eats 6oz of formula every 3 hours or so during the daytime. We've got it right at about 28-30oz a day. 
  • He's amazing. His laughs and smiles melt my heart. He's still a cuddle bug, but also wants to get away now that he knows it's possible to stand up on things. 
  • He LOVES being "tossed" up in the air by Daniel. I'm talking an inch to 2 inches at most. He squeals with delight when Daniel does it. 

So that's about all I can think about to write right now about him. I did want to mention something about Norah though. First off, she's still as beautiful and wonderful as can be, but also, SHE CAN READ!! She is JUST 4 1/2 years old, and of course, not in Kindergarten yet. She's been really, truly reading for about 3-4 weeks now, and each time it gets better and better. I'm not talking about just reading words that she memorized, I mean real reading! Of course she still struggles with words, but she's getting better every day. She read me an entire book last night, just missing the word, "Bethlehem". I'm so proud of her! Today she read "Play here. Play the lottery here today!" at Publix. Lol. She's wonderful. I love her so much. 

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