Today is the last day of work for me for another 2 months. I go back around the last day of July, kids start back August 6th. I am excited for a break-- I need a break. I am excited about spending two months with Miles and Norah as well, especially the summer before Norah starts Kindergarten.
Speaking of Norah:
-Norah can read anything and everything.
-She sings her heart out when we're not looking, especially to songs from Frozen. She stomps her foot and raises her hands in the air like she's building the ice palace. It's hilarious and adorable. Oh, and do NOT call it an ice CASTLE... It's an ice PALACE according to her.
-She loves to eat. On a regular basis we have to tell her that we are not having another snack, or "we just ate!" She loves snacking... just like me. :)
-She still loves her brother. I'm sure the novelty will wear off when he starts being able to talk, walk, and run, but she still treats him like he hung the moon. She loves him. She tries to make him laugh everyday, she brings him toys, plays with him all of the time, sings him songs, etc. She's such an incredible big sister. I love her so, so, so much.
-Since she is starting Kindergarten in the fall, we are going to go on a special Mama-Norah day on Thursday of this week. I am so excited about it, and so is she. She's been planning it for days, and I've written her notes reminding her of it and hiding it in her blankets that she takes to school. I love that I can write her a note and that she can read it all. :)
Miles is now 11 1/2 months old! He will be 1 in 9 days... I can't believe how fast the time has gone. It's crazy to think of how BIG I was at this time last year.
-He took ONE step yesterday (twice!). He is standing on his own at times, but he certainly isn't walking. He will right after his first birthday, I think. I'm still in no rush for it. He'll do it, and until then, I'll just watch his cute little chubby self crawl across the floor.
-Speaking of chubby self, I would estimate that he is just over 23lbs. I will know for sure on the 13th, but he is a hefty little sack of potatoes!
-He loves to eat! When we first started feeding him solids, he had the WORST gag reflex. He threw up if anything was more textured than yogurt. It was awful. Now, though, he eats everything he can get his hands on. His favorites are pasta, mandarin oranges, yogurt, beans, corn, and sweets. He really will eat just about everything.
-He is very close to talking. He doesn't say any real words yet (besides mama and daddy), which is so opposite from Norah, but he thinks he's saying "dog" and "ball" on the regular.
-He waves only when he wants to. You can't make this child do anything.
-He LOVES to clap! Clapping is his favorite, and he'll do it all day long.
-Some of his favorite toys are:
-Balls! He LOVES balls. He picks them up, raises them over his head, and throws them as far as he can. Then he chases after them and does it all over again.
-anything that makes noise. Daniel and I seem to think that he will be musical. He can do a beat with a tambourine or a drum with no problem. He loves to play with Daniel's guitar. He is mesmerized by people playing musical instruments. It's wonderful.
That's all for now. I'm super busy planning Miles' 1st birthday party, which is in 11 short days!
- 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.