Sunday, March 29, 2015

eight months old!

today, milo is eight months old!  he has slept in his crib for the whole night for the past two nights (we took a long pause on sleep training due to teething).  he balanced on his feet without holding into anything for a few seconds.  he is in constant motion, climbing up and over anything in his path.  last night, he discovered that he enjoys noodles (you can drape them over his tooth and he can bite through them) and today he ate tiny bits of rotisserie chicken and broccoli.
because the weather is still in the 30s (it is the end of MARCH!!!), we still haven't been able to take him to a playground and let him explore, but i remain confident that he is going to have the best time.
also he learned to fly.  whatevs.

this is a total action shot.  the boy will not stay still.

Friday, March 27, 2015

what baby is this?

milo is now a totally different baby.  he has one tooth poked through and another on the way, he is back to eating (he wasn't for a while), and he can now bend down to pick up something from the floor while holding on to something with one hand, and he can get back down from standing.  also, he looks like this:



alex says he looks like me in the top photo (lacking freckles and hair) but i am not so sure.  if i'm that cute, though, i'll take it!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

weekend report

this weekend, alex took penny on a daddy date to a preview of "cinderella".  i managed to fix up a dress for her, and she was super excited to see both it and "frozen fever" before anyone else!

milo and i stayed home and worked on adjusting to daylight savings, being outside in the above freezing weather, and cruising!

he's constantly pulling himself up on stuff, and can walk around the table, get from the table to the couch and back, and can walk if he's holding onto something.  it is both remarkable and terrifying.  he's been teething, and this means he's been spending most of the night with us.  i feel so terrible for him - he's such a good natured baby, but this is clearly causing him a ton of pain.  yesterday, though, i felt it!  it broke through!  only...19 more to go, right?  he's got such an adorable gummy smile - i wonder how he's going to look with teeth!
so long as we still get to do this, whatever he looks like is fine with me:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

february catch up

this winter has been never ending.  the snow came down, started to melt, froze into rock hard ice mountains, then more snow came down.  repeat ad nauseum.  it's not as bad in ny as it is in new england, and i truly hate complaining about the weather, but we are all going a little crazy.
milo can now pull himself up to stand, and he can well and truly cruise, and i wish i could take him to a playground to let him try all this stuff outside!  penny is growing at a super rapid clip and hops like a bunny wherever she's going - she needs a solid couple of hours of climbing, swinging, and running.  milo has started teething!  he loves punching me in the face at 4am!
nevertheless, we had a wonderful valentine's day

a terrific time at the circus:
and milo got a bouncer:
milo is now eating food all day long, and he cannot get enough.
because february is such a short month,  milo is now: