Monday, January 26, 2015

Five Fabulous Months with Miller

As I sit here and reflect on the last five months of my life, I can't help but smile. Through all of the sleepless nights, worrisome moments, and overwhelming days, I can say I am a better person. Miller has not only brought so much joy to our lives, but he has also taught me some valuable lessons. One in particular is quality over quantity. I may not have all of the time in the world to be the best mom, teacher, wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister, and friend. However, the time I do get with the people I love and care about is not taken for granted. I cherish and relish in the small moments. Those days when a simple smile from Miller or a "I love you Mommy," from Miles make the days when I feel like I'm going to pull my hair out not as bad.

With that said, our little guy is now 5 months old. He is growing by the minute, it seems. Every time I see him, I notice something different.


Miller now weighs 20 lbs and is 25 inches tall. I was looking back at Miles' pictures and Miles weighed 18.5 lbs when he was 5 months old. We definitely have a ham on our hands!

This month's milestones:
  • I am now eating rice cereal and baby food. So far, I
    like peas and sweet potatoes best. 
  • I am still taking 6-8 ounces of formula several times a day.
  • I have rolled over from back to tummy a few times, but I do it when Mommy and Daddy don't have their cameras out :) !
  • I am still not sleeping through the night.
  • I am wearing 9 month clothes.
  • I am talkative, especially in the morning.
  • I love watching my big brother Miles.
  • I hate when my diaper is dirty.
  • I love sitting in my activity seat and swinging in my swing.
  • I like to sleep when I ride in cars for a long time.
  • I smile when I see someone I know.
  • I giggle when people tickle my belly and neck.
  • I am very chilled out, and go with the flow of life.
  • I still have eczema, but it is slowly getting better.
  • I am obsessed with my feet.
  • I am grabbing for toys and holding on to them.
  • I have 1 tooth and close to having my second one.
  • I have to be buckled into seats because I try to get out of them.
  • I am constantly moving.


Miller's new thing is sticking his tongue out. I think it's because he is getting two teeth and it feels weird to him.

The many sleeping poses of Miller.

Miller's face when he sees Mickey Mouse on the tv.

I almost got him on camera as he tried to roll over.

Miller enjoys swinging in his swing, even though he is almost too big for it. He is so heavy now that the swing barely moves.

Big and little brother time

Miller vs. Miles at 5 months. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy Four Months to Miller

Miller is four months old, as of December 23. Now, he is almost five months old...oops, Mommy fail!

He went for his 4 month checkup right before Christmas. Dr. Blake said he is growing and looking healthy. He weighed 17.13 pounds and was around 26" long. He is now in the 75% for weight and height. I think he didn't measure very big b/c he got a bad cold around his 4 month birthday and didn't eat much. Dr. Blake didn't seem concerned about his eczema and told us to keep putting on lotions and giving minimal baths.


The scab above his eye is his first battle wound. Matt and Miles were having a snowball fight with socks. Miller was near Matt and when Matt reared back to throw a sock at Miles, he accidentally scratched Miller with his fingernail. Miller didn't even cry. He did bleed a little, though. 

Some of this month's milestones:

  • I am teething. I think I'll get a tooth pretty soon. I've been working hard!
  • I am eating 8 oz of formula at night before I go to sleep.
  • I am sleeping in the pack and play now. 
  • I am no longer sleeping through the night, like last month. I've been sick with a cold and I am cutting teeth.
  • I am holding on to things, especially blankets and Mommy's scarves.
  • I can sit in my activity seat.
  • I am holding up my head really well.
  • I am laughing out loud, especially when someone tickles my ribs.
  • I love to watch my brother, Miles.
  • I like it when people talk to me and I respond to them in my own language.
  • I still love watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. That little mouse makes me smile!
  • I am taking baths in the big tub with my brother. I sit in my bumbo seat.
  • I am recognizing familiar faces and voices.
  • I love to smile.
  • I chew on anything I can get my hands on.
  • I still have eczema.
  • I got my first cold this past month.
  • I love to look around at things.
  • I hate whenever I'm riding in the car, and Mommy or Daddy stop.
  • I like to lean forward, so I can see my toes and feet.
  • I still HATE tummy time.

This is an after picture....I wish I had taken a before picture. Prior to this position, he was facing the opposite direction with his feet at the piano part of the activity mat. This is proof that he is going to be an active fellow.