Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It only gets better...

How did I get blessed with such a great baby? I was so worried that after posting about our glorious 7 hour stint of sleeping that we would surely go back to 3-4 hour shifts, but alas he not only has kept up that little routine, but has improved upon it. Our little dude now sleeps a stint of 8 to 8 1/2 hours in the night. We put him down around 8:30 and he doesn't wake up until 4:30 or 5am. What does one have to do to deserve this?

Monday, March 23, 2009

More Alert and More Cuteness!

"For those about to rock, we salute you!" -AC/DC
Miles loves his daddy and his sling.
Starting to fit into my 0-3 month old clothing. Mommy only has to roll the waist band once now instead of twice.

Love this little grin. Miles is starting to make the cutest coo-ing noises and likes to carry on conversations with his mommy and daddy.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'...Rawhide

First off, it's probably not an official roll over because it was purely unintentional, but since we're new parents the first of everything gets a rise out of us. This video was shot on our new Flip camera that my padre' got us for Christmas. It was taken about a week ago when Miles was 5 weeks old.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Do I dare say...

A. Miles slept 7 hours straight last night
B. We've established a routine
C. We now understand how some mommies are rigid about their routines
D. All of the above

At 6 weeks I thought I would never say that my child slept a whopping 7 hours in a row. I was hesitant to even post this because I don't want to jinx it, but I'm sure we'll go through 5 bajillion more routine/sleeping mishaps. First off, I've read multiple books out there on sleeping and routines and didn't agree with any of them completely. I took bits and peices from each book and now I'm pleased to say that we have a routine that works for us. Let me give you some insight into what works for us. We wake up around 7:30am, feed, stay awake until 8:15am, and then sleep until 9:30am, feed, play, do some tummy time, and then down for nap we go around 11:30am. We then sleep until 1:30-ish (these times are all ishes), feed, play some more and down for another nap around 3:30pm until 5:30pm. Then around 8 pm we start the bedtime routine. Some days it's a bath, and other days it's just the book and singing. Nevertheless, while some books advise putting your child down while awake I've never been able to do so. I've always either rocked him, nursed him, or worn him down to sleep and it seems to work for us. So down to bed he goes around 9pm. AND HERES THE KICKER...he doesn't wake up until 4am-- SEVEN HOURS LATER! Then I change his diaper (in the dark and I don't stimulate him with any "hellos") and nurse him back to sleep. Usually at his 4am feeding he nurses for about 15 minutes and then back to bed he goes until around 7:30am (and Tim feeds him at this time of the hour allowing me to get some shut eye). The only thing that stinks is that when breastfeeding no matter how many times he wakes up in the night I still have to get up every 3-4 hours and pump.  I bet now that I've posted this we'll have a terrible night of sleep.  I'm sure I've jinxed it.  Wish me luck.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Proof is in the puddin'

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I'm a church going man!

Miles went to church for the first time this past Sunday and he thoroughly enjoyed sleeping through the talks and singing with his dad.  Here he is after the service in his Sunday best.
I wish I could say he's fascinated with me, but it's the light behind me that has his unwavering attention.
My two handsome dudes
Miles and Gus love to chill on the plush doggy mat together.

Again hanging out on the dog mat.  His 0-3 month old pants still swallow him alive!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Overhauled!

Due to extreme cuteness and lots of out-of-town family members just dying to see pictures, this blog has officially been overhauled by Miles!  Here's to another post about my first month and the mischief I've been stirring up...

I joined a gang (an all male, 3 generational one).  Above are the only members--Grandpa Vigil, me, and Great-Grandpa Vigil.
I cuddled with my buddy, Mr. Ribbit
I took lots of cat-naps on the couch with my biggest fan.

I put on a fashion show for my Grandma (because she went a little crazy shopping again). Don't you just love that tiny newborn collard shirt?  He looks so handsome in it.
I went on my first date with the neighborhood female newborn (Samantha).  I couldn't stop staring at her, but she wanted nothing to do with me.  

I hung out in my borrowed swing.  Sometimes I mistake my blanket for my binky.
I visited my buddy Jack Jack (whom was scared of me and immediately jumped off the couch)

And lastly, I went out to dinner at my first fancy schmancy restaurant (of which I slept the entire time).  Side note-- Tim's friend opened a new restaurant downtown (J. Wongs Asian Cuisine).  It's on 200 S. & about 150 W.  It is just as good if not better than Mandarin or PF Changs.  Plus, it's reasonably priced.  So if you get a chance go and check it out.

Monday, March 2, 2009

So much love in the first month...


Aunt Nikki and cousins Jack and Marcus came and visited.  Nikki is a nursing connoisseur and had many great tips.  I (Miles) picked up on breast-feeding like a barracuda.  

Grandma Wade visits me almost everyday (sometimes twice) to give me snuggles and loves.
The Warners visited me all the way from Arizona (ok ok so they were in town for Sam's internship, but nevertheless they visited me multiple times)  :)
I visited mommy's office to meet her co-workers and to receive more hugs and snugs.
Aunty Teisha and cousins Addy and Aidan visited all the way from Florida.  I have yet to meet my uncle Stokes, but hope it will be soon.

So many aunts with so much love.  Feef and Meggers adoring me while I catch some shut eye
Grandma Vigil visited all the way from Kansas to bundle and cuddle me.
Grandma Fuller loves to watch me sleep (as do my parents).
Oh how I love my Grandpa Vigil.  His shoulder is really comfy.
Aunty Kay Kay enamored by my good looks.  I'm so lucky to have so many family and friends that love me.