Tuesday, February 28, 2012

i love you, child...

even when you're crabby.

and getting into every. single. thing. you know you're not supposed to.

and only nap for half an hour.

sometimes, though, i really do wish we could speed up to the fully able to communicate and understand each other stage. (does that ever even happen - complete mutual understanding - between parent & child?)

sometimes you get on my every last nerve.

but i still love you.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

well that's new

milo has his very first freckle. a teeny tiny little dark speck that wouldn't wash off no matter how much i scrubbed.

he can also now give high fives on command. as well as hugs. and when you ask him for a hug, he smiles, lunges towards you with open arms, and lets out this happy little growly grunt.

cutest thing ever.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

how one step backward is really one step forward...

milo woke up at 4:45 yesterday. still not my favorite, but i'll gladly take it over 3:45.

he also took two naps, and woke up at 5 this morning. it seems (i hope) that the transition back to two naps is a lot more natural for the little bugger than trying to do just one nap.

one small step for milo; a giant leap for mama's sanity.

Monday, February 13, 2012

he's an angry little elf

i think it's time i stop posting about any sleeping successes with milo, as it seems whenever i do, he has a major relapse.

we're switching back to two naps - we attempted to do so today, since he decided to wake up at 3:45, and wouldn't go back to sleep except cuddled up on me on the couch... he got another hour and a half in this morning, but has been up since 7:20, and has screamed through any nap we try to put him down for.

i have no clue what his deal is... aside from a slight runny nose, a cough when he sleeps/first wakes up, and those last two canine teeth still coming in on the bottom, and ignoring the fact that he's obviously over-tired, which is making him a lot more prone to temper tantrums when things aren't going his way (i'm talking full on, hit the floor, kicking and screaming... sometimes he tries to throw in some syllables, like maybe if he can figure out our language we'll give him what he wants... at this point, if he were to look up at me and say "mommy, i want a pony" i might just say "okay, but only if you nap.") anyhow, those things aside, he seems fine, so maybe it's just the lethal combo of all those things...

ben's off work today; i'm both relieved and feel badly - neither of us have really gotten a break since milo got up. although ben did let me go back to sleep and then brought me breakfast in bed. what a keeper.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

before i forget...

these are all things that have happened in the past week/month, and i keep meaning to write about it, but it's so easy to get sidetracked with such a busy little boy.

he's sleeping now, and ben's watching some swamp-logging show on netflix, so now's as good a time as any.

- on a recent playdate with some mops moms from my table, milo was the youngest one there. two boys were about 3 or 4 (i think?) and then there was another little girl who's probably 2-3-ish (i've never been good with guessing baby ages, and with milo being abnormally ginormous for his age, he was bigger than her, but i know she's older, because she talks and she's potty trained.) anyhow, she was sitting on the floor, playing with some cash register thing, and milo was sitting across from her, and he was totally playing footsie with her.

- milo's canine teeth, both top and bottom are coming in. i may have already mentioned this? but there it is again, just in case i haven't. all he has left is two more set of molars. boom. teething round 1 almost done, and it didn't really ever seem to phase him, other than a slight temp from time to time, and the runny nose thing, which i hear is common... he makes up for it by still insisting on waking up at 5 am. however....

- we're transitioning to one nap. milo has been waking up at 5:15 or 5:30. i'm hoping once we're fully adjusted he'll sleep till 6. it'll be nice to sleep in again (ha! but seriously, i would love to be able to sleep in till 6. 5 stink in 30 is just wayyyyy too early). anyhow, along with going from a 10 am nap and a 3 pm nap to just a noon-nap, the first day i kept him up past his usual nap time, the poor thing crawled up on the couch, got into his sleeping fetal cuddle pose, and had some major droopy eye going on. i felt badly keeping him awake. at another point, this time sitting on the couch, and he kept falling asleep, sitting up. aside from carseat-sleeping, he'd never done that before... it's possible he's not ready, but we're going to try it for a week and go from there.

- i think that's it, goodnight folks, it's already way too late :\

Monday, February 6, 2012

5 AM

milo's wake up call... every. single. morning.

oh except a little while ago when he slept till 5:20. but then this morning, he woke up at 4:20. not even close to balancing the scales. granted i got him to go back to sleep, but i didn't quite get that luxury, though i did try.

he also took a face plant to some asphalt on saturday when we were on a walking path up in the cities near minnehaha falls. now he has quite the scrape right between his eyebrows and on the bridge of his adorable little nose.

plus he's gibbering a whole bunch.

and then when i put him down for a nap this morning, he decided to put my heart through the ringer. i heard him mumbling something, so i went to his monitor and turned it up.

i see him laying there, kind of lazing around, and repeating "mamaaaa" "maaaama" "maaaaamaaaaaa"...

it was all i could do not to rush in there and pick him right up.