Sunday, August 26, 2012

Miles lately

Miles has been doing some major growing this past week. Milestones that melt a mama's heart, let me tell you! Lately, the little one has been bumping his head into everything and getting hurt so I didn't take exceptional notice when while sitting on the floor he fell over and bonked his head. When I heard the loud thud I scooped him in my arms and saw that his mouth was filled with blood. He had cut in half the piece of skin that is from the top lip to the two front teeth. HOLY CRAP! I called his pediatrician to find out how serious this was and if would I need to take him to the hospital. Fortunately, she told me it's very common for babies to injure their mouths when they are figuring out balance and strength and that the wound would heal on its own. Miles was being super mellow so that also helped calm me down. Later on that evening while brushing my teeth, sweet baby boy moved from his room to the bathroom and before you know it was standing up while holding onto the tub. I seriously couldn't believe what I was seeing! This was such an awesome moment as a parent! Then the next day he stood up holding onto the couch and took four steps forward. WHAT!! Luckily I recorded that on my photo to show Papa later. I was so proud of my kiddo. Feeling a little overzealous, Miles later decided to hold onto the coffee table one handed which led to him bonking his lip and reopening his healing mouth. Thankfully my pediatrician was right about his mouth healing fairly fast and painless. Three weeks ago Miles got his third bottom tooth in and just this past week one more joined. Thats a total of eight teeth now! Thursday we had a great family night. Papa and I listened to records and ate pizza in the kitchen, talking about our funny son and laughing our asses off. That same evening Steve noticed Miles actually hands and knees crawling for the first time instead of hands and stomach scooting around. For some reason I didn't pay much attention to it until the next day when I saw him graduate from doing the worm to now actually crawling. Yahoo, little one! The rest of the week I have been doing major pick up after my rug rat because for some stupid reason I would rather go nuts cleaning up after him then start baby proofing the home. Lets see how long that lasts!