Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tummy Time

We have been doing tummy time with Miles lately. 
He's not a real big fan, but we've got to strengthen up that neck!

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Day 1 (30 Day Blog Challenge)


This is a hard one for me!  Lately I have been listening to a lot of audiobooks instead of the radio, so I am not on the up-and-up with new music. 

If I had to pick a song that is popular right now, it would be Love the Way You Lie by Eminem and Rihanna.  I do like to get my rap on and sing along with Eminem.  Then I also like to use my best singing voice and pretend I can sing like Rihanna.  (which both sound ridiculous!) 

Another song that I just love is Hallelujah by the Canadian Tenors.  And then, of course, I love the Beatles.  A few of my favorites are Let it Be, Yesterday, All You Need is Love, and Here Comes the Sun. 
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Today I discovered Wordle

It's awesome!!  It's kind of addicting.  You can make these and print them. 

Look at what I made:

Wordle: hello

Wordle: miles

Wordle: wedding

Wordle: Miles
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge & One Lovely Blog Award

Laura over at The Meckleys is having a 30 day blog challenge.  And because I am always up for a good challenge, I decided to give it a whirl.  I will be starting tomorrow.  I sure hope I can keep this up for 30 days!

Jessica at The Bormann Twins gave me a Lovely Blog Award.  It's my first blog award -- yippee!!! 

1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered (Not all of these are "newly discovered").

3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they've been chosen.

Here are the 15 blogs I chose:
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Wordless Wednesday

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Blog Giveaway

I try not to bog down my blog with lots of blog giveaways, but this one is so cute and I had to let you know about it.  I would just love to win this necklace!  So, if you want to see what I am talking about, go to Amy Cornwell's site and check it out.  All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win.  Good luck:)
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Going it Alone

Yesterday was T.J.'s first day back to work since having Miles.  I was a little nervous for him to go and leave me all alone, but I got along just fine.  I did, however, have the thought that it would be easier if I was going back to work and leaving him at home alone with Miles.  Am I missing a stay-at-home mommy gene?  Maybe.  I do love being able to spend this time with Miles, though. 

On Monday we went on a 2 mile walk, did the laundry, cut some fruit, and caught a nap.  I got one, Miles took 4 or 5 naps.  I was exhausted!  I can't believe how much effort the easiest things take now.  Last night we fed Miles at about 10, then I headed to bed at around 10:30.  T.J. stayed up with Miles watching the Bears football game, then he came to bed later.  Miles slept until around 2.  I am not kidding, that was the best 3.5 hours of sleep I have had since I had him!  It's definitely the longest stretch of sleep I've had, and it was awesome!

Today we had Miles' doctor's appointment.  He is up past his birth weight, weighing in at a little over 8 pounds!  He has a goopy eye, which the doctor said is just a clogged tear duct.  Other than that, he is looking great.  Today we also started using size 1 diapers.  We ran out of our stock of newborns, so I wanted to give the size 1s a shot.  They are pretty big on him, but they work. 

We also met Natasha for lunch at Champps, made a couple stops at JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby to get fabric for the 52 weeks pictures, and Miles took lots of naps -- me?  Zero.  Tonight might be a little rough.  I am planning on taking it easy tomorrow.  Maybe I will finally get my desk cleaned off (still haven't managed to tackle that!)
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

2 Weeks

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Boppy and Bath Time

Miles chilling in his boppy.

 Miles lost his umbilical cord the other day, thank goodness!  It was pretty smelly!  So we decided to give him a tub bath today.  He did so good and really liked it.  The Bath Luv thing really helped!
 Washing his hair.
 Clean and happy baby!

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

100 Acres

This afternoon we met Keith & Natasha and walked around the Indianapolis Museum of Art's 100 Acres.  It's a bunch of trails around this lake.  It was really fun and the perfect day to be out getting some fresh air!  Miles was awesome and rode in his stroller most of the time.  T.J. had to carry him for a little bit when the trail got a little too bumpy.  We can't wait to go back!

 On a side note, I got some boyscout popcorn today.  Let me start off by saying, it is SOOOOO good!  I haven't had boyscout popcorn since living at home with my mom.  I must say, though, it is pretty darn expensive.  At $10 an 11 oz. bag, I settled for just one.  I was torn between caramel corn and cheese, but am very happy I got caramel.  Any bets on if the bag will be empty at the end of the night?
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Getting Stuff Done

Today my goal was to clean the basement, especially my desk.  It's a disaster!
I am about half way done and we are going to leave soon to go for a walk around the Indianapolis Museum of Art's 100 acre gardens.  I guess I will hopefully get it all cleaned up tomorrow. 
 I wanted to be sure and post about the winner of the McBaby Pool.
 Auntie Keriann was the winner!  She  guessed 2:18 p.m. and he was born at 12:56 p.m.  Such a good guess!
 And last but not least, do you remember this onesie?
 It's the first and one of the only baby outfits I bought before Miles was actually here.
And he is so happy to wear it now:)
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How Tall Will You Be, Mr. Miles?

Today we officially added Miles' height to the Measure Me Stick!  I can't wait to add to it every year!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

UFC Weigh-Ins

Today we went to the UFC weigh-ins.  When we heard that the UFC was going to have a pay-per-view fight here, we thought that T.J. would for sure go.  Then when we realized how close it was to my due date, we figured we would just wait and play it by ear.  We checked for tickets today, but they are pretty expensive for not so great seats.  It was neat to see the weigh-in.  Maybe next time we will make it to the actual fight.

So we took Miles with us.  It was pretty loud, but he slept right through it.  I love the carrier thing!  I will be using this a lot!
 Joe Rogan is on the left side of the stage.  Dana White has the gray t-shirt on.  Joe Silva is in the right back corner of the stage.
 Gulliard v. Stevenson
 The Main Event
Mir v. Cro Cop
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Meeting Michele and Jade!

Last night at dinner Miles got to meet Jade & Michele!
 Michele with Miles.
 Miles & Natasha
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Last Night

I snapped this cute picture last night before we headed to O'Reilly's for dinner.

Natasha was able to get this one of Miles with bright eyes and a grin!

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Miles' Pictures Are Up to Date!

I am officially up to date with our pictures on the blog!  It is now my goal to keep it that way!  I am also going to try to get back to blogging every day instead of once every few days and then having a ton of posts. 

Grandpa Mike & Miles
Grandma Julie and Miles
Trying to get caught up online while doing the biliblanket.  Please ignore the mess on my desk!  I am embarrassed to say that it's worse now!  Yikes!!!
Giving the pups some love.
Mr. Miles
Daddy and Miles
Mommy and Miles
Baxter and Miles playing
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A Post with Many Firsts

These are in reverse order of when they happened, but blogger has a new layout and I'm not sure how to use it yet.  Anyway, here is Miles on his first outing to my office.

Miles & Tom
Terri, Rose & Miles
Miles having his first bath at home.  Since his umbilical cord is still on, it was just a sponge bath.  We are really looking forward to the first real bath!
On Sunday I had my first beer in over nine months.  I have been having a beer a night to help with milk production.  I haven't noticed any difference, but have enjoyed a reason to have a beverage!
When Miles was four days old, we took him to El Js.  It was delicious and they loved meeting him!
On that same day, he had his first stroller ride.
His first shopping trip to Kohl's.
He met Vicky, Natasha's mom.  It was his first time to McAllister's Deli.  But it definitely won't be the last time!
Natasha got Miles this cute blankie and her mom, Vicky, embroidered it.  We LOVE it!
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