Archive for September, 2007

Miles’ first taste of food!!

September 25, 2007 8:48 pm

Last Thursday I was hanging out with my friend Kristinna and her 2 year old son. She offered us a teething cracker for Miles to gum on. He couldn’t get enough of it. We had teething cracker goo all down the front of him and me. I was a little surprised at how into it he was because he has shown ZERO interest in food up until that point. Last Saturday I bought our own box of teething crackers so Eric could watch him eat one. Again…he loved it.

Miles' second taste of a teething cracker

Miles and I had a wonderful day today and spent time with our good friends Vada and Elaine. Unfortunately Vada had to go back to work so Elaine and I hit 2 baby stores and had a great time shopping.

Vada and Elaine play with the babies

Tonight (9/25) I was standing in the kitchen eating a ham and cheese sandwich and holding Miles. He started lunging towards my sandwich with his mouth open. At first I thought that surely it was a fluke but he kept doing it! I went ahead and let him make contact with the bread so he could munch on it a bit. Eric whipped up a quick batch of rice cereal and we fed it to him. He opened his mouth for the spoon without any coaxing at all! We only fed him a few bites because he was already up past his bedtime and was continually putting 2 fingers in his mouth to suck on. I think our little boy is ready for food!!

Family Fishin’ Fun

September 21, 2007 8:25 am

We loaded up last weekend and headed to Matagorda for some fishing with mom and Ray. Ray and Eric caught about 50 fish between the two of them and I caught about 5. Eric learned a valuable lesson about how not to grab a crab…

Ouch! Those fins are sharp

Miles worked on his fishing and his toe sucking. He was hanging out in his bouncy chair and decided all of a sudden that his feet needed to be in his mouth.

Miles practices with his Spiderman pole

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This is the second largest fish ray caught:

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Eric fishing in the early morning:

Fishing at Matagorda

Lisa catching a fish!

Caught another one!

Is it September already?

September 6, 2007 5:07 pm

Time really does fly when you have a kiddo! Side note: I just upset Miles (who is now on the floor screaming) because I wouldn’t let him continue to sit on my lap while licking and gumming the edge of the desk. Drool was dripping off the side.

Life in Dreher-land has been busy. In the past month I’ve been in Dallas twice to help out when my grandmother was in the hospital for acute pancreatitis and just to visit family. It was great seeing my cousin, Leslie, who just got back from a trip to Germany and currently resides in CA. Eric has been hard at work on our shed out at the land. The AC is installed and we finally have a place to lock up our tools. Hopefully we’ll be heading out there this weekend to pick out a place for the house.

Miles is growing up so quickly. At his 4 month checkup a few weeks ago he weighed 14 lbs and 9oz. The Dr. said he was in the 50th percentile for height, weight and head circumference. We are also in the middle of teething. His dr. said he should have his front, bottom teeth in a month – which is a little early. He loves to chew on fingers and has really expanded his vocal range to include high pitched squeals. He definitely has better control over his body and can lean or turn himself in almost any direction. We finally have naptime and bedtime under complete control!! 🙂 We try and put him to bed at night by 7pm and he sleeps straight through to 8am. IT’S WONDERFUL. He also takes 3 naps a day ranging from 45 minutes to 2 hours. It’s nice to be able to lay him down wide awake and have him just put himself to sleep (his favorite method is by sucking on two fingers while throwing his opposite arm over his hand to hold it in his mouth).

Off to heat up some dinner before the man of the house gets home! Love to all 🙂


Splashing in my bath