Merritt Davis Miller
Wow, a whole year without
I love doing things myself.
I'm content being along.
I like snuggling.
I have very strong opinions
so don't mess with me!
I love my big sister so
much and will immediately follow her lead.
I'm walking all the time
I love being tickled. I'll
ask for more and crack up big time in anticipation of the tickling.
I've got a good sized gap
betwen my two front teeth.
I'm happy which makes dad
I took my first steps today!
I was on the porch with mom and dad and zoe and I took two steps towards
dad as he held out some food for me. It was no big deal, but mom and dad
sure were happy to see it.
I like it when dad comes
I like food, especially
when it's yours or when it's in a container so I can get it myself.
I'm super cute.
I've been trying to crawl
lately. I moan and grunt and rock back and forth, but I've yet to reliably
move my hands and knees in unison. I can still roll around and scoot a
bit, though, so I'm definitely a danger to anyone who is near me!
I'm probalby the smiliest
baby anyone has ever seen. There's just so much to be happy about in life!
I definitely don't vocalize
as much as my big sister does. She's a piece of work and I love her so
much! She runs around singing and dancing and acting crazy and I love watching
her and studying her.
I'm not sleeping through
the night yet, but there are times when I'll only wake once a night so
that's not too terrible. Sorry mommy (and daddy).
I've been having trouble
sleeping still. Mom and dad took me off the pacifier cold turkey and I
hated that. I cried it out for a few days and things seemed a little better.
Then I was having trouble with the swaddle so they took me off that cold
turkey. They're talking with some behavorial specialist through Kaiser
and she has been telling them what to do with me since I'm so particular.
The newest struggle is
waking up in the middle of the night. I'm still waking 3 times a night,
sometimes more. Last night was bad because of daylight savings time and
then there was a power outage that woke me up. Ugh!
Hopefully I sleep better
tonight because I didn't have a very good day.
I'm starting to giggle
a little. I'm definitely more pensive and laid back than my big sis.
I'm not sleeping well anymore.
I'm back to my baby schedule of waking up every 1-2 hours. They call it
a 4 month sleep regression and nothing seems to be working so far.
I've been sleeping pretty
well at night the last couple weeks. I'll have a bad day here or there,
but overall my night time sleep is good. I do have trouble getting to sleep,
but once I do it's pretty good.
I have thrush in my mouth
right now which sucks.
My big sister is so much
I'm a lot more mellow than
my sister. As long as I'm well-fed and not tired I do pretty well.
Life has been a little
rough for me lately. I may have acid reflux which has been causing a lot
of pain for me. Cryyyyyy!
Sleeping during the day
is awesome! At night? Not as fun.
I'm here world!
I look a lot like my big
sister, but my hair and eyes are much darker.
I love to sleep during
the day as long as somone is holding me. I'm about 50/50 at night. Last
night I made dad's birthday night an interesting one!
My big sister loves me
so much, but she wants me to talk already. Is she crazy or what?
I'm coming out tomorrow
morning! So excited to see mom and dad and big sis.
I've been moving and shaking
in mom lately so I'm sure she's ready to have me out in the world instead
of doing that against her bladder.
I was supposed to arrive
on 6/24, but it looks like 6/22 is the new scheduled date. I'm smaller
than my sister right now, but my big sister was huge!
I can't wait to come into
the world and complete our family. It's going to be so much fun keeping
my parents up until 4am like my big sis did. She told me it was hilarious.
I'm at work with mama right
now. I'm probably going to love baseball just like my mom and big sister.
Mama says I've been moving
and shaking quite a bit lately. I like to jump all around and get her attention.
It seems to be working so far.
I'm about 15" long now.
I can't wait until I'm 22" like my big sister was when she was born.
I've been pretty quiet
lately. My big sister has been plenty loud for the two of us though!
Mama says I've been moving
around more lately. I'm moving and shaking and making my presence known!
Dada keeps saying that
he hopes I'm quiet and calm, but that he'll love me no matter what. I haven't
decided yet if I'll be wild and crazy like my big sis and mama or more
calm like my dada. I'll keep that a secret for now because I'm crafty like
Hello world. I'm 20 weeks
old now which means the doctor has a very good idea that I'm a girl. Dad
is super excited about the 3:1 ratio that he'll soon be living with. Ah,
The doctor says I look
very healthy and I'm moving all around which makes it difficult for them
to take pictures of me. I'm a mover and shaker like my big sis, but I'm
also a bit camera shy like my pops.