S: WADE DYLAN MILLER
FC: Wade Dylan Miller
1: 9 Months | Getting ready for | 6 1/2 Months | 4 Months
2: WADE DYLAN MILLER | MARCH 17, 2010 | 7 Pounds, 13 Ounces | 19 Inches | 7:14 am | ST. JOSEPHS , MISSION VIEJO, CA | welcome to the
3: W | Meet our precious little one
5: Baby's First Smile! | We are proud to announce that Wade Dylan Miller has made his grand entrance into the world! He was born Wednesday, March 17th at 7 :14 am weighing in at 7lbs 13 oz and 19 1/2 inches long. He knew he wanted to have a St. Patty's Day birthday because he came all on his own, no induction , no epidural! Tuesday night, they called and said my induction was changed from midnight to 7 am Wednesday, so we could sleep one last time in our own bed but little did I know I would not be getting much sleep at all! I woke up with contractions about 2 am and after an hour or so decided that I should wake up Ryan because I wasn't going to make my 7 am induction time slot! They kept getting worse and by about 5 we decided we should head out to the hospital. We got there at around 5 30 and they were completely full with no rooms to spare! I had to sit on a window bench while they cleaned out a room for me. By that time my contractions were about 3 or 4 minutes apart and I was not taking them well. Luckily I remembered to bring a bag to throw up in, or it would have been all over the hospital floor! After about 45 minutes, they finally called me in and when they checked me, I was at 8 cm and 100 %. I told Ryan I don't want to do this without an epidural! The luck of the Irish was definitely not with me because after spending 30 minutes trying to get an iv in me, and not being able to draw my blood, it was too late and I thought to myself, I don't think I'm getting an epidural. My friend Allison Nielsen, who is in my ward, was my nurse and right after she got there my water broke. My mom arrived around the same time and then they went to go look for my Doctor because a few contractions later I knew I had to push! Allison literally had to hold his head in and tell me not to push because my Doctor was finishing a c-section on someone else. About 5 seconds after the doctor arrived in the room Wade was born! It was all a little hectic and I must say painful, but well worth it because now we have a sweet little addition to our family!
7: Meeting Mommy for the first time!
8: my first bath
9: all clean and all smiles!
11: first family photo | proud papa
12: meeting nana & papa
13: first precious moments
14: Day 2 at the hospital
16: Enjoying Time with my new Daddy
17: Who's ready to go home?
19: Meeting my new Big Brother, Jackson !
21: meeting my great-grandparents!
23: A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it. | 3 Days Old
24: at home | 4 days old
29: Meeting mommy's family
30: 5 days old
31: 2 weeks old
32: 3 weeks | precious baby
33: wade dylan miller
34: Baby's First Easter
36: Happy Easter
37: 1st Beach Trip 3 Weeks
43: Our Father in Heaven, by the power of the Melchezidek Priesthood which we hold, we take this infant in our arms to give him a name and a blessing. The name in which we give him, and which he will be known on the records of the church is Wade Dylan Miller. Wade, at this time we give you a blessing of comfort. Your Father in Heaven loves you and has sent you to this earth to grow and progress to return to Him. We give you a blessing of peace and comfort, that you may find solitude in your mother. We give you a blessing to be able to grow spiritually and mentally and that you will seek to learn from good books. We pray that you will have a heart of prayer, a heart of repentance, and a heart of forgiveness. We pray that you will follow the example of the Savior, that you will use the Atonement to serve those around you. We pray that you will be mindful and sensitive to the spirit and that you will seek the guidance of your family. We bless you with the gift of discernment, that you will be able to find good friends. We bless you with the gift of the priesthood and that you will grow to go on a mission, marry within the temple, and have an eternal family of your own. We pray that as you continue on in your life, you will look toward the Savior as an example in your life. These blessings we give you, along with any other blessings Heavenly Father sees fit. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
48: 1 Month Old
50: Wade's Baby Shower April 14th, 2010
51: It's a Bug's/Boy's Life!
54: Wade turned 1 month on the 17th and I'm having a hard time trying to keep up with all the photos we have taken! In addition to the newborn eat, sleep and poop routine he now holds his head up for a few seconds at a time and smiles at us every once and a while! He wakes up every 2-3 hours, sometimes 4-5, which mommy loves! | month
56: First Time on the Boat!
57: wearing gigi's creations | 5 weeks old
58: Wade's 1st Disney Trip | Mickey
59: May 4, 2010- 7 weeks old
60: Baby's 1st Captured Smile | Mother's Day May 9, 2010
61: First Mother's Day as a Mother of Two
62: 2 Months
65: Wade- 2 months! Today Wade hit his 2 month mark and we celebrated by taking him to the doctor and getting him his shots! : ( It was so sad to watch, but we were happy to know that he is healthy! I took Jackson with me and he watched Wade get his owe-ies and wanted to have one of his Snoopy "stickers" (band-aids)too. He didn't quite grasp the concept, probably because it wasn't happening to him! Wade is doing well though! He is getting to be a pretty good sleeper! He has only woken up once a night for the past week or so! We're so happy because it took sleep training and 7 months before Jackson slept through the night. Wade is awake a lot more during the day now and he responds pretty well to us! He smiles a lot and holds his own head up most of the time! He still has most of his blond hair and his eyes are getting to be an even brighter blue! We'll see if they stay that way. He is continuing the tradition of having Miller chubby cheeks and my mom likes to call him her little chug-a-lug! He likes to suck on his hands, follows this with his eyes and responds to our voices. Here are his stats: Weight-13 lbs- 75 percentile Height- 23 inches- 50 percentile Head size-16 1/2 inches- 90 percentile (The nurse had to measure twice because she didn't believe it!)
66: 9 weeks | Boys at Play
67: 10 weeks
68: Baby Cougar
69: Little Nude-nicker
70: Baby's 1st | 11 weeks
71: meeting gigi yeoman
72: 3 months old | 1st time at the pool
73: with daddy
74: my two little peas in a pod
75: 3 months
77: This little boy turned three months old, and I can hardly believe it! He is starting to show his personality and it is so fun! He smiles all the time and is starting to giggle! He is extremely ticklish under his arms and yesterday he laughed hysterically when Jackson made funny noises in his face. I ran to get the video camera but it was too late. It was too cute to pass up so hopefully I can capture it soon! He has been to Disneyland 3 times before he turned 3 months old and he has gone swimming twice now! He is quite the adventurer! He is sleeping well, he usually only wakes up about one time and sometimes it is not until 5 am! He has started enjoying his toys, especially anything that lights up or makes noise! He also loves toys he can reach for because he has discovered his hands! He is constantly trying to shove his whole fist in his mouth and is drooling all the time! He still eats every 3 to 4 hours but he has decided he doesn't like bottles! He just plays with it in his mouth and doesn't really suck. This is a challenge sometimes if I want to go somewhere but we're making it work. We got to go to the temple twice this month so that was nice! Thank you to my cousins for babysitting! He doesn't spit up at all like Jackson used to, which I am extremely grateful for...we'll see if it lasts:) He is starting to sport the old man hair-do and he has a definite white strip in the back of his head, sad but true! The reaction I get from most people when they see him is -"aw he's so cute, how old is he-5 or 6 months?!" So, he is definitely pretty big for his age and fits some of his 6 month clothes! I also get- "wow his hair is such a unique color-it has a hint of red in it!" Yes, I think he'll still be blond, but in the direct sunlight there is a hint of reddish orange! | months
78: Happy 4h of July | Land of the Free
79: God Bless
82: 4 months old
85: Month 4 -new tricks and giggles and kicks! We took him to the doctor on the 19th and he was 15 lbs 9 oz- 75th percentile 26 in long- 90th percentile 17 1/2 in head circumference- 95th percentile Once again- we have a tall semi-chubby baby with a big head! lol But he is sure dang cute!This month Wade learned a few new tricks. He started rolling over, blowing raspberries(the polite way to say spitting!), chewing on his hands and feet and pretty much anything he can get his hands on because he is teething already! The doctor said he is budding on his top teeth.This is early for most babies, but I have a feeling a tooth will come soon because Jackson got his first tooth at four months too! He has also turned into quite the babbler! He makes a lot of noise and loves to giggle! He is especially fond of funny noises made by his poppa, daddy and big brother! He has turned into a big sleeper now that he sleeps in his crib! He is out of our room and into his own room that he shares with his big brother! I probably could have moved him earlier but I wanted to make sure he wouldn't wake up Jack or vice-versa! He sleeps from about 9 to around 4 or 5 and then he eats and goes back to sleep till around 8! I am really appreciative of this! Here is our little beach bum
86: First Trip to Lake Powell July 2010
88: 17 weeks
89: love my big bro
90: first time with rice cereal | 4 1/2 months
91: fun in the sun
93: This past month has brought on a few new things for little baby Wade! He has been sleeping better and better these past few weeks and he is now sleeping through the night. I'm a much happier mommy when I get to sleep in till 7! He has also started eating rice cereal, which he loves! Jackson was so excited at the thought of feeding him that I let him be the first to do so. Even though it was way messy! My boys have become quite good friends, I caught them holding hands the other day! He is also big enough for a few more of his fun toys...he loves his bumbo...and his exersaucer! He got his first tooth on the bottom at 4 1/2 months. Here's my little ham! | months
94: 5 months | full of smiles
95: Disney Baby | just another day at the magic kingdom
96: 5 1/2 months
97: lil slugger
98: love to play | all day !
99: beach | baby
101: Height- 26 1/2 inches- 55th percentile Weight- 17 lbs,13 oz- 60th percentile Head Circumference- 18.25 inches- 97th percentile Wade is becoming quite the little guy with the big personality! Here are some things he's accomplished this past month: *Sits by himself for a little while *Babbles a lot! Ryan's favorite phrase he utters is dadadadadadada *Has two teeth! His bottom two are in and the doctor said his top two are on their way! *Eats yellow and green vegetables and is starting fruits! He loves all of them and has decided rice cereal is just too boring now so he won't eat it! *Recognizes his name when he is called. He always gives us a big smile and his eyes light up when we say his name! *Has started to grab everything! He is very quick to grab anything you put in front of him, including food, toys and his favorite is paper! *Shakes his head "no" and mimics you when you do it. *Has become quite the lady killer! He woo's everybody in sight, especially old ladies. I was at Costco the other day and we were stopped by 3 old ladies before I even passed the electronics section! Sometimes he hides his head in my shoulder and pretends to be shy, he is quite the flirt!
102: 6 1/2 months | wearing one of Aunt Laurie's creations
103: cutie patootie | laughing in my bumbo
104: Wade- 7 months
105: Bouncing Baby Boys | in the Bubble Bath
107: Wade Dylan | This month Wade started taking two distinct naps, morning & afternoon. He sleeps with his brother in their new room, since we moved to an apartment in Ladera Ranch. His favorite baby food is pears. Also, sweet potatoes and peaches! He loves crackers too! He discovered his voice, he screams for fun & copies us if we do it too! He says dadada a lot.
108: Baby's First Halloween
110: Pumpkin Patch
112: First Plane Ride | you flew to washington dc for a wedding and virgina to meet your family
113: and all your cousins loved you!
114: Miller Family Photos 2010
115: 8 months
117: 8 months has flown by, here are some things Wade has been up to... *met his other entire side of the family! He loved flying to Virginia and meeting grandma and grandpa and all his aunts and uncles and his cousins! *love to dance! he will start bouncing every time music turns on! *knows what the word "NO" means! he will shake his head no when you give him the wrong toy, or when he's had enough baby food, or doesn't want something. *Wade no longer enjoys baby food, we have started him on table foods! *loves to babble! he says dada and mamamama and who knows if he really is talking to us but we like to think so! Saus Dada 95% of the time!
118: Happy Thanksgiving | baby's 1st
121: Baby's 1st Christmas
122: boy | months
123: Little Wade turned 9 months this past Friday and he and his brother are keeping me so busy, I have hardly had time to talk about it! *has 6 teeth! 4 on top and two on the bottom! he has had these for a while, the last two came in early November *will take a bottle if given the right one! this is a huge accomplishment for me because now i have a little more freedom to venture out! He's real particular and only likes one bottle top but we are working on it! *still is not officially crawling, but likes to push his bum in the air and try a lot. He would rather keep rolling till he gets to what he wants. Big brother didn't crawl till about 9 1/2 months so we'll see... *knows who mama is and cries when I leave his sight or try and hand him off! Hopefully this passes and he will remember he loves to be held by everyone else too! *started clapping and waving !
124: Christmas Eve
125: Christmas Day
126: Beach Day | Christmas Break
127: 10 Months
129: Wade is 10 months! He sleeps through the night unless he has a sore throat or runny nose, which we just can't seem to get rid of! He eats just as much as Jackson, or more sometimes! You tried and now like granola bars! You are now ok to have a bottle sometimes! You started crawling! Your brother would always take your toys away so you couldn't get them. When I took him out of the picture and set a ball in front of you, you crawled like you had been doing it forever! You went to Legoland for the first time! You had your 1st ear infection & viral exanthem! You developed a nasty rash all over your body from putting something in your mouth or picking something up & then putting your hands in your mouth!
130: First Trip to Utah
131: Midway Ice Castles
132: i love my family
133: 11 months
134: You love to sleep all night with your two blue silky blankies! You eat anything & everything! You love graham crackers and wheat thins! You tried and like pop tarts! You love to crawl around to discover everything! You crawl all over the place, but always in the army crawl ! You went to Utah for the first time to visit Aunt Corinne, Uncle Matt, your cousin Brooklyn, Uncle Nick and Gigi on Presiden'ts Day Weekend. | months
136: First Valentines Day
138: Celebrating Wade's 1st Birthday on. . . .
139: St. Patrick's Day! | March 17th, 2011
140: You are 20lbs 12 oz and 30.5 in long. You sleep like a champ! You won't eat things with weird texture but you will eat everything else! You have tried peanut butter and sweets and love them! You love balls! You cry unless you have one in your hand if you see one! You are pulling up on things and standing while holding onto things. You met your mommy's cousins from Florida! You now say, huh, ba (ball), mama, dada & papa!
143: One year old today! | it's my birthday party!
144: my mickey mouse party
145: make a wish! | yummy
146: 1 year old!
147: present time!