Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Meet Miles

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He’s cute. Observant. And he’s got red hair – which means he’s feisty. He wants what he wants when he wants it. And, at this point in his life, he wants one of two things: Mom or part of Mom’s anatomy.

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About his name

I’m going to tell you the most amazing story. Miles’ name, his first name at least, came from a baby name book. Each night in my first trimester, I would read aloud possible names. Usually, I would select names that were completely out of the question (think very long, hard to pronounce monikers) but I couldn’t help but pitch Miles. I loved that it was sort of classic without being old and uncommon without being weird. Mark wasn’t into it, though, and I had to continue to make the case for a few weeks. As far as his middle name – Atlas – it was all Mark. He just randomly offered it up (a reference to his love of maps) one night at dinner and since that day, it was set.

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Who he looks like

My in-laws say he looks like me with Marks’s ears and feet. Mark thinks he looks like my brother (creepy). I think he looks like a baby and babies simply look like babies.

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Likes and dislikes

Likes: Being held, eating, crying, boobs, his mom, car rides, Dad, staying awake
Dislikes: Diaper changes, having clothes put on, having clothes taken off, being naked

13 comments:

  1. *sigh*

    he's so beautiful. congrats again on a wonderful blessing!

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  2. I was thinking his name came from your love of running... mileage... miles...

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  3. "I think he looks like a baby and babies simply look like babies."

    totally agree! though *sometimes* if a parent has an extreme feature (like ears that stick out, or rosebud lips) I think you can see that in a baby, even a newborn. My niece had my sister's lips from the moment she was born, for instance...but my nephew looked nothing like anyone he was related to, haha.

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  4. He is absolutely beautiful and I love the red hair! :) I also love the name Miles.

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  5. He is the sweetest little boy and I think you both did a great job on the name!

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  6. What a beautiful baby! I think you did great on his name- love it!

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  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE his name!!!! You are so right that it is classic but unique!

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  8. I'm kinda with Holly thought that maybe Miles was about your running but I almost sort of thought that miles might be a play on how far you've come in your adult life. Love that it was a simple discussion. He is adorable. Love the photo of him and Mark - too cute (and of course, Miles and his g-gma is beyond words precious!

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  9. Funny... I have a Mark (husband) and Miles (son). We're expecting a girl in December - wanna help us with a name? ;) Congrats!

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  10. What a cutie! Just catching up a bit... Love that you got out for a walk the other day. I know it makes me feel SO much better emotionally if I just get out of the house! We found that if we put 2 burp rags rolled up (one under each side) of the head protector, Henry's head flops less and I freak out less that his head's going to fall off when we hit a crack in the sidewalk :) Keep up the great work, and rest when you can!

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