Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Meet Miles


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.


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.


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.


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


  1. *sigh*

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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!