we celebrated Milo’s 100th Day this past weekend. It’s a Chinese tradition that includes a 9 course family style dinner and passing out red eggs (hard boiled and died red). we also incorporated the American tradition of expensive dessert tables. every party we go to nowadays has a fancy buffet of sweets, along with goodies to take home.
we got our awesome cake from Delicious Arts. we went to the bakery with a vague idea of what we wanted. they asked us what type of stuff Milo liked. well, he likes his thumb and staring at himself in a mirror. not sure if those would make a good cake… you can see we went a kid and adult favorite: the peanuts
Milo slept through most of it, which i was actually relieved for. there was enough going on through out the party, without having to worry about why he is crying. even though the party was for him, it was more of an adult event. i don’t think he would’ve liked the duck or shrimp.
Milo is almost 2 months old, and he’s had a few milestones. The most exciting, is that he had another ekg & echo, and his heart looks great! the coarcatation is still there, but he is functioning fine with it, and it doesn’t look like we will need to take any action. we’ll go back when he’s 9 months old for a checkup.
most recently, Milo has started to smile! and sometimes it sounds like he’s laughing. i have to say, with a little bias, that he has the cutest smile i’ve ever seen. it takes a lot of ruckus to get him to do it, but it’s worth it.
this past weekend, Milo attended his first birthday party. his cousin Olivia turned 1 and we went to a park in Monterey park for a circus themed event. he’s been staying up longer during the day, and was awake through the entire party. he almost made it through the end of cake before he started to have a little melt down. once we got him in the car and started driving, he passed out.
speaking of him staying up during the day: he’s sleeping more at night! he will sleep a good 4 to 5 hours for his first stretch. we’ll feed and change his diaper before he goes back to sleep for another 2-3 hours. this has made a world a difference on my energy. i can get through the day with just 1 nap 🙂