December and Holidays 2012

After Thanksgiving, it was already time for the holidays here in Atlanta! A lot of things happened in December, I had a party at school, decorated a tree, and even flew to Florida to spend New Years with Mom and Grandma while Dad was at a wedding!

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We had cookies at school!

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Hanging out with Dad at a photo shoot in Marietta, I was feeling sick 😦

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Decorating our Christmas tree at home.

Blog Photos | Miles December 2012 on the OM-D E-M5

Blog Photos | Miles December 2012 on the OM-D E-M5

On Christmas Eve I went to see my friend Leo at his house for a Christmas party with their family, Dad took photos

Blog Photos | Miles December 2012 on the OM-D E-M5

I like playing with Leo’s airplane

Blog Photos | Miles December 2012 on the OM-D E-M5

Blog Photos | Miles December 2012 on the OM-D E-M5

Blog Photos | Miles December 2012 on the OM-D E-M5

Blog Photos | Miles December 2012 on the OM-D E-M5

For Christmas I got some really cool new toys, I love to push the cars!

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Thomas even takes a ride sometimes

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Right after Christmas, Mom and Dad had to shoot a wedding in Texas so Grandma flew with me to Florida for the night. Mom came to get me the next day though after she was done with work, yay!

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I played for a few days with Mom and Grandma in Florida before going back home to Atlanta

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Playing with Mommy’s friend Neesha’s son in Tampa

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With Grandma

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Learning to fish with my Uncle in St. Petersburg

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Mom bought me a trike just like Grandma had so I can drive around at home too!

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While Daddy was gone I helped Mom with chores around the house

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I helped Mom with shopping too

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Tired from playing, Daddy come home soon!

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Tada…I’m officially a Social Media Baby

I’m two month already!!! I had 2nd doctor checkup yesterday and I’m 11.5 lbs! Sadly, Dr. Elliott said that my weight is at 25-50 percentile and my length is only at 10 percentile. Urg.. as a preterm baby, I have a lot growth to catch up. But how come I’m wearing cloth of 3-6 month? How do baby cloth manufacturers get their baby size numbers?

My nerdy parents just can’t wait to put this T-shirt on me – I’m on a horse!!! Well, it is an inside joke among social media nerds. Inspired by an article at Mashable, The Future of Social Media Parenting and Old Spice commercial  “I’m on a horse”  which is welknown through social media, Daddy designed the t-shirt for me and made it from Zazzle. So here you go! I’m on a horse, just like Old Spice guy! This t-shirt made me officially a social media baby!

Of course, I will have a photo wearing the t-shirt. Daddy and Mommy edited it like an old photo in 70s. Mommy said I totally looked like her when she was a baby. She sent the photo to grandma in China, and the answer is: Miles totally looks like a Lao Wai (foreigner)! In other words, I’m more like daddy. Mommy is happy about it any way. 🙂

Social Media Baby - I'm on a horse!

Oh. I have started my super early education!!! Mommy downloaded Mandarin flashcard and the story of Monkey King  for iPad. They finally put their iPad in good use… and my tiger mom definitely puts a lot of hopes on me…

Here I’m listening to Monkey King story -Journey to the West! It looks I’m super interested in the story. 🙂

I’m a Little Panda 我是小熊猫

Miles grows up quickly. He is getting bigger and heavier. He just reached six weeks but already 10 pounds and outgrew NB and size 0-3 clothes! We have changed his diaper size to 1. His cheek is so chubby and lovely now and everyone want to give a kiss on his cute little face! 🙂

Of course, we always have photos for him. Most of his photos are sleeping photos so far. Last night, after putting on the cute panda outfit for the first time, which is the Christmas gift from Grandma Long, he had about 10 minutes active but not cranky moment to allow us capture some super adorable photos. We just can’t stop saying on every photo: oh, so cute… Look those adorable photos of Little Panda!

Also, Miles had his first happy bath today instead of screaming and crying while taking bath. He is definitely growing up and getting used to the world around him! 🙂 Every day is different!

Xiao Xiong Mao - Miles the Little PandaXiao Xiong Mao - Miles the Little Panda

Xiao Xiong Mao - Miles the Little PandaXiao Xiong Mao - Miles the Little Panda

Xiao Xiong Mao - Miles the Little PandaXiao Xiong Mao - Miles the Little Panda

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Happy Hours

Everyday late afternoon or early night, little Miles will become fussy and needy. He cries and screams, and we have to hold him and rock him for hours in order to calm him down. Through google, we know it’s somehow called “happy hours” when baby has his biological clock to be weakest time of the day. Babies become extreme vulnerable and so they express their feeling through crying, of course! I feel it’s the time that the parents need some drinks too so it got the name of  “Happy Hours”!

Whenever Happy Hours come, Miles almost drive us crazy by his endless and loud screaming. However, after after a few hours of struggling every day, looking at his little face with a light smile on his lips  in his sleep, our hearts are only full of love to him. It is part of parenting and we should really make a toast to cheer for our lovely and adorable baby Miles.

One Month Old

I’m one month old now! I gained quite a lot of weight and now 7.5 pounds. Daddy and Mommy are very happy about my weight gain although they have been exhausted every day, especially mommy…

Here are our new family portraits to celebrate my full month. Mom regrets that we didn’t do our first family portrait well in the hospital, so she wanted to make it up. You see, I’m much bigger and fill up. 🙂

Family Photos: Zac, Betty & Miles

Family Photos: Betty & Miles

Family Photos: Zac & Miles

Family Photos: Zac & Miles

My Baby Annoucement

Finally, Daddy and Mommy sent out my Baby announcement. Although I had so many lovely and cute photos, they want to do something special. They tried the idea to put me in a basket. I really hated it so I protested by crying out loud. And of course, daddy did not forget to put those huge camera lens by me and wish I can grow up to a photographer. I am so tiny comparing to Canon 70-200mm lens!

Miles Thinking About His Future with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L [Atlanta Newborn Photographer]

Finally, daddy and mommy picked the photo with Canon lens cap as my Baby Announcement card, titled Our little Photographer. Wish everyone will love it!

Miles Long and Canon Camera [Atlanta Newborn Photographer]

Miles Sleeping Soundly [Atlanta Newborn Photographer]

Miles Winston Long [Atlanta Newborn Photographer]

My First Bath

We have had a pretty busy week around here, I went back to the doctor’s office for a checkup on Monday to make sure I was gaining enough weight. I don’t think Mom needed to really ask the doctor, because I’m eating all of the time! Doctor Elliot was happy though because I gained 6 ounces in 5 days to bring me up to 5 pounds, 6 ounces! I’m still not up to my birth weight but I had a tough time eating those first days when Mom had no milk for me to drink! Now she is pumping and feeding me every couple of hours 🙂

Miles gets his first bath

The second exciting event I had this week was to get my first bath on Tuesday! Well I can say that I wasn’t too happy with the idea of getting wet. I’ve gone over a week without a bath, do I really need one now Mom and Dad???

Miles gets his first bath

On the bright side, it was pretty quick to get my bath. I took a dip in my new bathtub and then Mom and Grandma were ready to dry me off. Dad, why were you just walking around taking pictures???

Miles gets his first bath

Thanks Grandma for being there to dry me off!

Miles gets his first bath

Were these technically my first tears? I was pretty upset!

Miles gets his first bath

Next I got my hair brushed to make me look all handsome, not a haircut just yet but it’s something!

Styling Miles' hair after his first bath

Thanks Grandma!

Miles, Mom, and Grandma after his first bath

Mom was happy too!

Miles and Mom after his first bath

Don’t I look good with my clean hair and skin???

Miles all clean after his first bath