This week our lives completely changed! We are so excited to announce the birth of our son, Milo Payton! We are so incredibly grateful for his safe and early arrival! He gets to be ours because of his birth mother’s unconditional love for him. We will be sharing his birth story soon! Milo, you are so loved!
Milo Payton // 12 Days Old
He loves eating & sleeping and no matter how good the swaddle, his hands always find his face. He crosses his legs and arms most of the time but is finally starting to stretch out.
His grunt/talk is the cutest thing Will and I have ever heard. He doesn’t really like posing for photos but will have to get used to it because I want to capture everything. Being his mom is the best thing!
Milo Payton // 20 Days
He is awake now for most of the day and his little blue eyes melt my heart. He is eating like a champ and has already surpassed his birth weight. His favorite place to fall asleep is in our arms. He really dislikes being flat on his back and protests every single diaper change. I literally can’t stop kissing his adorable face!
Milo Payton // One Month Old
We had his one month check up today and this healthy boy has grown so much!! Weighing in at 7lb & 9 oz and measuring 20in long, he finally fills out his newborn clothes! Milo loves eating, sleeping, and his Ryan and Rose pacifier. His little hands grab onto my shirt and arm when he is being held.
He has peed on his face 4 times and toots all the time. This month has been completely exhausting, but this little guy makes it all totally worth it! We are so excited to see how you grow. It is a joy to be your mom! Milo, you are so loved!
Milo Payton // 50 Days Old
50 days of being your mom and dad. 50 days of sleepless nights and endless cuddles. 50 days of falling in love with you completely. You are so curious and aware of the world around you. You smiled at me for the first time and my heart melted. You make the cutest noises when you are happy.
We love you more than anything else in this world!
Milo Payton // Two Months Old
You have gone up a size in clothes (0-3), ounces (4), diapers (1) and bottle nipples (1). You weigh at least 9 lbs! You had your first bath and you kicked your legs with pure delight!
You are starting to see the world and your blue eyes curiously soak it all in. Eating is still your favorite thing! You are growing up so fast and we just fall in love with you more and more everyday!
Milo Payton // First Flight
Milo had his two month check up yesterday and he now weighs 10lb 4oz, is 22 inches long, and had his 2 month vaccinations! He is a wiggly, smiley, & growing boy who is quickly becoming a seasoned traveler. His first flight was 2 hours and he slept the entire time
Milo Payton // Three Months Old
Your dad and I cannot believe how much you have grown in just three months! You are over 12 pounds of cuddly, smiley, & loveable chub. You have been sleeping on your own in your nursery for almost a month now and are sleeping 6+ hours at night making mummy and daddy very happy!
You love to look at your mobile and talk. You smile in your sleep, which is the only time that you are not moving. You have brought so much joy into our lives sweet boy. We love how you look at us with your beautiful blue eyes and smile at us with the most gorgeous smile. You are so incredibly loved.
Milo Payton // 4 months old.
He is sleeping 12 hours at night, with one dream feed, and is taking 3-4 naps during the day. He is eating less milk (and not throwing up hardly at all) and is overall a rested and happy baby. He has grown so much that he is up a size in clothes and diapers.
He has totally found his voice with cooing and talking but also screaming when he is hungry or tired. He laughs when we tickle him and he smiles back at us non-stop. He loves to grab onto things and play with them and is constantly chomping on his hands.
He is always kicking his legs and loves to sleep cuddled up with his giraffe pacifier ‘Ginny’. We are still pinching ourselves that we get to be his parents. Milo Payton, you are so loved.
Milo Payton // First Fall
This handsome boy gets cuter every single day. Milo had his four month check up and weighed in at 13lbs 2oz! He is growing so well and has begun to roll onto his side. His smile lights up when he sees us! I can’t wait to enjoy all my fall favorites with him this year!
Milo Payton // 5 Months Old
This sweet boy gets cuter every single day. Five months old and he already has a lot to say. Milo coos and laughs all the time. He has started blowing raspberries and can roll onto his side if he sees something he wants. His hands are always in his mouth and his feet still kick nonstop.
His face lights up every time he sees us. He loves laying on his play mat and his soft crinkly book. Tummy time is so much fun as he can now push up his huge head with his arms. We fall in love with him more every single day.
Milo Payton // First Halloween
“It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons” -JR Tolkien
Milo is definitely the cutest dragon and life with him is the greatest adventure.
This sweet boy is starting to show his personality. He is so happy, chats non-stop, and has the cutest giggle! Milo still really loves milk but is also enjoying pumpkin, pear and butternut squash. He still hates the car seat but listening to Greatest Showman soundtrack helps makes car journeys better. He is starting to roll on his side and loves reading books with Granny. He is so incredibly loved.
Milo Payton // Six Months Old
This past month has been a month of first for you. Eating solids for the first time, blowing raspberries so much you soak through your onesie, and rolling from your tummy to your back. You follow sounds, hold your bottle, and move your arms and legs constantly.
This is also the month you fought naps and woke up in the middle of the night again to eat. You love your doggies and giggle every time you see them. You smile at everyone, but your face lights up when you see daddy or me. You throw your head and arms back dramatically when you are upset.
Your hands are always in your mouth and you love grabbing my hair (and anything else you can snag!) We are still so incredibly honored to call you our son. We love you so much.
Milo Payton // 7 Months Old
This has been our favorite month yet. Milo is officially rolling all over the place. He gets easily frustrated if he can’t quite reach something, but he’s learning how to move.
He is constantly making noises that range from giggles to high-pitch screeches. He can feed himself from a food pouch (and gets mad if you try to help him ) and is eating lots of new foods. He still loves sweet potatoes and apples the best and he extremely dislikes avocado.
Milo is sleeping really well during the day but still likes to party a couple times at night. He has grown so much and now weighs in at 17 pounds! We love him so incredibly much!
Milo Payton // Eight Months Old
What a month! Milo got to celebrate his first Christmas and New Year’s Eve! He also met two of his cousins for the first time...all the way from England! He is rolling everywhere and has just started pushing up onto his knees...he will be crawling any day now.
He can finally pick up pieces of food, put them in his mouth and chew! Still no teeth! He is still as independent as ever and does not like being fed. He is finally sleeping through the night again and Will and I are so thankful! He was sick over Christmas but is finally back to his happy, chatty, and overjoyed self.
He still has so much to say and wants to be with us all the time. We fall in love with him more and more every single day. We love you Milo Payton
Keep Calm...we are going to England
Milo Payton // Nine Months Old
Our sweet boy has grown so much over the past nine months. He weighs 19 pounds (tripling his birth weight) and is wearing 9-12 months clothes. He is officially sitting on his own, crawling on his hands and knees and pushing up his legs to bear walk.
He is getting into everything and loves his Slumberkins sloth and the Apple TV remote 🤦🏼♀️. He is so active, constantly moving and talking. He is finally sleeping through the night, eating all the food and is the happiest, most dramatic baby ever. We love you so much Milo 👶🏻❤️🙌🏻🎉✨🙏🏻
Milo Payton // Ten Months Old
This has been our biggest month yet! Milo went on his first trip to England and met all his cousins and family. We got to explore or favorite places! On that trip he officially started crawling.
Milo is getting into everything! He crawls so fast and can even pull up to standing. His favorite place to escape is the dog beds.
He still makes lots of noises and screeches, but now he also says “Dada” and “Mama”. He has gotten a bit shy but warms up pretty quickly to new people. He is so incredibly social.
Milo loves to eat and his favorites are scrambled eggs, bananas, spaghetti bolognese, sweet potatoes, and apple sauce pouches. He gets extremely hangry already!
Milo also has fun playing in his playroom. He can take toys out of the tubs, throw and chase balls, and make a huge mess incredibly quickly.
He is growing so fast and we love seeing his personality, determination and silly nature develop. He is such a joy and we are so blessed to call him son.
Milo Payton // Eleven Months Old
This past month you have become such a little man with the biggest personality. You chat nonstop and love playing in your playroom (as long as we are near). Playing for you consists of dumping everything out and it brings you so much joy.
You got your first two teeth and you were not very happy about that. You are standing up and moving along everything. Nothing is far from your reach. You still crawl in your own funny way but you are so determined to get everywhere. You started dancing and waving hello.
This month you said your second word (Mama!) and you say it when you want to be held. You love throwing balls and chasing them and have learned to push toy cars around the room.
Your laugh and your scrunched up smile are our favorites. We love you so much Milo and love the little boy you are growing up to be.
Milo Payton // Twelve Months Old
This has been the most exciting and most challenging month. You are crawling and standing and in everything. You can now say “mama”, “dada”, “dog” and “ball”. You want to be right near us but also you love to explore. Being outside with dirt, sticks and rocks is your absolute favorite. You love to dance and listen to music in the car (you scream if I turn it off).
Your favorite time of the day is when Daddy comes home from work. You eat so well and feed yourself like a big boy. Your tantrums are definitely intense but it shows us how passionate, sensitive and determined you are. Your have also discovered a new range to your screeching and it is really high pitched. We LOVE that haha.
You are standing on your own now and you pump your arms in excitement. You haven’t taken any steps yet but it won’t be long til you do. You have three teeth and one about to pop through. Teething is your least favorite activity.
Balls and cars are your favorite toys. You love that they roll and you throw them everywhere and anywhere and chase them.
Milo Payton, this past year has been such a joy seeing you grow. We are so excited for all that you have learned and all that you will become. Being your parents is our greatest honor and joy. We love you so much. Happy Birthday Sweet boy.