Sunday, February 3, 2013

Month 10

10 months old! Only two short months until my little sweet pea is a year! How the heck did that go by so fast? Liam is so smart & has spent this month showing us just how smart he is! He can clap his hands & starts to if you just whisper the words "patty cake". He'll even throw his hands up in the air for the "throw it in the oven" line. He stands on his own for seconds at a time, until he realizes he's standing. He'll run across the room with his friendly dinosaur scooter/walker. He loves dancing to music especially when Dad is playing it on his guitar. If you sing him a song he'll join in and start singing too(in his own baby language). He loves playing with his toys and can keep himself entertained in his play area forever. He also loves getting into the kitchen cupboards and pulling everything out onto the floor. He also loves his books. He pulls them out of their shelf & on to the floor where he turns the pages and talks to himself. His favorites are Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Tubby & Spot's Toys. He's also finally decoded that he likes food! I was worried that he'd want to strictly nurse forever! Now he loves food. He'll gobble down pretty much anything I give him, except bananas for some reason. Another exciting thing for this month! Little top teeth nubbies have begun to poke through! I think he's got FOUR top teeth coming in!! He's definitely still very shy. When he meets someone new, he buries his face into mom's chest or shoulder. It's pretty much the cutest thing ever. This month he weighs in at a whopping 25 lbs and is 30 inches tall.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Month 9!

Around the beginning of month nine, we went on a long 18 day family trip to Seattle where we stayed with Liam's Great grandpa Ben. Like most grandpa's houses, there was no internet, so All I could do was snap some pictures a few days before the 9 month mark & decided to write about month 9 & 10 together when I had a chance after the holiday madness cleared.
When Cody came home from his month & a half deployment, he was very surprised to see Liam crawling full speed around the house & pulling himself up on everything. At first Liam as a little shy around dad & wasn't really sure what to think of him. The first night he didn't want to go to sleep, because he didn't understand why there was another person in our bed. He just kept crawling over to Cody & slapping at him. Eventually he warmed up and got used to his dad again.
Month nine was really fun because it Liam was so exploratory. It was really fun to watch him investigate everything. His little wheels were always turning and he was into everything. One of my favorite things to do was to follow him around the house and let him get into supervised mischief. If it got a little risky, I'd just redirect him to something safer. Liam had his first encounter with pets over Christmas. Most of our family members had small dogs and Liam was fascinated! He'd follow them around just observe. Sometimes if he was feeling brave he'd reach out and tug at an ear, or try to grab a wagging tail. In Seattle He also met lots of family members every day. He sat on a lot of different laps and went to a lot of different houses. As a result, he was a little extra attached to his momma for a while. If I was out of sight, he'd fuss and follow me and usually wanted to be held or worn in his carrier. He started doing this cute thing, which he still does- If I'm carrying him & he's introduced to a new person, he'll shyly lay his head against my chest, or sometimes bury his face into my chest.
 Month nine began five days before Liam's first Christmas. Cody and I had such a blast picking out Christmas presents for Liam. We might have gone a little crazy at Barnes & Noble. They happen to have THEE best kid stuff. I got him a doggy puppet, a little grocery bag filled with crunchy, rattling  felt groceries, a little house with miniature, sound making stuffed pets, mega blocks and lots of books because he loves board books! He got all kinds of cool toys from everyone else too, which is great because he is at the age where he really notices and appreciates toys and books. I don't think he got a Christmas present that he does not play with regularly.

Here are some pictures from the month:)

Liam on the airplane:
 Liam getting into grandpa's pantry:
 Liam at Lake City Safeway & all bundled up for the cold Seattle weather:
 Liam & grandpa playing with his Weebles:
 Liam & grandpa:
 Accidental videos :P Liam & Dad at Pike's Market

 Liam & Daddy at Pike's.
 Liam & Santa!
 We drove down to Oregon for a night & got to hang out with Grandma Missy & Grandma Linda, Aunt Janna, Dayna & Cousin Tommy!
 Aunt Dayna with Cousin Tommy
 Went to eat Pizza at Papa's Pizza (the place mom had most of her childhood birthday parties)
 Gramma & Liam
 Liam on Christmas
 Visiting Uncle Jake!
 Playing with Uncle Jake

 Playing with Papa!

 Wearing Papa's glasses.
 Liam really loved his Uncle Logan! Warmed up to him the most out of anyone:)
 Christmas dinner! Mom made all of the sides & Dad made the ham!
 Mom hanging out while Liam gets into trouble :)
 Liam & Sailor boy.

 Opening presents
 Hanging out with Uncle Shawn
 Liam & Logan

Friday, November 23, 2012

8 Months!

No one told me I'd be in some kind of hyper speed time warp after having a baby! HOW is my little guy eight months old already? I'm pretty sure he was a newborn 3 minutes ago... I just tried to swaddle him, but he kicked me in the face.
Month eight! Cody is deployed, so little pookie & I are on our own this month and have been getting lots of one on one time! At first it was difficult not having a helper at the end of the day or on weekends, but I've gotten the hang of it now & I'm a pro single mama. Liam is a little adventurer! I'm starting to wonder if Danger should have been his middle name because he is getting into everything! This month he'd rather stand than sit & is cruising along the edges of furniture and finally has the ability to get a hold of all of the fun, naughty stuff that was once out of reach. If I take my eye off of him for a second he quickly hones in on the most dangerous thing in the room & goes for it! He can spot a reciept on the floor from a mile away! And if you leave a cup of coffee on the coffee table, you better believe it will soon be all over the floor and all over Liam. You'd think I would be driven crazy by all of this but I honestly am pretty entertained by it. I can't help but laugh at my curious little guy. He also loves to touch my face & quietly babble.  He likes to try to share his binky or toys by trying to put them in my mouth (usually covered in his own drool- lucky me).When he's tired he likes to grab his feet & fold in half. I don't know why someone would be comfortable like that, but he is. He also grabs his ears when he's sleepy. A few times he has stood up without the support of a couch for about 2-4 seconds & I was over-the-moon excited.
Every second with Liam is fun. He's always doing something cute or silly & I am endlessly enamored with him. 

{New developments for Month 8}
Weight: 23lbs, 29Height:in<-give or take! Hard to keep him still enough to measure!

  • crawls with belly off the floor
  • pulls up to stand on everything!
  • cruises on furniture

More Photos & Videos from this month!
Playing with toys:

Skyping with dad:

& a few from Halloween:

 Liam LOVES story time! He'll sit quietly & politely on my lap if we're reading. Especially his "wheels on the bus" pop up book! He LOVES it. Once I came back into the livingroom after stepping out for a second & he was standing up on the side of the couch & flipping through the pages :)
 He met his uncle Kyle:
 Out for a walk with mom: