Sunday, July 29, 2012

Liam's Vacation Adventures Round I - Michigan

For a little guy, Liam has had a busy few months!  It started in May when he and I made our first trip to Michigan to visit with Grandma and Grandpa.  It was a busy few days, but such a wonderful visit!  We got to see lots of family and friends, who were kind enough to come to us rather than us taking him out and about.  Liam (and his mom!) had a wonderful trip to Michigan and are already looking forward to the next trip, hopefully this fall.  I was so busy visiting that I forgot to take pictures most of the time, but I managed to get a few of Liam and some of his fans.  I can't begin to list everyone we saw and everyone I should thank for such a wonderful visit.  Grandma and Grandpa deserve a huge round of Liam hugs though, for helping make the visit go so smoothly, for having so much on hand I didn't need to pack, for driving us back and forth to Detroit, and for just being all around wonderful :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Seven Months!

Another month has come and gone and Baby Lamb is growing like a weed!  The past month he's been learning all sorts of new tricks...he can sit up on his own, he can get himself into a sitting position from laying down, and he scootches everywhere!  He isn't quite crawling yet, but he's close.  The only direction he can't go is forward.  He's got backwards down solid, and between that and this nice spin move he has, he can pretty much get anywhere he wants to go.  On Sunday morning he found his toy basket and before I knew it, had all the toys out and spread all over everywhere :)

We don't have any teeth yet, but we are definitely in the teething process.  You can feel bumps and see where it's about to pop through there on the bottom middle.  As of yet he hasn't been TOO terribly fussy, and I am hoping we are lucky enough it stays that way. 

Liam loves his food!  So far we've been trying all sorts of fruits and vegetables, and there's very little he hasn't liked, or in some cases loved.  All of that eating is helping him keep growing, Jay say him on the scale last night and he was 20.0 pounds!  He's definitely gotten taller too.  And while he has some padding, he's also just a solid kid!  He's so interactive and loves to "talk" to you.  (Liam tells fabulous stories!).  He's lost his mullet (or mud flap as I also heard it referred to) and has hair!  He's turning into a little blue-eyed blonde boy, ready to be a heart-breaker. 

With that, here are a few of the pics of him and Mr. Monkey at 7 months.  It is now officially impossible to keep him still long enough to get a good photo with his toy!  I may have to start doing this when he's sleeping, although since he sleeps on his belly with his butt in the air, that may not make a good photo to see how he's grown ;)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Six months!

I'm determined to get Liam's 6 month post up before he turns 7 I'm going to sneak it in under the wire here.  The little guy is growing like a weed and is a solid kid!  At his six month appointment he was a happy, healthy little guy and handled his shots like a champ (as always). It's obvious that he's super smart and has a huge brain as his head continues to be in the 97th percentile! Over the past six months he grew almost 6 inches and is measuring in at 26 1/4 inches tall.  His weight was the big gainer though!  The last time we were at the doctor's was on May 12.  He was in the 11th percentile at 14 lbs 1 oz.  Six weeks later, he was up to 17 lbs 11 oz and the 54th percentile! At six months old, he was almost weighing the same as his cousin 9 months older than him :)

Here are his six month pictures with Mr. Monkey.  He's just so big!  I am absolutely amazed at how fast these first six months have gone.  Every day is an adventure with Liam, and we are so blessed.  It doesn't hurt that he's turned in to a really good sleeper too, and never fails to greet you with a smile.  Before I know it though, he'll be 1...and then starting school, and then off to college.  How fast the time flies!

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6 months...look how I've grown!