Thursday, December 27, 2012

Liam Turns ONE!

It has been one year since Liam Wallace entered this world and joined our family and made our lives even more joyful.  I have a very hard time believing that it has been a year already, and when I look at how much he has changed and grown and learned over this past year, I'm simply amazed.  We are so blessed to have such a sweet, happy and loving little boy.  Liam is always smiling, and loves both books and computers (taking after both his parents!).  He's quick with a high-five, always up for a snack, and loves to share his Cheerios with Harley. 

So where are we now?  Liam has 4 teeth (3 on bottom, 1 on top and another 1 on top so close to popping through!).  He's toddling around and while crawling gets him there faster, he's starting to prefer to walk.  He babbles and tells fabulous stories.  He loves to Skype and play peek-a-boo (even if he has to play it by himself).  His new favorite things are forts and he loves to see if you are paying attention when he heads over to try to tip over the dog's water and eat her food.  The kid eats like a HORSE and there are very few things he doesn't like.  Broccoli appears to be a favorite :)  He loves to play with his cousins and adores his grandparents.  Liam has always been a bit of a Daddy's boy and still lights up when he sees Jay.  He now also adds a "dada" to the smile. 

Right now he isn't a very happy boy as early this morning we had our well-baby check, including 3 shots and a finger prick blood draw.  It's been a rough go since then, but I'm hoping the birthday improves for my monkey.  A bottle and some Tylenol already seems to be helping, now we'll settle in for some of his favorite PBS shows and some cereal. 

We got our measurements today, and I thought I'd so a little comparison :)

Then:                                                                                            Now:
7 lbs 12 oz                                                                                     23 lbs 6 oz (80th percentile)
20.5 inches                                                                                    29.75 inches (47th percentile)
a big head :)                                                                                  19.25 inches (99th percentile)

I'm so excited to see what changes and adventures this next year brings.  This past year has been the most wonderful, exhausting, amazing and unbelievable experience.  Our little monkey is growing up to be a special kid, and I can't wait to see that continue.

Just a few more photos from his one year photos/family photo shoot earlier this month:

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