Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy 7 Month Birthday Liam

Dear Liam,

    Today you are 7 months old. It has been a quick month and a very fun month. You have changed so much over these short four weeks, you are doing more, seeing more, interacting more, talking more, and believe it or not smiling even more, oh and did i mention mobile!


   You have officially slept every single night of the last month in your crib. We had a rough few nights while you were adjusting but now you seem to love sleeping in your room. You have a rainforest sound machine that we play while you fall asleep and it gets you ever time. During the day i will sit you in your crib and turn the light and motion on with the sound and song setting and you just sit there, absolutely transfixed on it, breaking away ever so often to catch  my gaze and smile and laugh with excitement over your toy…like you are saying to me “Mama look this thing is so neat!”

  You are an independent sitting pro now a days. You can sit, reach for toys or your paci and sit back up. You are able to support yourself with your hands if you are loosing your balance in order to sit back up. You are still working on learning that you can’t turn all the way around without falling backwards or that reaching too far will cause you to topple over; you got your first boo boo this month as a battle wound to this fact.

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   The biggest news this month…yesterday you became mobile! Truly mobile….help me..Mama was exhausted at the end of day one. Liam i just need to know…. why is it that the tv, electrical cords, remotes, video game controllers, and laptops are so much cooler than ALL your toys! I swear if the sight of an electronic item catches your eye you will be at it within seconds, then i put your all the way at the other side of the room and you go straight back for it, over and over and over again.

   The first time you really crawled was in Mama and Papa’s bedroom while i was getting ready. I was sitting doing my hair and you were in the middle of the room playing. The next thing i know there you were trying to pull yourself up onto my lap. So  i put you back and watched you to see if you’d come back and how exactly you got over there. So you got up on all fours and crawled; one hand, one knee in front of the other crawled; you did look like you had a few too many drinks but you did it. The rest of the day you were doing a combination of a drunk crawl (sorry but it is the best way to describe it) and a really fast army crawl. Here is a video of you from yesterday doing the army crawl/the worm.

   You love playing with toys. Your favorites right now are your orange teether ball (you laugh so hard when we squirt the air at you with it), the ABC duck, baby piano, fisher price radio, lots o’ links (or any necklace i am wearing), giggling Elmo, ring around the treetop toy, and picture book. You are starting to learn cause in effect by pressing buttons purposefully to turn on the repetitive songs toy.


You are still a doorway jumper-aholic. You have become quite wild in there. You learned  how to jump forwards and back and then lift your legs so that you swing.

You love to play in the bathtub! You splash around and laugh hysterically at the fish when i squirt you with it. We have so much fun during bath time. You also found another ‘toy’ to play with during bath time…we’ll just leave it at that and say that we try to keep lots of real toys in there to distract you. Yesterday we bought you a alligator baby pool. I can’t wait until we are about to use it and play outside in the water.


You love to eat and love all foods. After your 6 month well baby appointment we got the go ahead to let you eat meats and dinners. You have pretty much had everything and loved it all. You eating and napping pattern right now is a 7oz bottle at 7 when you wake up, a 4 oz bottle around 8 before you nap, brunch at 10 of a jar of fruit baby food (your favorite is peaches and apples with blueberries), 4 ounce bottle at 12, nap until 2, between 2 and 3 we usually have a snack of puffs, baby umm umms or fruit in your fresh food feeder (you love watermelon, grapes, strawberries and bananas), 4 ounce bottle at 4, dinner at 6 of a jar of dinner (chicken and veggies with rice or noodles, turkey and sweet potaotes, mac and cheese with veggies, ect.) and vegetable and a half jar of a “dessert” (fruit), then a 6 ounce bottle before bed at 8. You have tried a few table foods, just a little and just for fun, and loved them. You’ve had a cereal breakfast bar, ravioli, homemade waffles, and lime chips with guacamole.


You have been so happy this month and just loving life. Honestly going into public with you is quite an adventure. You try to make friends with everyone, whether or not they are looking at you you smile ear to ear at them and when a luck one meets eyes with you you get so excited, start kicking your feet and smiling so hard. You also like to “talk”to people and more times than not shoppers at the other end of the store can hear your “conversation”…you are loud but so entertaining.

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No doctors appointment this month, we won’t be back there until the end of July. We weighed you at home and you are over 19 pounds now and solid (just like your Dad). You are wearing 9 month and some 12 month clothes and still a size 3 diaper. You wore out your first pair of footie pj’s this month; all that learning to crawl takes a toll on cotton.


It has been such a fun month and I know from here on out it is just going to keep getting more fun, scary with you being mobile and a dare devil but fun. I can’t wait for what next month has in store…including the summer weather and a playgroup!!!



Look at how you’ve grown…. (wow you got tall this month!)


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