The past 5 months was full of adventures and family fun from Christmas, Bush/Woodall/Barrett annual Beaver Creek Ski trip, Valentines Day, my parents visit, and Easter. Over this time Liam went from being a baby you hold in your arms to a mobile active bigger baby on his way any day now to be a toddler.
Liam is very active, around 6 months old he began to stand against furniture and use it to side step around the living room. It seems he no longer wants to army crawl and roll as way of mobility, but rather go from one piece of furniture to another. When he does get up on his hands and knees I call him towards me, he will move one hand and knee forward and then sit back on his bum or try to do a downward dog into a standing position. He is so determined to walk and we believe he is going to just skip crawling all together and go right to walking. Lets just say he has become an excellent side stepper! These pics show him making his way around the room via exer-saucer.
L has been teething since he was 4 months old. It started with one of the front bottom teeth and then it seemed like overnight he had all his top and bottom teeth, except molars. Due to this there was a couple of rough nights sleep because he was in pain with all those little teeth coming in at once, poor little guy. But since he has most of his teeth his sleep is back on track for the most part. He goes to bed around O's bedtime and is asleep by 8:30 pm. He wakes up as early as 6 am or as late as 8:30 am. I love the mornings when it is close to 8! :) I won't lie there is some random nights were he wakes up at 3 am. He also takes a nap in the afternoon from 1:00-4:30 pm, which is very similar to the schedule O was on at this age. Thank the heavens we have children that are relatively good sleepers, we feel like we won the lottery on that one.
|Liam playing with my hairdressers son while I get my hair done|
He is also an ever growing little guy, for a long time now he has been wearing 9-12 months clothing. Although due to his increased activity level he has tapered off on gaining weight. He has even lost some baby fat in his legs, which makes me sad, but at least he fits into pj legs better. Today at his 9 month checkup on his 10 B-Day (oops, I forgot to set up an appointment) he weighed 21 lbs., which is only two more lbs. than he weighed at his February check up. Putting him in the 49% for weight, now he is just average, ha! Although for height and head circumference he is still way above average with 29 1/2 (78%) height and 18 1/2 (86%) for head. Cha has been concerned of the size and shape of L's head, but the pediatrician said he looks fine and that size is based on genetics, ahhem...Daddy's big head. ;)
Overall L is progressing as he should and is right on track. We couldn't be happier and are truly blessed to have this special boy in our life! He is simply a ray of sunshine!