Liam at 10 Months

Taken On: 8/13/2013

10 Months

Weighing in at: 18.8 lbs

Length: 29 1/4 inches

Favorite Food: Not too much A.R. Enfamil now.  Our little munchkin really enjoys the homemade food that  mommy and daddy make.  Right now, he really likes chicken, strawberries, peaches, and still loves those sweet potatoes.  We also give him frozen watermelon cubes for his uncomfortable teething moments.

Words: Still mama, dada, and more cooing and babbling.  He does this a lot when he opens his books.

Nicknames: My little love buggy bug, love bug, munchkin, and Bulldog one zero.  Tim gave Liam this nickname because he crawls like a bulldog. And the one zero stands for 10 months.  Good one Tim!

Liam’s 3 Top Picks: Hardcover books, wooden alphabet blocks, and his FunKeys

Baby Got Skills:   Liam has reached a total of 12 steps!!  He’s moving quick and we can’t keep up.  He holds onto his toys and other objects around the house.  He likes to play tug-a-war sometimes.  He claps his hands and pulls himself up on furniture, stands up alone,  picks up very small objects, and drinks his sippy cup solo.  Annnd he loves to open drawers!!  Especially the the draw in the kitchen that has all the zip lock bags.  Those always end up on the floor.

Enjoys: Sneaking up the stairs, playing tug-a-war with Cookie and her toy rope, being outside, splashing in the water, playing in the kitchen- as soon as he hears us open the dishwasher he comes bulldoging in and hangs out on the rack.  Not sure why, but he loves it!

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Liam at 9 Months

Taken On: 7/31/2013

( At 9 1/2 months)

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Weighing in at: 18.7lbs

Length: 28 1/2 inches

Favorite Food: A.R. Enfamil and homemade sweet potatoes, ground chicken, potatoes, pears, blueberries, watermelon cubes, zucchini, broccoli, mum mums,

Words: Dadda and Mamma.  Lots of cooing too!  For monkey he says, “kee”

Nicknames: love buggy bug, love bug, munchkin

Liam’s 3 Top Picks: cold ice cubes tied in a small cloth, Banana Mum Mum’s, remote controls

Baby Got Skills:   At 9 1/2 months baby Liam took his first 2 steps!!  He can stand on his own, pull up to a standing position, sit, take a couple of steps, holds onto objects, clap hands, drink from sippy cup, say mamma and dada, pick up objects, open and close drawers, play tug a war.

Enjoys: Climbing into suitcases…still, loves watching Baby 1st TV, banging toys or remotes on our coffee table, crawling everywhere, standing on his own, pool time, sneaking up the stairs, and sticking his hand in the doggy bowl.

Liam at 8 Months

Taken On: 6/13/2013

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Weighing in at: 17.09lbs

Length: 28 1/2 inches

Favorite Food: A.R. Enfamil and homemade sweet potatoes, green beans, ground turkey, and asparagus.  He is also loving the organic Baby Mum Mums, which are genius!

Words: Daddy, Mamma, and gibberish.  He likes to look at his toys and babble away.

Nicknames: My nickname to him is my “lovey dovey love buggy bug” (i know it’s weird)  Tim calls him “quit”  ALOT because he’s all over the place: slapping, chewing on stuff, pulling Tim’s hair, knocking down glasses, etc.

Liam’s 3 Top Picks: Cold metal spoon, Musical Activity Walker, Bright Starts Having a Ball Giggables

Baby Got Skills:   Liam does not like to lay down anymore.  He flips in a second and starts moving.  He loves to stand and walk using his activity walker or walk/cruise holding onto furniture, he rakes up the smallest objects he can find and pinches it with his fingers, he can sit up on his own,  he plays tug-a-war with cookie using her rope.  I also saw him stand alone for about 20 seconds not holding onto anything.  He’s a brave little guy…and strong.

Enjoys: Pool time, still loves to dance,  smile,  walk, and bite on cords and tags.  He especially loves to climb on anything he can get his hands on, e.g. my suitcase and cardboard boxes.

Liam at 6 Months

Taken On: 04/17/13

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Weighing in at: 16lbs 4oz

Length:  27 inches

Favorite Food: A.R. Enfamil and homemade Applesauce, Bananas, Peas, Rice, Potato, and Carrots

Words: Squealing and giggling as always.  And now the little munchkin is talking gibberish!

Nicknames: Scoot and Squeak and sometimes I like to call him My Lovey Dovey Love Bug

Liam’s 3 Top Picks: An empty water bottle, wooden toy horse and zebra , Munchkin Sea Squirt Bath Toys

Baby Got Skills: Baby Liam can sit, turn his head in direction of our voices, stand up holding on to something (the couch usually), pick up dropped objects, he can put one foot in front of the other when  we walk holding his hands, creeps, scoots, and squeals.  He also rocks back and forth on hands and knees. throws and holds on tight to objects.

Enjoys: pulling on wires, chewing on blanket and pillow tags, and scooting on the floor all day everyday!!!  This baby is going to start crawling soon!

Liam at 5 Months

Taken On: 03-09-13

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Weighing in at: 14lbs 2oz

Length:  26 inches

Favorite Food:  A.R. Enfamil

Words: Lots of squealing in delight! Ah-goo’s and babbling.  He is so close to saying da-da, ma-ma

Nicknames: Wittle Babeeee, Porky

Liam’s 3 Top Picks: Jumperoo Rainforest, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?Bumbo Seat and Tray

Baby Got Skills: Liam can hold his head up, raise his chest when he is on his stomach (almost like he is doing a push-up), reach and grab LOTS of objects, lots of smiling and squealing, rolls over in seconds, turns his head when we call his name or if he hears any other voices, moves lots of his toys while on his play mat, and can bear weight on his chubby legs while standing straight up. He is soooo close to crawling.  As of now, he rocks back and forth trying to crawl.  Liam does manage to get around from his play mat to the carpet.

Enjoys: The sunshine during our walks, loves being around other people (he has a smile for everyone), and still enjoys his Jumperoo…ALOT!

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Liam at 2 Months

 Taken On: 12-11-12

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Weighing in at: 10lbs 16oz

Length:  23 3/4 in

Favorite Food: Nutramigen by Enfamil

Words: Lots of cooing and squealing!

Nicknames: Wittle Babeeee & Bobble Nugget

Liam’s 3 Top Picks: Bear Sleep n Play (blue), Monkey Bouncer, and Buff Baby Dumbell Rattle

Baby Got Skills: He is beginning to roll over, grasp objects (he loves his dumbell rattle!), and smile spontaneously

Liam’s First Thanksgiving

This year was my first Thanksgiving in California.  Usually I fly back home to Texas to visit the family, but since our bundle of joy is too young to travel, we decided to spend the holiday at Tim’s mom’s house in Ventura.  I made a cranberry orange cake and a broccoli cheese casserole.   First time I’ve EVER made something for Thanksgiving.  Don’t judge.  I am not Betty Crocker and I still, till this day, don’t know how to make a damn turkey.  I’ll leave that up to my husband for the following turkey days ;).

It’s Movember….hence the beard.
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My first broccoli cheese casserole.  I still think my aunt Christina makes is waaaay better.
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Liam, not quite interested in football just yet.
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My first cranberry orange bread.  Actually, this was my second attempt.  The night before was the first trial run.  It didn’t turn out good, so I woke up really early Thanksgiving morning and searched for another recipe.  This one was the winner!! It’s probably because it asks for buttermilk and 6 tablespoons of butter, the ingredients that make all desserts taste better.
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Tim’s ma, Sharon

Liam at 1 Month

 Taken On: 11-11-12

Weighing in at: 8 lbs 8oz

Length: 22 inches

Favorite Food: Breast Milk 🙂

Words: Liam makes baby zombie sounds. No words yet, but Tim and I are in a race to see if Liam says daddy or mommy first.

Nicknames: GDub (short for Glow Worm) and Nugget

Liam’s 3 Top Picks: Wubba Nub Green Frog, California Baby Calming Lotion, and aden + anais swaddle blankets

Baby Got Skills: Liam can lift his head about 45 degrees during tummy time.Loud burps and milk mustaches… Oh, and let’s not forget the endless crying.