Sunday, June 26, 2005

First Swim!

It was a very nice day today so we decided to fill up Liam's pool. We got the pool ready with nice warm water and got our little man all dressed in his swim trunks. We were so excited - Liam, not so much...

Saturday, June 25, 2005

5 Months Old!!

Liam turned 5 months old yesterday. Where is the time going??? It seems like just a few days ago that I was posting about him turning 4 months!

Liam is doing really well. He has learned how to roll over both ways (just started front to back yesterday) and is practising sitting. He is getting cereal and 1/3 to 1/2 of a jar of fruits or veggies twice a day. He eats sweet potatoes, carrots, squash, peaches, applesauce and fresh bananas. Sleeping is great- he goes down at about 7:00 - 7:30pm and gets up for the day around 8:00 - 8:30am. (He does still wake up twice during the night). Playing with his toys on the floor and jumping in his jumperoo are his favourite activities, and you should see him go NUTS when his Daddy comes home every day! He's a wonderful, happy little boy!

Practising sitting...

We've been practising sitting and Liam does fairly well. He can balance with his hands in front and sit for about a minute!

Toes are so much fun!!

It was much easier to change Liam's diaper before he found his toes...

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Happy Father's Day!!

Liam made his Daddy a cute keepsake shirt for his first Father's Day. (Okay, I helped a bit...)

You're kidding me, right Mom??

Hey, we've got to keep his little head from rolling around somehow!

A Major Discovery

This week Liam discovered his toes. All thoughts of practising rolling have been put aside so that a full effort can be made in toe exploration. It's very cute, but it does make bedtime somewhat difficult - it's hard to sleep when there are fabulous playthings at the end of your legs!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Just a quick note...

I have enabled "Anonymous Posting" so that anyone can leave a comment on the blog. I didn't realise it wasn't on until several people told me they were unable to leave comments - for this I apologise. If you are reading, I'd love to hear from you! All I ask is that you put your name at the end of the post so I know you've been by!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Roll over! Roll over!

Liam rolled over all by himself for the first time this afternoon! He rolled from back to front - he got his arm pinned underneath him but he was all the way over! Of course, this is the one time I didn't take a picture (Derek was using the camera for a video) but I'll take one and post it soon. Now we have to work on going from front to back!

Friday, June 10, 2005

Just doing some baby laundry...

Photo Studio

Yesterday I decided to play "Photo Studio" with Liam. I draped a sheet and tried to take some cool pictures. Needless to say - it didn't really work out.

First, he wouldn't stop trying to eat the sheet...

Then, we had some issues with drool...

Finally, Liam decided he didn't want to play "Photo Studio" any more...

All that said, we did get a few not too bad pictures out of it...

Check out the chubby boy!

Monkey Boy!

I think our little boy is officially becoming a monkey!

So Tired

Monday, June 06, 2005

Baby Bums and Itty Bitty Feet

I just love babies in nothing but a diaper!

Feeding Time at the Zoo

This little boy loves his food, but man what a mess! He can't eat without getting his fingers in there too - then he rubs it all over his face. I even find carrots up his nose!

Wake Up Call

Liam has learned a new trick for sleeptime. Just in case we don't hear his cry, Liam also thumps his feet against the mattress just to make sure we know he is awake.

Attack of the Toys!

Liam loves to play with toys now. He'll pick them up if they are lying beside him or placed on his chest and they go straight into his mouth! I have to laugh though because he hasn't figured out yet that he can also grab things off his face. He'll put something in his mouth, let it go, and then make a fuss because it is sitting on his face and he can't get it off!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

4 Month Appointment

Yesterday Liam had his 4 month appointment. He now weighs - drumroll, please - 18 lbs 4 oz! I actually have to say I was a little disappointed. After months of gaining 2-3 pounds he only gained a bit over 1 pound this time. (He was 17 lbs 5 oz at 3 months but was wearing jeans and a heavy jacket - this time he just had shorts and a t-shirt) The doctor says he looks to be a very happy and healthy baby!

Here's Liam hanging out in his Pack n' Play this afternoon: