Friday, October 28, 2011

Still Jumping

So here we are almost 3 months after we first introduced Liam to his jumper and he is still completely obsessed. I thought for sure this phase would have slowed by now, but it is really the only sure fire toy we have. When he is fussy, the exersaucer (which Josh and i have renamed the ES 5000) or toys on the floor can be very hit or miss. BUT no matter what, without fail, if you put him in the door hanging jumper or even the jumper that sits on the floor he goes crazy! I love that we have a little active boy, but this is out of control. I recently read that I should not keep him in these for longer than 30 minutes....good thing I read that because I think I could leave Liam in them all day long and he would be the happiest boy on the planet.

I thought I would share Liam's excitement by showing you a video of him bouncing in his floor bouncer. Ah, don't you wish the simple act of jumping could make you this happy?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Patchin'

Today we took Liam to his first ever pumpkin patch. I'm pretty sure I was MUCH more excited than he was. In fact, to say he was a little unsure is an understatement. We even had a very difficult time getting our happy little man to smile because he could not figure out what in the heck was going on and why there were orange balls all around him. He did start to warm up to the idea in the end and was soon trying to touch and grab all the pumpkins in sight.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Liam's Baptism

Im a little behind on this one, but 2 weeks ago Liam was baptized. It was just family and we kept it small and simple. A long time ago we decided to raise Liam Christian, but we also think it is very important to expose him to all the Jewish traditions of Josh's family as well. So, while this baptism was important and special, it is by no means symbolizing that we will not acknowledge any Jewish traditions. We thought a lot about how we wanted to handle the differences in our religions and we are excited about where we landed. So while Liam will be raised believing in the Christian faith, he will still get to experience all the traditions and holidays of Judiasm through Josh's side of the family. Since meeting Josh, I have joined him in many of these holidays and the family togetherness of these events is something I have no doubt I want Liam to be a part of. And lets be honest, the fact that Liam will celebrate Christmas AND get to experience Hanukkah is not too shabby :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Half Way To One

Liam turned 6 months old this past Thursday and I am in complete denial! I cannot believe he is already halfway to 1. I recently heard that it feels like it is forever when you are in the midst of it and then when you look back on it, it feels like a blip on the radar. So true. Early on I thought Liam would never reach the stage where he could play and sit up and smile, and now I feel like it was so long ago that he was just a sweet little innocent infant. I get sad just thinking about it.

Things right now are truly awesome. Liam is such a smiley happy boy. He rarely cries (knock on wood), he sleeps well at night, he is always happy and I just can't get enough of him!

He currently: sits up on his own (just started this week), when on his tummy can move in circles and backwards (just not forwards yet), LOVES going to school and playing with the other kids, still does not have any teeth, thinks his toes are the coolest thing since sliced bread, sleeps 11 1/2 hours at night (holla!), occasionally drinks from his sippy cup, thinks his granddaddy is really funny, is ticklish on his thighs and ribs, loves watching Polly and thinks she is pretty funny too.

We also had a check up this month. Our poor little guy had to get 4 shots but he did great. He let out one big scream and then he was good to go. Everything else looked great and he is currently weighing in at 19 lbs 2 oz (78th%) and is 26.5 in long (56th%)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I (I mean we) Survived!

This past week, Josh went on a Bachelor party in Costa Rica and left me, Liam and Polly to fend for ourselves for 4 days. To say I was a bit anxious is an understatement.

I knew I could handle it just fine...what I didn't know was whether I would be able to keep my sanity for those 4 days. Well, I was pleasantly surprised! Liam did great! He slept great (except for the last night but 3 out of 4 is pretty good), ate great, and was all around very happy the whole time. The hardest parts were definitely the weekday mornings. Getting to work on time without Josh to help out with Liam or Polly was hard. And I had to get up extra early in order to get everything done. Phew, I'm just tired thinking about it.

Besides that, I packed our days with walks, play-dates, time with girlfriends in the evenings and a full day at Grammy/Granddaddy's and Aunt Molly's. It was actually a really fun four days but I will say I was SUPER excited when Josh walked in the door Sunday afternoon. I really have a new respect for all the single parents out there. Its hard enough when you have a team, but doing it all on your own is on a whole other level!

Here's a pic of the playdate Liam and I had with our neighbor. She has a son who is 2 weeks younger than Liam. We enjoyed some much needed vino while the boys enjoyed each other :)