Liam {7 Months Old}

We don't have a well visit until September, but we think Liam probably weighs about 18.5 lbs, and is about 27 inches long.
  • YELLING! He screams and yells and squeals and it is the cutest thing ever. (See video)
  • Blowing air between his lips...see short video below, but it is adorable!
  • Eating, especially now that we've started solids. There is not much he won't try! He loves sweet potatoes, peaches, bananas and squash. We also give him table food at restaurants, like french fries (LOVES), hummus, avocado, etc. He gets supremely pissed when you eat in front of him and he gets's hilarious and annoying at the same time.
  • Music - any toy that plays music and lights up, he is all in.
  • When I sing "You are my Sunshine."
  • Peek-a-boo. I hide behind the counter, jump up and yell, "PEEK!" and it scares the crap out of him. Then he laughs...and sometimes cries :) (See video)
  • Being high in the air - Daddy lifts him up and they "fly," or we count to 3 and "throw" him, and Bryan puts him on his shoulders, and Liam just squeals.
  • Exploring - child will not/does not sit still, unless he is being put down to sleep.
  • Details like labels and jewelry and zippers and shoelaces
  • Baths. Otherwise known as "nakey baby time" - nothing new here!
  • His Daddy. He is so happy and excited when he gets home from work. He turns to find him if he's not holding him. Makes my heart melt!

  • HATES being on the changing table. There are tears before we even lay him  on it, so we've taken to changing his diaper on the floor.
  • Not having food to eat when others are eating. Gone are the days of taking him out to eat with us and him being super chill. We'll still take him out, but he must be in on the food action. Or else!
  • Hand dryers and toilets. Any time I have to change him in a public restroom, I hate it, and so does Liam. The loud dryers and toilets scare the crap out of him!
New Milestones/Skills

  • First tooth! Teething hasn't been TOO terrible. 4th of July weekend was rough (that's when we started with the swollen gums, etc) but  for the past few weeks, he's been totally normal! He has needed ibuprofen to help him sleep some nights. Sunday, I did my tooth check and could feel that one of your front teeth had cut through! Your second one is on it's way!
  • Army crawling! He is very quick and moves everywhere. He's also close to crawling on all fours, and gets into push-up/plank position.
  • Learning how to kiss, clap and wave "bye bye"! We're trying to teach him these ourselves, so stay tuned for next month!
  • So many consonant sounds - "mmm" "thhhh" "ba"...we hope to hear a word soon! :)

  • Visit to the zoo
  • Swim in the big boy pool (see video)
  • Time at the lake
  • Sleepover in a hotel
Still pretty much exclusively breastfed, although I have been supplementing with some formula as of late so I can stash some milk for you to have while we are in South America.
Just had some raspberries!
 You have about 5 bottles a day, and eat solids 2-3x a day. You LOVE any solid food. Green veggies are your least favorite (join the club!)

Liam is awesome at sleeping these days! He officially moved out of the beloved Magic Sleep Suit. We envisioned a much worse transition than actually happened, so thank you, my love, for surprising us yet again. He goes to bed at 7:30pm and wakes up between 7 and 7:30am most days. Some days we get a nice 6-6:30am wake-up, but that usually happens when we put him to bed too late night before. He's still taking 3 naps most days, but has also only taken two a few times before.
Since sleeping in a sack vs that suit, he sleeps on his side or belly (which is SO adorable) and can also find his own paci. We have really only needed to go in to him at night if he can't find the paci for some reason, or if he's upset about something (like teething).


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