Friday, January 9, 2015

Liam is 5 Months Old!

Our Bubba Boy hits the five month mark today!

And just like I did when LG turned 5 months, I'm having a hard time with it! I still can't put my finger on it, but it just seems so old!

The newborn days are behind us and we have finally settled into a good routine! What a difference a few weeks makes! Even just in the last week, I've made some changes that have helped me feel less overwhelmed and more capable of handling two little ones and the daily chores and responsibilities that must be attended to!                

This past month was a month of big accomplishments for our little man!

He gained a pound and grew an inch! He weighs 12 pounds 1 ounce and measures 25 inches long.
It's time to pack the newborn clothes away and even some of the 0-3 things as well. We're buying 3-6 month outfits now! His newest nickname is Little Big Man! He's still so small, but seems like he's growing so fast.

His nursing sessions are so quick these days. He's eating every 2.5 to 3 hours typically. He's napping like a champ! All of the sleep his missed last month has certainly been made up for in the form of three daily naps! He's sleeping in his swing which is probably not the best habit to start, but right now we are rolling with it! :) At night, he's snuggled between Mama and Daddy! I never thought he would co-sleep like Londyn Grace did because he was sleeping so well by himself, but it's the only way either of us are getting any sleep at night!

He hit several milestones, too. He discovered his feet and also learned to roll from his belly to his back. He's working hard on rolling from back to belly, but hasn't mastered it yet. He is so strong and prefers sitting up (supported) over laying down. He officially outgrew his rock and play as tries to sit up in it!

He's a mama's boy through and through! Daddy often comments on the way he looks at me! There is something so special about having a son! He's already figured out that if he fusses when I lay him down, mama is pretty quick to pick him up again!

And as much as he loves mama, he loves his big sister something fierce! His face just lights up when he watches her playing, and she loves to make him smile.

He wasn't really into pictures this morning and I was having a hard time getting a smile out of him so Sister came to the rescue with his favorite Tigger! With a stuffy nose and teething combined, he hasn't been the happiest boy over the last few days.

Liam is very verbal much more so than Londyn Grace was. He's constantly cooing, talking and squealing!

He was quite the busy little one this month! He joined us for his first trip to Wycoff's Tree Farm to pick out our tree and even went into NYC with us to see the tree in Rockefeller Center and visit Times Square. We were amazed at how well he did! He isn't liking being worn at all lately (much to my dismay) and we couldn't bring our beast of a double stroller on the bus so Daddy carried him through Manhattan all day long! He slept for most of our visit!

For his first Christmas, we bought him a jumperoo, a few teething toys, a puzzle with the letters of his name, and his first Hess truck! We hope to continue the Hess truck tradition each year!

I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks because he's so close to sitting alone and that is always such a fun milestone! I can't believe we are nearly halfway to one! I've been brainstorming ideas for his party!

Our sweet, handsome boy really wasn't feeling our photo shoot today, but I did snap this smile! 

However, this last picture represents how he really felt!

Hopefully, his six month pictures will go better!

Happy FIVE months, Bubbers! We love you SO! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Liam ~ 4 months

Oh, my! This is officially the latest I have ever been with a monthly update for either babe!


Liam turned four months old on December 9th. I took his pictures that morning, but never got around to typing a post.

There isn't much to say about that month other than the fact that it was the month that he decided that sleep was overrated.

He went from sleeping in his rock and play for most of the night to hardly sleeping at all!

Needless to say I had gotten really used to resting at night so it was a rough few weeks as I readjusted!

Sleep regression is real, folks! Londyn Grace never slept well so I was never used to sleeping, but he had been such a good sleeper since birth that this change was hard!

He did have an appointment with Dr. Schlachter in the beginning of the month and his stats were exactly those of his big sister's at his age. Weighing in at 11 pounds and measuring 24 inches long. I guess our babies are just going to be long and lean!

As for clothes, he was still wearing newborn pants (with room in the waist!) which were high-waters due to his length and 0-3 month onesies and shirts.

Overall, he continued to be our sweet, happy boy bringing such joy to our home!

Londyn Grace is still his biggest fan. She loves her "Miam" so much!

This month we celebrated his first Thanksgiving and thanked the Lord for the blessing of our boy!

I missed my sleep, but I wouldn't trade a good night's rest for one moment with my Bubba!

 Thankfully things are looking better! I'll be back on Friday with this 5 month update! There is so much to share from the past four weeks, and I intend on posting on time!