Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Letters to Liam, 6 months

My Little Liam,

Happy Half Birthday! Has half a year really gone by? Our time with you has passed so quickly and it seems impossible that you are already six months old!

You are getting so big! At your six month appointment, you weighed 15 lbs, 2 oz & were 26 1/2 inches long. What a huge jump from where you were two months ago! A lot has changed in those two months.

I recently stopped breastfeeding you, which was a tough decision for me, but you don’t seem to care. You love your bottles & seem so happy and content now that you’re having formula. Although I really wanted to make it to a year, it didn’t work out that way. I wanted to see us both healthy & happy and switching to formula at this point was best for everyone. You can hold your own bottle & soon you’ll start using a sippy cup.

You’re eating EVERYTHING! In addition to rice cereal, you’ve had bananas, apples, pears, prunes, peaches, sweet potatoes, green beans & sweet peas. You open your mouth wide and reach for the spoon every time. Soon, you’ll be feeding yourself. You’ve been eating store bought organic baby food, but I just bought a baby food maker & I made your first batch of sweet potatoes this week! You loved them.

Last Friday, you got your first two teeth! I couldn’t believe they came in so early, but after a particularly fussy day, I felt your gums and there they were. You’re rolling from back to belly & you’re finally figuring out how to roll from belly to back. You’re getting so close to sitting up & when you play on your belly, you’re figured out how to bunch your knees under you and rock—I bet you’ll crawl early. It’s simply amazing, watching you grow.

We finally moved you into your crib! You did so great—it was much harder on me than it was on you, to let you go. Some nights I hate that you’re not sleeping soundly in your bassinet so close to me, but here’s a confession: Every night, I sneak into your room before I go to sleep and watch you—just to soak up these fleeting moments of your babyhood. I touch your hair, stroke your cheek, kiss your hand & I always tell you that you’re the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me.

Every day with you is more amazing than the one before & I know that the next 6 months will be as perfect as the last.

I love you, my little cupcake.


These pictures are getting more & more difficult to take as you get bigger! Often, our pics look like these:

or these!


  1. LOVE those "outtakes"! So adorable!

  2. Wow- what a difference a few months make! Love those chunky thighs! He's precious.

  3. He is so sweet! and so thoughtful looking, about his monkey :)