Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Letters to Liam, 9 months

My Little Liam,

Sweet baby boy, you have had an incredible month of milestones… After months of “almosts” you’re doing one new thing after another.

No more bottles! When we went to your 9 month appt Dr. Farr told us that it was time to start trying to use sippy cups—I was so proud to tell him that we’ve already ditched the bottles and that you’ve been using sippy cups exclusively for several weeks. I am so happy that we didn’t have any problems transitioning—but I wasn’t surprised. You usually go with the flow. At your appointment, you weighed 18 lbs and were 29 inches long.

Teeth #5 & #6 have popped through—your sweet little gummy smile is now a mouth full of adorable little white chompers. You’re using those teeth to eat REAL food now. You figured out how to pick up your puffs and feed yourself and from then on, you’ve been eating everything. You’re not a picky eater at all-- you love macaroni, grilled cheese, goldfish, peaches and anything else we’ve given you! It’s so fun to watch you chase food around your highchair and navigate it into your mouth with your chubby little fingers.

Several weeks ago you started crawling, and watch out! We’re in trouble. What started as a few unsure moves forward has turned into you racing across the room so fast we can hardly keep up. It’s awesome to watch you learn. The house is not baby-proof yet, so we have to stay on our toes. We’re working on creating a space that’s safe for you and gives you a chance to move around a bit without us constantly swooping in to save you. (Which you HATE.)

We’ve gone to the pool several times and you LOVE to swim—I just knew you’d love the water & I was right. You are so happy and content. You’d rather skip the baby pool and head straight into the deep end. You love the freedom to float around, kicking & splashing. Knowing how much you love the water makes me even more excited to take you to the beach in August.

Time is racing towards your first birthday and I’ve just started planning your party—I can’t wait to celebrate our first full year as a family of three all of the accomplishments that entails. You are amazing, my sweet boy & growing up so fast right before my eyes.

You take my breath away.

I love you, boo-bear.

I'll try not to be so late with the 10 month letter, but I won't make any promises.

I've tried so hard to keep the composition of these photos the same each month so that you can see how much he's grown-- but after 30 minutes, 90 photos and both of us getting cranky, I gave up on getting him to lay down on his rug. He doesn't want to lay down, EVER-- he wants to MOVE! Next month, I'm going to borrow my dad's awesome camera in hopes that I might get at least a few decent shots, but it's safe to say our lovely green & white striped rug background is a thing of the past. (But seriously, no more crappy cell phone pics-- the delay is so long I miss everything.)


  1. Happy Belated 9 Months Liam! Love the first picture- I can almost see the wheels turning in his head- ha! He just keeps getting more and more adorable!

  2. SO glad he is doing so well! What sippy worked best for you guys? B is still just wanting to gnaw on them ;o(