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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Bathtime and other pics...

Liam still isn't that big of a fan of bathtime. I'm hoping that he starts to enjoy it a bit more because I'm hoping to start him in water babies in a few months time. He's starting to get a bit better and seems to enjoy it more after a feed. I'm still using only a little of Johnson's top to toe, but he's really starting to lose his hair.

I took him into work last week to see everyone. I bought him this super cute shirt from New Look that says "Chicks Love Me"... and it's true. I just can't stand how adorable he is sometimes!! He's just so cute!



I got him a new little bouncer for his Granny Reynolds' house. He loves this thing. He just kicks his little feet constantly. He's so alert and spends most of his day looking around him and smiling. He's also cooing like mad! He sometimes gets a little frustrated after trying to talk for a while, but we all keep talking to him and encouraging him to talk to us. He's just the cutest little man ever!


He was weighed and measured last friday and is still 61 cm and now a whopping 12lbs 7ozs. He is due his first course of injections next week and I'm not really looking forward to it. I know it's necessary, but I have a feeling he'll be very cross at us and might not feel to great for a while. His eyes are still a dark blue and seem to be actually lightening a little bit. My eyes are brown and Ollie's hazel, but everyone else in my family has blue eyes... so they might stay that way.

I'll get some more pictures and videos up soon!

Out and about...

We've been meeting up with Liam's little friends. There were 4 of us all due around the same time, with Liam the last to arrive. We meet up with Anna and little Oliver for coffee. Oliver's 5 weeks older than Liam and the most content little baby ever. Each time I've met him, he's been sound asleep... not our Liam, he's always with eyes wide open wanting to look all around him! Here's little Oliver looking as cute as ever...

The next day we went up to see little Jack, the little twin who lost his brother back in November. Although he is officially 3 weeks older than Liam, Jack was 8 weeks premature and was very weak when he was brought home from hospital just before Christmas. He's really thriving now and has nearly doubled his birth weight. He's still very tiny, but looks just like his daddy.


Here's Liam getting ready to go to visit Jack...



And passed out on arrival...



Monday, 14 January 2008

Liam smiles

I've been taking videos of our little man trying to get him to smile, just to prove to everyone that I'm not one of those mums that exaggerate their child's abilities.

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See! How cute is he!!!

He's very alert now. He's always seemed very alert, but is much more so now. After his feeds during the day, he will stare at me or his mobile and make cooing noises. In the last week or so, he has been making smiles and responding to my voice. He's just brilliant!

1 Month

Well our boy is getting bigger and bigger and stronger and stronger. He's now 61cm long and a big 11lbs 4ozs. He's exclusively into 0-3 months (he only fit the newborn stuff for a little over a week anyway). I've introduced him to tummy time and he gets a bit of exercise twice a day. He's really strong and has been able to support his head fairly well since birth.




He is just so gorgeous and I still sit and stare at him wondering how I created this beautiful little thing. He's up to 5 or 6ozs at each feed and now exclusively on formula. He just wasn't taking to the breast and I stopped trying to force him just after 3 weeks. I was a bit disappointed, but he's as bright as anything and a lot more content this way.

Here's my beautiful wee man getting ready to smile. He's smiling all of the time now and i don't think it's just wind. He studies my face and reacts to my voice. He follows me around the room with his eyes.

Our friend Andrea got Liam the most gorgeous little pair of converse ever! I know you're not supposed to keep them in shoes, but they are just to cute not to put him in every now and then!!

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

3 Weeks

Happy 3 Week birthday to Liam! The changes continue... He's now surpassed his birth weight and is at 10lbs 7ozs (although we did weigh him just after a feed, so perhaps it's not totally accurate). He's still quite a handful. He needs constant reassurance and we find that we are holding him all of the time to stop his cries. He's starting to wake ever couple of hours through the night which is so exhausting. I find it hard to keep my eyes open most days, but he's so alert during the day and only falls to sleep when someone is holding him that I can't really catch up on the sleep. Ollie is now back to work full time, but is taking a couple of days off next week to let me study for a final exam for one of my classes... school was a bit of a bad idea! But I'm so nearly finished that I'm going to just keep at it.

Some pictures...

My super handsome man! He has so much hair, he'll need a cut soon enough!

He's so strong. He can support his own head for a good few minutes. If I lie him on his tummy, he can lift his head. He's super alert and stares in your eyes when you speak to him. I think he can recognise me and Ollie already. He's also started taking notice of his mobile and watches the little aeroplanes and boats move around. He loves lights and turns his head towards them once they turn on. Think our wee man's pretty smart already!
Liam and mommy on the couch.
Other news- our house is nearly ready! 25th of January is our closing date. I'm so excited to get back into our own place. I can't wait to start decorating the house and getting Liam's nursery sorted!

Christmas Time...

Christmas was prety quiet this year. I'm still getting all of my strength back and Ollie and I are trying to function on no sleep. We spent the day at Ollie's mum's house. The dinner was lovely, but interrupted by a little someone's cries from the bedroom. I volunteered to check on him and wound up falling asleep with him for 2 hours! Guess we both needed the rest!! Here are some pictures from the day...

Getting ready for the short journey to granny's house...
Getting dinner with Auntie Susan...

Exhausted after dinner...

Passed out...

We all got lovely things... I don't have to buy Liam any clothes for the next year!!