Sunday, 27 April 2008

The Roller

Took this the other week...

Super cutie!

Sunday, 20 April 2008

The smiler

Our wee man has started to really smile for the camera. A real ham, just like his mommy!! I would normally have to trick him into smiling at me and quickly put the camera in front of his face, but now he's happy to genuinely smile at me through the lens of the camera. He has also started to get this cheeky grin where he scrunches up his nose and gives me that toothless grin. It's super cute.

We had a few friends up on Saturday to watch the United match and have dinner. It was my first attempt at homemade lasagna and thankfully was hailed as a success! I made a separate small veggie lasagna for myself. Here is a picture of Liam and little Jack all decked out in their United kit. They looked so cute together!

Friday, 18 April 2008

We're rolling...

Liam has been turning over onto his belly for a few weeks now, but not consistently. He would often get stuck halfway through, get frustrated and give up. Yesterday he did it 6 times and I found him in his cot that morning upside down and on his belly- quite impressive! He's still not felt the need to continue the roll back onto his back at this stage, but we're working on it.

He's also shown signs that he is getting ready to crawl (or at least the signs the books suggest). Rather than staying in a Sphinx type pose when on his belly, he tries to push his butt up in the air and get onto his knees. He can't manage to lift his head and shoulders up quite yet, but he seems a bit of a stubborn child that won't let this challenge defeat him!
Other news, Liam has been moved into his own room. Yea! We decorated the small box room at the weekend and moved him out of our room. Unfortunately we have had to put the loft conversion plans on hold because of the ridiculous cost of childcare (it's another mortgage for us... I'm not exaggerating at all!) So, we're continuing to use his bedroom as the spare room and had to use the study as his room. It's small, but fits everything that he needs in just perfectly. I'll post some pictures of his room. This is the bedding we decided on. We've kept the bedroom magnolia and the cotbed and changer are in a natural pine.

The cool thing about his cotbed is that it transforms into both a bed and a daybed/sofa later on. Hopefully we'll get a good stretch of use out of it!

Monday, 7 April 2008

Manchester United Man

United's newest fan showed off his kit yesterday while watching the game with his daddy. At first he seemed a bit more interested in his hands than the game...

Here is Liam practicing his free kicks...

Saturday, 5 April 2008

16 Week Exam

Here's the newest update on our wee man... He had his last round of injections on Thursday and he wasn't very impressed. I feel so powerless trying to comfort him. He just looks at me as if to say 'why are you hurting me mommy?' It just breaks my heart! To be fair, he only cried for a few minutes and then seemed okay. Thankfully he doesn't seem to have taken a reaction to the shots like he did last time. He's lost his appetite a bit and is quite sleepy, but he's happy and not vomiting or having diarrhoea.
Well, Liam is still a big man and has gained 3 cms in length and is up to 68 cms. He's not gained as much weight in the past 4 weeks and is only 16 lbs 4 ozs. The doctor said that he probably lost a bit of weight following his last injections as he wasn't eating or keeping much down.
Recently Liam has been taking more interest in holding his bottle.

Here are a few pictures to show just how big he's getting. He used to have loads of room in his bouncer, but his feet are hanging over the edge most of the time!

Here are his big chubby cheeks!

He's talking loads now, well making tons of sounds. Each week he seems to progress so much. I've bought all of the Baby Einstein dvds, which he absolutely loves. It gives me a bit of time to get the housework done.