|Fell asleep in the stroller for the first time in forever -- had to capture it!|
|Bubbles in the bath!|
Here are his stats from his last consultatiebureau visit, although these were from Halloween so he was technically 14 1/2 months old . . . close enough!
Weight: 12 kg (26 lbs. 8 oz.) -- 75th percentile
Height: 83 cm (32.6 inches) -- 90-95th percentile
Head: 48.3 cm (19 inches) -- 75-90th percentile
|He loves his dog :)|
One thing that she did notice was that Liam has a heart murmur. He had one at birth, but it went away (I guess until now). We've been to our house doctor and also the pediatrician at the hospital to listen to his heart as well, and everyone agrees that it's most likely an innocent murmur, one that can come and go and many people live with their whole life. We still opted to have an echo done in a few months to rule out any kind of defect or physical problem with his heart, but I think my mind is at ease for now. Prayers are always appreciated though!
|Reading a magazine in the doctor's office|
|My poor guy :( But he actually loved all the stickers and attention :)|
|Dad did his 'do that day|
|"Someone" got into the chocolate pie in the fridge!|
|Having fun with his best friend!|
|"Nigh nigh Mur"|
|Watching football and resting with Dad -- melt my heart|
|He loves when we exercise together!|
|Our visit to the aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany|
|Abby and Liam pretending to sleep|
As far as his signing goes, he is not only adding to his repertoire (with motorcycle, duck, grapes, and drink, among others), he is also now making up his own signs for stuff, which I find hilarious. This is partly my fault because one day we were looking at an animal book and pointing out all the different animals. When he wanted to know the sign for elephant I couldn't remember what it was, so I just raised my arm like an elephant trunk and made a trumpeting sound -- so now that's what Liam does even though that's not technically the right sign. And for some reason whenever we are talking about or looking at hippos, Liam always says "bippo" and taps his head . . . I have no idea where he got this motion from, but oh well! I can even see him wanting to do signs for words but not knowing how (so he just does something with his hands) and it's hard because I don't know them all either yet -- but it's so great that he's trying to communicate with us so much.
|Playing in the leaves|
|Discovering his shadow|
|Trick-or-treating with Dad|
My baby is slowly (quickly?!) turning into a little boy with so much personality it kills me. Keith and I are constantly in awe of him and spend most evenings recounting the funny things he did during the day. It's hard to imagine life before August 15, 2011.
My heart is full.