liam at eight months

September 18, 2014

liam at eight months


>Has one tiny little bottom tooth poking through. You can’t really see it but rub your finger over his gum and you’ll get poked. :)

>Chews everything in sight. Especially my face and hair.

>Can be pretty vocal at times. He still rarely cries, but sometimes he just likes to yell for the fun of it.

>Is still huge. 95th percentile, did I mention that?

>Has become very purposeful with his movements and grabbing. We really have to watch what we leave close by him.

>Loves food. Any kind.

>Still isn’t very close to crawling. He hasn’t even pushed up all the way yet. I think he just has so much weight to lift that it’s hard for him. :)

>Has a nickname – “Rocky.” Meredith came up with it for who knows what reason.

>Took a nap in the crib once. It was his first time ever to be in the crib at home.


liam at eight months


>Am so happy about the kids’ new room, and now I need to tackle the prospect of getting them to sleep in their own beds at night.

>Have a difficult time holding Liam these days because of the intense hair-pulling that immediately happens.

>Worry about having enough breastmilk to send to daycare each day. I only have a few bags on reserve and lately I don’t seem to be keeping up.

>Am worn out from the past week and a half. We had a slow summer at work but things are definitely picking up and I’m feeling it, especially when I’m running the clinic alone. Add to that a sick husband and a dramatic toddler and I need a long nap.

>Have been “off” on my morning routine. The kids have been waking up early again (as in 5-5:15 a.m.) so I’m not getting much, if any, time alone. David is leaving for work an hour earlier due to traffic. It’s led to really hectic mornings and a feeling of chaos inside of me.

>Really look forward to getting a real camera. I’m feeling the limitations of my iPhone a lot these days.

>Think I want to do mostly handmade gifts for Christmas this year, so I need to start planning that now.

>Also need to plan for all the birthdays that happen in January, including David’s and Liam’s first!

liam at eight months

liam at eight months

Meredith has been calling him her baby lately. She’s either loving on him or pushing/hitting him. Sigh. But at least he’s learning to fight back in his own way:

liam at eight months

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Comments on liam at eight months

  1. 1

    From lauren w:

    I’m going to have to leave earlier. I left my house at 6:30 this morning. Currently sitting at the light at Clay and 6. 45 minutes!!! I’m supposed to be at work at 7:30. :/

  2. 2

    From Kessi:

    The last picture is pure perfection… capturing Liam (and Merebreath) perfectly!

  3. 3

    From Kara:

    Liam is absolutely adorable! You can totally tell that him and Meredith are siblings. Those eyes give it all away!

  4. 4

    From Trish:

    Oh he is just so so sweet! But they do grow too quickly. “Me time.” Why does it seem like as soon as you find a slot of time to relish in some quiet, the kiddos recognize that and dominate it? I absolutely know what that chaos inside feels like and I hope that you’re able to get some quiet soon.

  5. 5

    From Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout:

    Your kids are SO cute. Seriously, it’s ridiculous. Mostly handmade gifts? I am so frikkin impressed with you! I am having a really hard time finding time to craft these days. I’m still working on a knitted hat that I started months ago! Once upon a time I could easily knit a hat in a week.

  6. 6

    From Kathleen:

    Aw thanks – I think they are pretty cute!

    I really WANT to do handmade gifts bc we are trying to simplify Christmas and not make it so consumer-driven, but as I’m thinking more about it I’m not sure what to make for everyone that a) they’d like and b) I could actually finish in time! Maybe I’ll just buy handmade. :)

  7. 7

    From Sarah Johnson:

    Jacob was a chunk when he was little…who am I kidding? At 2.5, he’s still at the top of the charts. But, back to my point- he was off the charts in weight until he was 2, and didn’t crawl till after a year old and didn’t walk until 18 months! I also claimed it was that he had so much to balance and lift!

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