liam at nine months

October 21, 2014

liam nine months

liam nine months


>Had a wet cough for weeks and weeks until it finally turned into a sinus infection. Then he did ten days of antibiotics, and on the tenth day he got a fever. Ear infection. So he’s still sick, poor boy, plus the diaper rash and diarrhea that goes along with antibiotics.

>Weighs 25 pounds 7 ounces. That’s 100th percentile.

>Usually cries and struggles when I put him in the car seat now.

>Loves: a big basket of toys, being turned upside down, watching Meredith jump on the bed and her general silliness, funny gurgling noises, and being outside.

>Says, “nuh nuh nuh” when I put him in nursing position and I wonder if he’s actually trying to talk.

>Usually has two 4 oz bottles of breastmilk during daycare and 1-2 jars of baby food. Then one nursing session sometime after I pick him up, and once before bed.

>Has his two bottom teeth now. He’s bitten me softly while nursing a few times but so far it’s not really a problem.

>Fits most comfortably in 12-18 month clothes.

>Pulled up to standing for the first time about a week ago! He still hasn’t crawled, but he can roll across the floor in two seconds.

liam nine months

liam nine months

liam nine months


>Need to think about his first birthday party if I’m going to do a big one like I did for Meredith. I want to, but it seems much more overwhelming this time since I’m busier and it comes right after the holidays.

>Started planning and shopping for Christmas. If I’m not careful I can easily feel overwhelmed about the holidays already, which is dumb. So I’m just trying to prepare, prioritize, and simplify.

>Speaking of Christmas, I pulled out the advent calendar again and now I’m a little obsessed with it. I think I might try to finish it by December after all.

>Need to think of a meaningful repeating gift to give Liam at each birthday and Christmas. For Meredith I’ve been doing Puffin classics & writing a note inside but I don’t want to do the exact same thing for him. Any ideas?

>Know that Liam is going to be a fish for Halloween (because we have Meredith’s old costume) and Meredith wants to be Spider-Man (so far) but we haven’t gotten her costume yet.

>Decided not to do a strict whole30 this time around. A little dark chocolate here and there does wonders for my mood. :)

>Have been really limited on personal time lately, and yet at the same time I’ve been quite inspired creatively. It’s hard when you have lots of ideas and no time to put them into action. So I’ve been thinking a lot about prioritizing, and feeling better about the plan I came up with. More thoughts to come.

liam nine months

liam nine months

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Comments on liam at nine months

  1. 1

    From Nora:

    He has beautiful eyes. Sorry to hear he’s been sick lately; what a bummer for everyone I’m sure. Love that you have a gift you give M each Christmas; that’s very special. I am sure she will cherish them always.

    Christmas! I can’t believe it’s so soon. I saw holiday aisles at the stores and honestly, I’m usually “Bring it on!” but this year I’m ok with waiting until Halloween and then Thanksgiving are over….

  2. 2

    From Holly:

    I love the pictures of him sucking his thumb – it’s so cute! Topher’s 4 and still sucks two fingers – not quite as cute, but it’s a sure sign that he’s tired! We don’t do recurring gifts for birthdays (that’s a great idea!) but for Christmas we give each child one ornament, usually relating to a theme for the year. Topher’s really into motorcycles this year, so he’ll get a motorcycle ornament, and Ellie loves dogs so she’ll get a puppy one. That way when they’re all grown up and have their own Christmas trees, they’ll already have some ornaments :)

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    From Melissa:

    What. A. Cutie. And he is giant baby :) He’s bigger than my 17 month old :D

    So sorry he’s still sick, I hope he feels 100% too – A’ had some respiratory stuff going on that we briefly talked about on twitter and it was so stressful :(

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