Thursday, July 24, 2008

My New Do!

When I was giving Liam a bath the other night, I decided to see how much hair he really has but making it all stick up.

Here is the before picture:

And here is the after picture:

6 Month Check-up

Today Liam had his 6 month check-up. He is now 27 1/4" long, or 2' 3.25". He weights 19.9 lbs, and his head is now 18.11" around. He is getting big! Today the doctor told us that we could start giving him some finger foods when he is in the high chair so he learns how to feed himself.

Here is what made today so hard. Normally, Liam does fine at the doctor. He cries for the shots, but smiles and the doctor and the nurse. Today, he did none of that, except for the crying. He has been very clingy lately. And when I have given him to people he doesn't really know, he freaks out and starts crying hysterically. Right after the doctor told me that by now he should be able to recognize who he does and doesn't know, and he should have some anxiety around people he doesn't know, he started screaming. The whole time the doctor was checking him, he screamed! Then he started the kind of crying where he is gasping for air because he is crying so much! I felt so bad. He just kept looking at me with those watery eyes, probably wondering why I wouldn't come pick him up. After the doctor left, I got him all calmed down, and the nurse comes in to give him his shots. Right when I laid him down on the table, he stated crying again, and continued through his shots. Poor little guy! At least we don't have to go again until he is 12 months old.

They put little stickers on their band aids this time. They look more fun!

Liam fell asleep right after the doctor visit, so when he woke up, we gave him a little treat. We gave him one of those biter biscuits to suck on. That thing was all over the place! He loved it though

Saturday, July 19, 2008

6 Months Old, My How Time Flys!

I woke up this morning realizing that Liam is now 6 months old! What?!?!? Really? It does not feel like 6 months have gone by already. He is growing so fast! Often times I look at him and still can't believe that he is actually really here, and that he is ours. Our life was made so much better when God brought him into our lives. We can't even image our lives without him!

Here are some things that Liam is doing now:
*Eating stage 2 baby foods! (well some.... he doesn't like them all)
*Trying to drink from a sippy cup
*Loves to drink from Mom's water bottle
*Says "baba" and yes, "mama"!
*Rolling over like a pro
*Almost sitting up completely on his own
*Puts his own pacifier in his mouth, in the right direction
*Holds his own bottle, until he gets too tired to hold it
*Pretty much sleeping through the night
*He knows how to get peoples attention!
*He sometimes dances with us when we sing and dance
*He plays little mimicking games that are too cute
*Starting to give little kisses, Liam kisses! He opens his whole mouth and sticks his tongue out. Nice and slobbery!

Today Deron & I were both off from work, so we decided to go to Ontario Mills and have lunch at the Rainforest Cafe. Liam has yet to take this adventure. He just watched everything. The people, the monkeys, the elephants and the huge fish tanks. He loves to be around noise, and this place was noisy. We were seated right next to the large elephant and every time it raised it's trunk, I thought I was going to get hit in the head!

We put Liam in his Johnny Jumper the other day and he did really well, but he likes the jumper my parents have a lot better! So, we went to Babies R' Us today to look for a jumper, but the only one we liked is the same one my parents have. So we got it. Liam loves this thing. He is such a good jumper. It's quite funny because he goes kinda crazy with his jumping and he folds his toes under and bounces on his toes. It looks really painful, and his toes are really red when he is done :(.

As with growing up, Liam outgrew his first bathtub. So, we got him a new one where he can sit up in it. He has only taken 3 baths in it so far, but he seems to like it just as much as the other one!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ticket Update

So back on May 27th, I got a ticket for blocking an intersection. And on July 3rd, I went to court to take care of the ticket, but.... like I mentioned, the Sheriffs have up to a year to turn in their tickets! Well, my ticket has finally posted. Deron & I were expecting to pay about $500 because of stories that we have heard from other people. Well, we lucked out. We only have to pay $211. It is still a lot of money, but it is a lot better than what we were expecting to pay! The only thing that I am a little upset about is that I am not able to take traffic school, so this ticket is going on my record, and it may raise my car insurance :(.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Look Mom! I can almost sit up!

Liam is doing so well at sitting up. He is almost there. He can sit for about maybe 30 sec - 1 min before falling over. We went to World Market yesterday and put him in the shopping cart. He did well for a while, but then kinda slugged off to the side and leaned against the cart. He is very eager to learn. He loves to sit, and we can't wait for him to master it!

Here is is sitting....

Here he is falling!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

These are a few of my favorite things.....

Lately, there have been a few things that are helping my get through life with a baby, and I just wanted to share them with you!

A Double Chocolatly Chip Creme Frappuccino! Still trying not to drink as much caffeine since I am still breastfeeding, but I definitely need my chocolate! Not low on the fat, but I forget about the fat when I taste it!

The MAM pacifiers. When Liam was born, we tried a couple different kinds, but this is the one he likes. And it really helps when he is trying to fight his sleep!

Desitin Creamy... Liam has had some diaper rash lately. We are thinking it is a mixture of finally having normal bowel movements, and the heat! But this Desitin Creamy seems to be doing the job!

Lately, I have been visiting the Gourmet Pizza Shoppe on a regular basis. Either in Yucaipa, when I am picking up Liam, or in Redlands for lunch. Even though I used to work there, I never out grew the yummy food! I have to eat there at least once a week. It is my comfort food on a bad day!

The things that help the most though, are my family and friends, and especially Deron. Without them, it would be impossible. The things I put on here and just a stand by when I don't have my family and friends with me :)

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Family Day!

Thursday we got to spend the day together as a family. It was great. We really didn't do anything spectacular other than making a trip to Costco. We just spent some time together. Liam loved Costco. We've taken him before, but he was always in his car seat. This time Deron put him in the carry pack and Liam was just happy as a clam. He watched everyone and had to touch everything that Daddy touched. After Costco we went through IN-N-OUT for some yummy lunch. Deron had the 4X4 Animal style burger. That thing was huge and MESSY! The boys also took a 3 hour nap! I couldn't believe that they both slept that long. I took about an hour & and half. We hung out for a while on our patio enjoying the breeze that came when the sun started to go down. Liam loves being outside, and loves the breeze going through his toes. He was really amazed by the wind chime yesterday. He was making some really funny faces at it.

When my sister & I were little, we found pleasure in the simple things in life, such as playing in a suitcase, or laundry basket. Or, making a house out of a refrigerator box. Well, yesterday we had gotten a box from Costco, and I put Liam in it with some of his toys, and he loved it. That was the cheapest toy we have ever bought.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July

We hope that everyone had a very happy 4th of July. We spent the day at Deron's parents house. My family came over too. We did some swimming and had some yummy BBQ. Deron's parents live a few streets behind the U of R, so we just sit in the driveway and watch the fireworks. The planes fly over the house too during the stadium show. Liam did real well during the fireworks. Mostly in part to it being way past his bed time, so he was kind of in a trance while watching them. We had fun though, and we paid for it the next morning with lots of exhaustion since Deron and I both had to be to work at 6am. Here are a few pictures from our 4th of July!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Catching Up...

It has been a l o n g week! Deron has been closing all week, so it's been a little hard on all of us. We don't get to see daddy, and he sees us when he gets home, but most of the time we are both already asleep. He has been put onto a corporate schedule at work, which unfortunately, has a lot more closings than he usually works on it. We are glad that he is off tomorrow so we will be able to spend some time together. Today I had to go to the courthouse for my ticket. Your supposed to receive a courtesy letter in the mail informing you on what needs to be done to take care of the ticket. Well, I never received one. I called the courthouse, and on the recording it said that if you did not get a letter, come to the courthouse on your date at 7:30am, and see the clerk. So I got there at 7:20, and there were about 100 people ahead of me. I waited in line for an hour only to find out that my ticket is not in the system yet. Apparently, the Sheriffs department has up to a year to report the tickets! I'm glad that I was able to speak to someone over the phone that informed me of this! (Insert sarcasm here) Now I just have to wait for the courtesy letter, and hopefully I will be able to pay this ticket online instead of having to go to the courthouse again. It was a little creepy.
Later today, Liam and I met my friend Kristy Gunn for lunch at the Olive Garden. I haven't seen her since my baby shower in December. It was nice to catch up with her. Hopefully we will be having play dates sometime in the near future :). I really do miss hanging out with all my old friends. Today I decided that my Mid-Years resolution would be to make sure that at least once a month, I get together with my dear friends, if not more than once a month! Sorry, got a little side tracked! Liam was a handful at lunch today! He was so tired and cranky. I was trying to take a picture of him and Kristy and he was doing ok, then right before I snapped it he started to cry.

He was very vocal in the restaurant, and it is something I am not used to since he is always really good wherever we go! He has been pretty tired all day. I think he is catching up on some much needed sleep since he has slept almost all day!
We are really looking forward to another 1st holiday with Liam tomorrow! I am hoping that he doesn't get too scared by the fire works!

Here are a few pictures from this week. On Sunday, Rosa, Robbie, Angelica, Liam & I went to the Lavender festival, so there are just a couple of pictures from that.