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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

3 Months have Flown!

Liam at three months

It's hard to believe Liam is now three months old. He has grown in so many ways and is developing quite the little personality! He had quite the third month with many firsts including his first international flight to the USofA and first meeting of his many adoring family and friends. He has also, unfortunately, experienced his first illness, a fever which was traumatizing for both baby and mom! Daddy had just gone to Paris so that made it a bit more of a challenge. Thank goodness friend Stephanie was here for moral support. Here are a few stats off the top of my head:
  • at 12 weeks Liam weighed about 14 lbs and was 24 inches long, I expect he is a bit bigger now, though the fever may have stalled growth for a couple days
  • He giggles more frequently now, but only when we make silly pig noises and other faces and sounds that make fools of us :-)
  • He rolls over very easily now both ways (tummy to back)
  • Loves tummy time and can lift his chest very easily off the ground
  • He is so active! When he is awake he demands to be entertained. He likes his doorway bouncer, grabbing his toys and stuffed animals and kicking on the activity mat
  • He has officially started teething which is where the fever came from, I think. He has two visible buds on his lower gums and is constantly gnawing on his fingers.  
  • Still loves to be outside. The calming effect is amazing!
That's all I can think of off the top of my head. What am I missing?

A few photos from month three...
Happy boy (before the fever set in!)

On a walk by the canal

Steph's in town! Liam loves her :-)

Monday, July 5, 2010


My Grammy recently asked me (via email - yeah she's 81 and totally hip like that, although I think she might be WebTV's only customer!) if we were getting L baptized before our big USA trip. I really don't think my baby will go to baby purgatory if heaven forbid, our plane went down in flames. Didn't the Pope do away with purgatory anyway?? (hah.) But, since we are not planning to have Liam anointed with his first sacrament until our trip home, Gram's question got me thinking. So we decided to go to mass on Saturday and have the priest give the little guy a special blessing. L was great and the priest was very kind. I feel much better now.

The next day hubs went for a walk with L in the baby bjorn. As he was walking through town, he passed one of the many gypsies selling "The Big Issue" (the government pays them a wage to do this). As hubs and L passed the gypsy gave L her special blessing - you know the one, crossing herself and pointing to her eyes, then his.

I think Liam is all set now. Don't you?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hey, Jude!

Sorry about the title... had to!

Welcome to the world you little chubby cheeked cherub! I could just eat you with one million spoons. And when I meet you for the first time next Friday, I think I might!

An ocean and a few time zones apart... we still managed to get the families together for a meet 'n' greet when Jude was a mere one day old.

ETA: This is my sister's new baby (named Jude, if you didn't catch that) who is two weeks old tomorrow!