WOOOOOOWEEEEE! Wow life is full! It is mostly full of a little boy now eight months old and growing by leaps and bounds. He has hit the fast lane people and there is no turning back. 🙂

One word to describe Liam these days? Mobile. And that word has turned all of our worlds upside down! Last month’s update had Liam revving that crawling engine and around 7.5 months he officially started taking some crawling steps. Once those steps started – each day brought more progress. I am trying to wait on pegging Liam’s personality too much until he’s older but this one thing I can say with certainty: little man is filled with determination. Once he gets a goal in his line of sight – it’s on. About a week after he started crawling he started pulling up. No big steps yet after he has pulled up – but you can tell that brain is working on overtime discovering this whole new world where he can get himself around :). It’s so amazing to watch those little brains discover things for the first time and make all of those connections!

I can now say that a sick baby is no fun for anyone. Last month was a doozy! We started it off with a lovely non-treatable virus, had a one week break, and then progressed to the flu. Seriously. We made it through both bouts of sickness but the aftermath is almost worse than the actual sickness. It seems to wipe out his appetite for anything but nursing for up to a week and a half AFTER the sickness is gone. Which means more waking up during the night and a huge pause to progressing with solid foods. Alas – we have made it through and now I am praying for all sickness to be kept far far away!

We’re playing a bit of catch up with solids but our little man is making good progress. I can now report that Liam has had cereal, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, avocados and a few tastes of green beans mixed with brown rice. Let’s just say carrots are not on his nice list :). He tried multiple times but just couldn’t stop the gag. LOL! We’ll be revisiting carrots but for now – pass. We will stick to veggies a bit more and then start pulling in fruits. I don’t think I’ve heard any new sounds – he’s sticking to da, ga, ba, va, and looooots of growling. It’s the cutest thing if I do say so myself! He just lets that gutteral back of the throat growl ooze out when he’s thinking or playing. No mama yet fyi. Hmmmmmmm.

Speaking of playing, I think Liam takes playing quite seriously! As more time passes – the more his appetite for big person toys increases. These days – the things that get him WAY excited are boxes of pasta, wood spoons, pots and pans, Tylenol bottles, and then of course the forbidden fruit: iPhones, remote controls and Daddy’s glasses.

(Easter with his big boy cousins)

One of the most fun things about his stage right now is that he’s become such a game player. He likes to shove his fingers or whole hand in your mouth and then pull them out as you make a funny sound. Reactions vary from a Liam-grin to all out belly laughs. He also likes to scoot away on a bed or couch and bury his face down and pretend that he’s hiding from you. Let me tell you – he finds himself hilarious! I love it. In terms of schedule, right around 8 months Liam started prety much doing a four hour schedule!!! NICE! We still have a little variance but he’s definitely more there than not. I was beginning to wonder and then low and behold – he just started staying awake longer and sleeping a bit longer.

We’re on the brink of a whole new world and I am just thankful for every day with him. Ch-ch-ch-changes!