Thursday, January 29, 2009

Liam is Making Noise

Liam is starting to recognize his voice and use it a little more. I am sure he likes the way it sounds, I know I do.  I love to listen to him! Here is a little video of him talking to himself while he plays.

He is also laughing more and more.  We haven't been able to catch him on camera really cracking up, but here is video Edwin got of him giving out some giggles. He is very ticklish, and that is how we can usually get him to laugh. I can't wait to see him when he starts to find things comical.  I wonder, sometimes, what will he will think is funny.

Monday, January 19, 2009

What's up in January

January seems to be flying by for us!  We have been busy and so has Liam.  He is growing so fast already.  We went to the doctor for his four month check up today and things look good. Liam is 14 1/2 lbs. and 25 1/4 inches long.  That puts him at the 50% for his age, for both height and weight. Perfectly proportionate! Our only worry is that his soft spot seems to be too small, which means it is closing prematurely, so we will be going down to Children's Hospital in Seattle to see if he will need surgery or not.  Please pray for all of us regarding that situation.

Liam is smiling all the time and has started laughing too.  We love to hear him laugh!  He is grabbing for toys and starting to put things in his mouth more.  He holds his head up pretty well and is starting to stand on his legs a little longer.  Liam is no longer addicted to being swaddled and is sleeping from about 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM, praise the Lord! Nina and Edwin are pretty much the same developmentally, in case your wondering.  Well, if I'm being honest we're slowly declining, but that's another story.

For some reason Liam thinks it is really funny to have his shirt on top of his head...

But then again, we do too, so I guess it can be genetically explained.

Another thing we love about our little one is that he is always pointing his fingers. We are trying to figure out what this will mean for his personality.  Will he be bossy, or just really profound?  He does it when he stretches, when he is drinking his bottle, or just playing around. Check out this double point...

The problem is that he also points his finger when he is trying to eat his fist which means that he keeps gagging himself.  We are hoping he will catch on soon, but it doesn't seem to bother him.

This last weekend Edwin's aunt Delmi, uncle Carlos, and their kids and kids kids came to visit us in Bellingham.  We had a great time. Ceci and her husband Julio have a three and a half year old son, Sebastian.  And Pablo and Mady have a son, Alek, that was born three days before Liam.  Pablo and Edwin grew up together and are only about a five weeks apart in age, so it was really fun to see our boys together.   We went up to see the snow on Mt. Baker and spent some time in Seattle as well.  I put together a quick little video with a bunch of clips from the trip.  I am going to make more of a movie out of it later, but that will take a lot of time and I wanted to get this blog done!

Here are some pictures of our time as well...

Liam and Alek

Julio, Sebastian, Ceci, Nina, Liam, Edwin, Alek, Pablo and Mady

Carlos and Delmi (It was Carlos' first time in the snow!)

That is all for now, but we still have a lot to do in January, so we will keep you posted!