Thursday, July 16, 2015

Liam at 22 Months


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Liam Dayne
22 Months
21 lbs (estimate)
31 inches (estimate)

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Milestones:  Walking more, standing longer, climbing on EVERYTHING, and saying more words. Huge developmental leaps this month!!! I think he's going to be walking full-time when he turns 2 next month!

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Tooth Count:  Still just 8!

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Eating:  3 self-fed meals a day plus 2-3 small snacks.  Drinks out of a straw cup and nurses a few nights a week for just a few minutes.  He's almost completely weaned and he's doing it on his own!


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Favorite Foods:  Bananas, Watermelon, Cereal Bars, Yogurt, Pasta with Marinara or Alfredo Sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, Cornbread, Macaroni and Cheese, Yogurt Melts, Applesauce, and Tapioca Pudding.

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Sleeping:  He's a wonderful sleeper!  He sleeps 12-14 hours a night and takes a nap every afternoon for 1-2 hours. I almost feel guilty when other moms ask how he's sleeping! Almost.

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Words/Signs:  Liam repeats a lot of words, but he regularly says Mama, Dada, Papa, Dyl (Dylan), Lexie, Lily, Dog, No, Stop, Door, Open, Up, Down, Hat, Bubbles, Book, Hi, Bye, and All Done. I mentioned before that his speech isn't as clear as "typical" kids his age, but he actually does really well. I was so afraid he would be nonverbal, but he's very chatty and very receptive to learning.  He loves speech therapy! He regularly signs eat and more, waves hi and bye, claps, and he loves to sing and dance!

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Likes:  Climbing, singing, dancing, spinning in circles on his bum, pushing furniture through the house, chasing after Dylan's remote-controlled cars, playing outside, splashing in his baby pool, swinging, exploring the library, taking baths, eating, snuggling, giving hugs and kisses, grabbing glasses off people's face, making messes, looking through books, speech therapy sessions, pulling stuff out of kitchen cabinets, playing with the edge pieces on his foam mat, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Dislikes:  Waiting for food, getting his face wiped, being cold, getting his hair washed, and getting his diaper changed. These never seem to change!

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Favorite Toys and Games: {links provided on most} Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage, Cozy Coupe, Sandbox, Cars/Trucks, baby pool, Leapfrog Cook and Play Potsy, Play Kitchen and accessories, Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy's Activity Home, books, Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Crawl Around Car, bristle blocks, vtech sit-to-stand learning walker, and his foam letter playmat.

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Favorite Toddler Items: {links provided}Re-Play divided plates, Moccs by Olly Oaks, Aden and Anais Dream Blanket, Ergo baby carrier, Halo SleepSack, Ikea Bibs, Infantino shopping cart/highchair coverMunchkin Click Lock Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup, NeatCheeks face wipes, Nuby No-Spill Easy Grip Cup with Super Straw.  and Baby Trend Expedition FX Jogging Stroller.

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Nicknames:  Miam, SuperLiam, Little Dude, and buddy.

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Health:  100% healthy! He doesn't have any of the health issues associated with Down syndrome.

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Early Intervention:  Liam receives one hour each of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy in our home every week.  I can't stress enough the importance of starting speech therapy at 12-14 months, even if you're told it's too early.  IT'S NOT!

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Wearing:  Liam mostly wears 6-9 month clothing and some 9-12 month items.  Some 0-3 month onesies and some 3-6 month items still fit, thanks to his short torso and small waist/hips/bum!  He wears size 3 shoes (he moved up!) and size 3 diapers.

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Personality:  He is full of beauty, joy, love, and innocence.  I've never met a child as loving and happy as he is! We are SMITTEN with our sweet boy!

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{Liam's Bowtie: Lolly Lu Designs // Liam's Moccs: Olly Oaks}


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8 comments:

  1. He is just the sweetest! Brings a smile to my face!

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  2. Wow, you're such an amazing mother. You know every single detail about everything! That's incredible. I just love how adorable Liam is! All the love. :)

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  3. Oh my goodness the bow tie is too cute! Look at his smile! I love how he is smiling and giggling all the time. Such a happy little cutie pie! That last picture is adorable! Happy summer my friend! :-)

    Mama Hen

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