Our Five Ring Circus: Liam at 16 Months

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Liam at 16 Months

Liam Dayne
16 Months
16 1/2 lbs
29 inches


Milestones:  Cruising one handed and playing more while standing up, without holding on.  He is getting very close to walking independently!


Tooth Count:  5, with 2 on the way!!! He has his bottom middle teeth, two top molars, and one bottom molar.


Eating:  3 meals a day plus 2-3 snacks.  Drinks milk and water from a straw cup.  Nurses morning and night.

Favorite Foods: Bananas, Cereal Bars, Yogurt Melts, Mandarin Oranges, Gerber Graduates Curls, Tapioca Pudding, Macaroni and Cheese, and Pasta with Marinara Sauce.


Sleeping:  I have NO complaints.  He sleeps 12-14 hours straight through the night, takes 1 long nap in the afternoon, and falls asleep during car rides/errands!


Sounds/Words:   Mama, Dada, Hi, Uh-Oh, No, and Papa.  He makes a lot of sounds, babbles constantly, and seems to be repeating a few 2 syllable words that we can't decipher yet.  He occasionally signs Eat and More. He will also bark when he hears a dog bark.


Likes:  Eating, nursing, snuggling, reading books, playing, getting into things he isn't supposed to touch, speech therapy sessions, cruising from room to room, playing with his siblings, and taking baths. Bath time is his absolute favorite!


Dislikes:  Messy diapers, feeling cold, getting his face wiped, being forced to do things he doesn't want to do (PT sessions!), and bumping his head. These never change!

Favorite Toys:  Play kitchen, Leapfrog Cook and Play Potsy, Little People, Fisher Price Incrediblocks Train, vtech drum set, foam letter mat, Mega Bloks, shape sorter, our ottomans and play table and chairs (to push around!), and books.


Nicknames: SuperLiam, Miam, and Little Dude.


Health:  Liam doesn't have any health issues, and we are incredibly thankful. However, over the past week,  he got sick for the first time in months.  He got REALLY sick.  He went from perfectly fine to really sick in a matter of minutes, ended up being transported from Urgent Care to the Children's Hospital ER by ambulance, and was diagnosed with Croup, RSV, and Bronchiolitis.  We have never had a child that got that sick before. His fever never dropped below 103 for days, went over 105 on many occasions, and he didn't want to eat or drink.  After a visit to Urgent Care, a day in the ER, a steroid, and antibiotic, 3 strong breathing treatments, 3 visits to his pediatrician, and round the clock breathing treatments at home, he is finally getting better!!! 


Early Intervention: Occupational Therapy once a week, Physical Therapy once a week, and Speech Therapy once a week.  Each session is for one hour, and the therapists come to our home.  We love his therapists!

Wearing:  Mostly 3-6 months clothing, and starting to wear some 6-9 month clothing.  Moved up to size 3 diapers and size 2 shoes. His doctor said he's the size of an average 6-7 month old boy.  He's so tiny!


Personality: This sweet boy is pure love and pure joy!!!



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