Our Five Ring Circus: One and a Half

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

One and a Half


Liam Dayne
18 months
18 1/2 lbs
29 inches


Milestones: Standing without holding on to anything for longer periods of time.  He is so close to walking alone! He's also starting to identify body parts, using his shape sorter properly, and trying to put socks and hats on by himself.


Tooth Count: Still 7! 4 molars, 2 bottom middle teeth, and 1 top middle tooth. 


Eating: 3 meals a day plus 2 snacks.  He feeds himself every meal, but is still learning how to use a fork and spoon properly.  He nurses morning and night, but he's beginning to wean.


Favorite Foods:  Bananas, Strawberries, Oranges, Yogurt, Peaches, Pineapple, Cereal Bars, French Toast, Yogurt Melts, Macaroni and Cheese, Chicken Noodle Soup, Pasta with Red Sauce, Carrots, and Cheese. That's the short list! The boy LOVES to eat!


Sleeping: He sleeps 12-14 hours every night without waking, takes one afternoon nap, and often falls asleep in the car.


Words/Signs: Mama, Dada, Papa, Dyl (Dylan), Up, Hi, ByeBye, Pop, and Bubbles.  He is learning animal sounds, and regularly woofs and oinks (that sounds funny!).  He signs more and eat. He signs eat A LOT.  He also loves to sing!


Likes: Snuggling, giving hugs, tackling his siblings, cruising around the house, playing, taking baths, speech therapy sessions, going to the library, and eating.


Dislikes: Being cold, getting his diaper changed, and getting his face wiped.  He loathes the last one!

Favorite Toys: Fisher Price Peek a Blocks Train, Leapfrog Cook and Play Potsy, Play Kitchen, Fisher Price shape sorter, Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Puppy's Activity Home, books, and his foam letter playmat.  He's also obsessed with playing with Lily's mini baby dolls that are in a mini bunkbed!


Nicknames: Miam, Little Dude, and SuperLiam.


Health: Other than a few sniffles, and a few low fevers, he stayed healthy!  It's hard to tell if he had a cold (Dylan and I did) or if he was just teething (he is).


Early Intervention:    He receives Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy in our home. Each type of therapy is once a week for one hour.


Wearing: Mostly 6-9 month clothing, although a few 0-3 month onesies and 3-6 month pajamas and shirts still fit!  He wears a size 3 diaper and a size 2 shoe.


Personality:  Liam's pictures say it all.  My sweet snugglebug isn't suffering in any way!



  1. He is such a cutie!!! So happy, I love it!

  2. YAY! 18 months is such a sweet age. All of these pictures are adorable...and those bow ties..LOVE THEM! He's such a happy baby!

  3. He is so cute! I look forward to seeing him everyday on your site. His smile brightens my day. I can only imagine how contagious his little laugh is. Thank you so much for sharing your family with us all.

  4. I wish you all were closer, I would have a ball hanging out with your crew! This little guys personality just shines. Happy 18 months little one!

  5. Can I just say I am so super impressed with Liam! I love reading about him because he is such a wonderful example (as are you) to how a person with DS is no different than the rest of us!! (Besides he is so stinking cute!!!) You know Cody is only about 2 months older and he doesn't even say as many words as Liam. I wish that we lived closer because I think that Liam and Cody would be fast friends!!

    1. Thank you so much! I'm sure they would. I love your little family and don't even know you in person! XOXO

  6. He has the prettiest eyes! That straight on starring one, wow, beautiful!! That would be so exciting when he walks!

    1. Thank you so much! We're looking forward to him walking. He takes steps, but seems to be stubborn about it. He'll do it when he's ready!

  7. Oh my gosh he is absolutely adorable! So photogenic. Liam your headed for big places I can see it now!

  8. how is he almost 2!!!!!!!!! He is seriously the cutest!!!!Ilove seeing his pictures everyday

    1. Thank you! I can't believe it, either. I often forget, because he's still baby-sized!


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