Our Five Ring Circus: Liam at 20 Months

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Liam at 20 Months

Liam is only 20 months old for 16 more hours!  I'm getting this post up just in the nick of time!!!


Liam Dayne 
20 Months
19 lbs 4 oz
29.5 inches


Milestones: Climbing onto furniture, pointing at things in books, standing without holding on for longer periods of time, and taking more unassisted steps between pieces of furniture.


Tooth Count: 8, including 4 molars!


Eating:  3 self-fed meals a day, plus 2 snacks.  His breastfeeding days are dwindling. Most days it's just once a day for a few minutes.  I never expected to make it this long, and he's weaning himself. We were told repeatedly that he wouldn't be able to successfully breastfeed, just because of his diagnosis.  What do I say to that?  HA!


Favorite Foods:  Bananas, Cereal Bars, Yogurt, Yogurt Melts, Oranges, Pineapples, Macaroni and Cheese, Noodle Soup, Cornbread, Tapioca Pudding, Applesauce, and Pasta with Sauce.


Sleeping:  Liam is still a great sleeper!  12-14 hours through the night and a 1-2 hour nap in the afternoon.


Words/Signs:  Mama, Dada, Papa, Dyl (Dylan), Up, Down, Hi, ByeBye, Baby, Pop, All Done, Hat, Bed, and Bubbles. A lot of his words are repeated when we say them, so his Speech Therapist and I are working on getting him to incorporate them more into everyday speech. He regularly signs eat and more, waves hi and bye, claps, and he loves to sing!


Likes:  Spinning in circles on his bum, pushing furniture through the house, singing, waving hi, clapping, playing outside, splashing in his baby pool, taking baths, eating, snuggling, giving hugs and kisses, looking through books, playing at the library, 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.


Dislikes:  Waiting for food, getting his face wiped, being cold, and getting water in his eyes.


Favorite Toys and Games: {links provided on most} This hasn't changed much since last month!   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.  He loves playing with Lily's mini baby dolls that are in a mini bunkbed, and loves to play peek-a-boo!


Favorite Gear: {links provided}  Ergo baby carrier, Halo SleepSack, Ikea Bibs, Infantino shopping cart/highchair coverMunchkin Click Lock Weighted Flexi-Straw Cup, and Nuby No-Spill Easy Grip Cup with Super Straw.


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


Health:  Liam had an upper respiratory infection a few weeks ago.  Just as he was starting to feel better, he fell and injured his nose.  Everything would have been okay, but bacteria got into one of the cuts inside his nose and he developed a serious case of Cellulitis, which he was hospitalized for.  It was a freak incident, and we've had our fill of hospitals for the year!!!


Early Intervention:  Liam receives one hour each of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy in our home every week.


Wearing:  Liam mostly wears 6-9 month clothing, but is starting to fit into 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 2 shoes and size 3 diapers.


Personality:  Just look at the pictures.  They sum up his personality quite well!



Isn't he the sweetest?!?


  1. What a handsome little man! So glad to have stumbled across your blog, your family's story is so encouraging.
    Happy Sunday :)

  2. He is just super. Such an infectious smile!

  3. Happy 20 months! I couldn't love his shirt more!

  4. Love,Love,Love his smiles and his new shirt!! Cody loves his Halo sleepsack too! He got to long for it so I had to add some fabric to the bottom, he just isn't ready to give it up yet.

    1. Thank you!
      Lexie wore hers until she was 3! If you look hard enough, you can occasionally find an extra large!

  5. Oh man that little boy is the cutest. I love his smile!

  6. Liam is such an adorable "Little Dude." I love his shirt. How wonderful that you're recording all these special memories.


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