Our Five Ring Circus: Liam at 21 Months

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Liam at 21 Months


Liam Dayne
21 Months
20 lbs 4 oz
30.5 inches


Milestones: WALKING! He started taking a few unassisted consecutive steps just before he turned 18 months, but it didn't progress beyond that.  It finally clicked about 3 weeks ago, and he has been walking more every day!

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Tooth Count: 8, including 4 molars.

Eating:  3 self-fed meals a day, plus 2 snacks.  He still nurses, but it's only for about 5 minutes at night.  He's weaning himself, which is bittersweet, but I NEVER thought we would make it 22 months!

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

Sleeping: Liam sleeps 12-14 hours through the night and takes 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, Bubbles, Tractor, and Bounce. 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:  Dancing, Bouncing, 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, getting his hair washed, and getting his diaper changed.

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Favorite Toys and Games: {links provided on most} 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.  He loves to play peek-a-boo!


Favorite Gear: {links provided} Huggies Clutch 'N' Clean, Aden and Anais Dream Blanket, 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:  100% healthy!

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:  He truly is a gift!

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  1. Such a gift! His little smile is so infectious!!! Xo

  2. So Adorable! Great layout and pictures! Thank you for sharing!!

  3. What a sweet boy! He always looks so happy! :)

  4. I can't believe that this sweet boy is almost two!!

  5. Oh my, what a cutie. Those eyes! I love this post. If only my daughter could stay so small and not outgrow everything so fast.

    1. Thank you! We're definitely getting a lot of use out of his clothes!

  6. What a cutie!! I love Liam's whale bandanna.
    It's so awesome that he's walking!
    I agree with you on nursing--it's bittersweet even though it's been so many months :)

    1. Thank you!
      I know it's time for him to wean, but it's extra hard since it's my last baby!

  7. He's adorable! Love that bandana he's wearing around his neck; too cute.

  8. He is so cute. My favorite pic is the one where he is in the police car. Adorable!

  9. He is just a doll. So glad he's progressing on the walking!!!

  10. Love it!! So awesome all of the progress he continues to make. Love the little outfit with the cozy coup picture, too cute!!

    1. Thank you so much!
      It's a 3-6 month outfit, so we'll have to retire it soon! Not bad for almost being 2!

  11. Yay for walking!!!! Happy 21 months, sweet boy!


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