Liam turns 2!

I can’t even believe my baby is 2 years old today! I have loved every minute of watching him grow and learn but I have a feeling year number 2 is going to be lots of fun.

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GROWTH/HEALTH
Liam had his 2 year doctor appt on the 6th. He now weighs 26.4 lbs (45%) and is 34.25 inches tall (40%). He continues to grow and be a happy little guy. He hasn’t had any illnesses aside from a cold recently. Thankful for a healthy little man!

Liam did get his second haircut ever on the 6th as well. He was a wreck. He cried and cried and cried. Poor Annie did the best she could to give him a good haircut. Afterwards he acted like it went great though and told Joe his haircut was good. Toddlers! haha!

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SLEEP
With the new baby coming we decided to move Liam to a new “big boy” room with a “big boy” bed. I was a little worried about this transition because I wasn’t sure he would stay in his bed but he did great! He loves his new room. His bedtime is around 7:30 pretty regularly now and he will sleep until about 6:30-7am normally. He still takes a 2-3 hour nap.

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LANGUAGE
Liam is quite the talker. He says pretty much everything now. Some of his most recent common sayings are “help me” “I do that” “what’s that noise?” “what’s that?” He can sing happy birthday and likes to sing other songs as well. He is a good story teller too. He will say “big buck, my daddy shoot ’em, bow and arrow.” He will also say “Dr. Liz get the baby out” (we told him our midwife is Dr. Liz). Overall Liam is a talker!

MOVEMENT
Liam is a busy boy! He runs, climbs, and goes up and down stairs. He likes to spin and dance too. He likes to draw/scribble, build towers, throw a ball, play hockey, golf, and baseball, and has been “reading” books on his own.

FOOD
Liam is typically a great eater. With his increasing independence he is becoming more selective of what he eats. Basically we give him his options and he chooses what he eats. He typically gets a main dish, veggie, and fruit at meal time and he will usually eat all of it but he has his days.

TEETH
To be completely honest I haven’t checked his teeth in a long time (bad mom). So I have no clue how many he has at this point. I do know that we brush his teeth every night before bed and will be seeing the dentist hopefully in the next 6 months once Liam is a little less shy of strangers.

PERSONALITY
Liam is just bursting with personality now. Liam is a fun, loving, happy-go-lucky, silly, and stubborn little man. He is still extremely curious and asks questions all the time now. If I make a noise (because I am huge pregnant and this baby moves a lot) he will say “what mama?” Then I have to tell him what happened. He loves learning and catches onto things so quickly. He is definitely all boy but has a snuggly side to him every now and then too.

POTTY TRAINING
We decided to start potty training in June. Liam had expressed an interest since our trip to Oregon in April and we had been “casually” potty training since then with putting him on the toilet morning and night. He would go pee most times we set him on there. So in June we decided to make the transition to underwear and see how he does. He ended up learning really quickly how to use the potty. We had plenty of accidents and still do but overall Liam is doing really well! He doesn’t always tell us when he has to pee so we are still really diligent about putting him on the potty throughout the day. He has however started telling us when he needs to poop which is awesome! He does still wear a diaper at nap and bedtime.

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Loves:

  • being outside
  • Marley
  • Spending time with his dad (always)
  • Spending time with either of his grandpas
  • being around other kids
  • babies
  • sucking on his swaddle blanket
  • Netflix -Sing, Moana, and Trolls (on repeat…)
  • running all over the place
  • hiding
  • reading books
  • saying “no”
  • shooting bow and arrow
  • riding 4-wheeler

Dislikes:

  • mom picking his nose or ears
  • being told “no”
  • sitting still
  • strangers
  • getting his hair cut
  • doctor checking his ears
  • waiting for his food when he is hungry
  • when its bedtime/nap time
  • carbonated drinks (sparkling water)
  • when mom and/or dad sing in the car
  • when mom and dad go to work

 

 

 

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