Favorite Foods: Little L must be going through a huge growth spurt because he is eating like crazy! We sit down for 3 meals together each day, but he also likes to snack. It seems like he can't get enough food & breastmilk! He still eats his tried & true favorites, but has developed some new likes. He's into english muffins with butter (and really bread of all kinds) & avocados. He's much more likely to try new things, so that is helping to expand his pallet. Although we rarely give Liam sweets, he is obsessed with chocolate. Asks for it all day, everyday. So sixlets have randomly become our new best friend. If he eats protein or veggies during meal time, he gets a few sixlets afterward. I hope not to need this chocolate crutch forever, but it works for now.
Breastfeeding: As I said before, he must be having a growth spurt! Liam is back to wanting to nurse as often as I will let him or have milk to give him. I've been okay with this, since my cycles seem to be regulating. I have all sorts of to say on the topic of breastfeeding & fertility, so hopefully I will get a post up about that soon. It is one of the things I am emailed most about right now. :-) He still seems nowhere near weaning and we are all perfectly fine with that!
Sleep: Slow slow progress. He loves his big boy bed, but since he still wakes every 1-4 hours so he doesn't spend too much time in there. He still nurses at nap time & bedtime, but isn't falling asleep nursing. I keep hoping that at some point he will want Daddy at bedtime or in the middle of the night, but no...it's always Mama! He's good about sleeping next to me now, so he cuddles much more instead of always just wanting to nurse. Sometimes he even asks me to sing a song as he falls asleep, usually it's What a Wonderful World or Amazing Grace. I like this new routine at bedtime, just not in the morning. With fewer nursing sessions & less milk has come an earlier wake up time. I just don't function at 7am...I haven't had to for years. Hoping this isn't our new normal.
Favorite Interests: Cars. Books. Puzzles. He would be happy if he only had these three things. I recently purchased Liam a 12 piece real puzzle and he can almost do it completely by himself. He concentrates so hard & loves the challenge. He is also a huge helper! His most favorite chores to assist with are: laundry, unloading the dishwasher, filling the bird feeder, & pulling weeds. Many of the sunflower seeds from our feeder fall to the ground and start to sprout, so we can spend a good half hour sitting the grass and plucking up the seedlings to put in a bucket. I love the he loves just being with me. With summer here, he is also a big fan of boat rides & waterslides. Two of my favorite things too!
Liam is such a determined little boy and will set his mind to anything. He doesn't give up on things easily, always trying to figure how to do something by himself. For awhile we thought he may be ambidextrous, but lately he is starting to favor his left hand more. Each day he amazes me! We are so proud of the little boy that he is. So sweet & so gentle.
He's the best and he's ours!