I know, I know. Every mom (new or seasoned) will tell you that time really is unfair. How can a matter of months go by so incredibly fast?? And how can a sweet tiny baby feel as if they've been a part of your life for all eternity, but still be so fresh and new and innocent? That's where I'm at right now. Okay, so I've been there for a while! I want to stop time and keep Liam this little........but then I can't help but think about what he will be like when he's Ellie's age. Gosh, it's so bittersweet being a part of this precious dude's life!
In his first five months of life, Liam has grown and changed so much! This last month in particular seems to have brought so many milestones and cool new things. Liam is so very interactive these days. I can actually have Elliott sit and "play" with him to keep him happy at times. He's pretty easy to please as long as someone is paying attention to him.
He's also becoming so very attached to his momma. I really don't mind at all, but Ellie was so independent that it feels totally weird to be the one and only person that can console and comfort him sometimes. There's really nothing like it!
Liam has also become a lot more "active" in the past few weeks. Moving toys to his mouth, reaching for things, rolling over and sitting up! The last couple days he's been pulling his knees up under himself when he's on his tummy.......ummmmm let's slow down now dude, alright?
We've given food a chance, but I think Liam needs a little more time to learn to love it. His appetite has always been very up and down, fluctuating with what I assume are growth spurts. I think with his next growth spurt, he'll probably start eating more solids. For now, we've tried pureed squash and green beans, as well as some large pieces of banana and avocado to sort of play with. He didn't really consume much of anything, but we will keep at it little by little.
Liam is, I think, a more "needy" baby than Elliott was, but at the same time much happier. He giggles and smiles all the time, he now "talks" often, and is just all around very passionate. I cherish our quiet time when he just needs his momma to rock him to sleep, and I also love watching him be passed around an entire room of people, bringing a smile to everyone's faces. If these last five months are any indication of how awesome Liam is going to be, I can't wait to see what next month brings!