Nine Months

Liam, you have changed so much in this past month. For one you are so mobile. Moving is all you want to do. You love to crawl on the cold tile and get into everything. You love to find the smallest spec in the carpet and inspect it so diligently and then decide to eat it. Now you have both of us looking for any little dot on the floor before you find it. You'd rather play with cords and try to climb the coffee table then to play with all those wonderful toys you have. 

You don't wave bye-bye as much this month. You're just done with trying to be friendly. Instead you nod "no" to anything you don't want. If someone wants to hold you and you don't want to go, you nod no. You like to stick your tongue out and grunt. You still enjoy clapping and bouncing. And of course you gotta have those sweet potatoes! Lucky for you, your dada's been giving you a taste of some fun stuff and so far you like ranch dressing, whip cream, ice cream, mashed potatoes and lemons! You didn't like ketchup.

I love spending time with you. I find what makes you laugh and do it over and over again just to see you smile and laugh. What melts my heart is that no matter what you always want "ma-ma-ma" to hold you. Everything is better in my arms. It's always a safe place for you. I love our snuggles and that you let me cuddle with you. I give you a million kisses and you don't move for a few minutes. It's rare for you to not move around, so that means you love my kisses enough to sit still for a little bit and I love that.

I will always love you this little but watching you grow is so exciting and fun.

What I've been up to...

I've been wanting to jump back into the blogging world for quite some time but as you can imagine I lack the extra time. I knew having a baby would be new and wonderful but also a distraction from most of my projects and hobbies. And I also knew there'd be an adjustment period where I'd have to find myself again in the mist of being a full time mommy but boy I didn't expect it to take me this long. And maybe this isn't very long to some but I just had my own set of expectations that didn't end up happening. I'm a total night owl so I found it incredibly difficult to adjust to the lack of sleep while having to become a morning person all at the same time. Fast forward 8 months, I am happy to share that I have finally reach a point where I can function with very little sleep. Technically I reach this point a few months ago, but I couldn't get around to blogging so I'm just now sharing this wonderful news. So, for now I just get up and take it one day at a time. I'm sure that's what most of us mom's do everyday. Any-who...I've said all that to finally say that I am back! I had a baby, went through a long adjustment period but I'm ready to jump back into my hobbies.

Liam has changed my life and being a Mommy has taught me so much. I love this new life through the eyes of my son. He's our joy!

The Nursery.

A little glimpse of Liam's nursery.

The red anchor on the wall was a purchase I made a few weeks after finding out I was pregnant. I had a feeling I was having a boy and I really loved the nautical theme for a nursery. The gold bell was given to us by Liam's Pappi. He bought it randomly at an antique store not knowing how perfect it would be for his grandson's nursery someday. The cute little crab I found at Crackle Barrel and instantly loved it! The picture in the frame is one of Liam's first ultrasounds where we got a good view of his profile. It was a true treasure of mine. The frame on his changing table was given to me as a christmas gift last year by a blogger friend that I had never met in person. She also didn't know that I dreamed of having a nautical theme nursery.

Dear Liam.

Dear Liam, 

Thank you, for all the sunrises we've welcomed together since you've been born. I never knew I'd be seeing this many with you but I'm not complaining one bit.

Birth Story.

(*This is the edited and brief version of what I remember during the birth of our son.)
On Wednesday, September 16,