Liam | 3 months

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Your neck muscles are getting strong, even though you don't enjoy being on your belly too long, you are starting pick up objects and push them straight into your mouth, you constantly smile at us, and you sleep mostly well at night. You’re every mother’s dream baby. I'm so lucky to have you. I wouldn't have imagined we would be at this stage so fast. I was prepared for the sleepless nights and colicky cries, but you've had so very few. It makes it so much easier to enjoy these first months when I am rested and functional. I'm so very glad to have you, my dream baby.

Week 9 | Liam Portrait

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You are getting so big. You are super attentive. You follow us around with your eyes as we walk past you or stand close. You recognize my voice, and you smile so much when you see our faces. It feels like we are almost getting the feeding part on track, even though this weekend was a rough one for us. You're gaining weight quickly and I feel like you will be out of your 3M clothes pretty soon. Nights are not half as hard with you as it was with your sisters. You even sleep in the bassinet, as long as you're swaddled, which never happened with either of them. Which makes me think that thirds are definitely easier. Thank you for choosing us as your family.

Week 8 | Liam Portrait

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It's crazy how much you look like your sister Penelope when she was little. If you were twins you probably wouldn't look so much like each other. I love that I have so many photos of her to look back to and compare. I am doing the same with you, taking many photos and keeping them organized. I know one day I will be glad of this, because time really is flying.

Week 7 | Liam Portrait

You are S E V E N weeks.
You sleep 3-4 hours at night, wake up for a feeding and go back to sleep for another 2-3 (and I thank you for that). You are still a gassy baby, but also a baby that can pass gas. You're my easiest so far, maybe because after two babies, you know things will get better and you just wait it out. Knowing things will get better lets you relax and not become anxious with the difficult tasks at hand.

 

1 Month | Liam Portrait

I love this set so much, it was hard to pick just one. I’ve learned that you are much calmer in the morning and much easier to photograph. These portraits were done in your room around 8 am one morning and I just love the light and peacefulness around that time of the day. Mornings are the best with you! 

Week 4 | Liam Portrait

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I’ve tried this chair Portrait at least 5 times before this one. Everytime I lay you on this chair it seems I’m laying on spikes. You scream and cry. I hope by 8 weeks you will let me take your 2 month Portrait here so that I can compare your growth every month. This was my big plan for this chair and blanket and I hope to get it done (if you let me). 

Week 3 | Liam Portrait

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Not many milestones this week. You are doing so well, feeding, pooping, doing all the things you should be doing at this stage. You've gained as much weight as you should have, your belly button stump fell off at 19 days, and all the good things we could expect. You've been with us for such a short period, yet it seems like we've known you for ages. Because of you, our family is complete. WE LOVE YOU LIAM!

Week 2 | Liam Portrait

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Two weeks with you. I wish I would have written this post before, because right now I've forgotten most of what happened that second week. It's funny how these first weeks all turn into a blur in my memory. The sleepless nights, feeding, burping, diaper changing... it all blends in together. I am taking it slow and trying to enjoy this part with you, constantly reminding myself that it goes by way too fast. I want to take in every moment!