Friday, July 13, 2012

Seven Months

This last month was a big one for us... and rough.

We went on our first Clifford family vacation with little Liam, and he got to experience the beach! That was a great time, but he also had croup right before the trip and then some sort of weird virus that looked like chicken pox when he got back.

From 6 to 7 months, Liam spent probably 3 weeks sick. He was so uncomfortable, couldn't sleep, couldn't go to daycare a few days and had a hard time breathing.  Thankfully my mom was home with him one of the days his croup really spiked up and he got to the doctor for some meds.

Liam really worked on his sitting this past month becoming very good ad it!  He doesn't like to lay down for long, doing sit ups almost every time. He likes to sit up in bed sometimes too and forgets that it's night time. I heard that whenever a baby learns a new trick, it can distract from bedtime as they perform it in bed.  Once he gets use to his new trick, he settles back down.

Happy 7 months, baby love.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Clifford Family Vacation

2012 Clifford family vacation took place down at the Gulf of Shores in Alabama, on Orange Beach over the week of the Fourth of July. Liam got to hit the beach for the first time and experience the sand, ocean and the best naps he's ever taken.

There is just something about sleeping to the real sound of the ocean (vs. his Sleep Sheep which we love every night inland) with the salty air to help clean out the remnants of crup. We were able to all enjoy our time on the beach thanks to this pop up tent we brought along. It protected L from the sun, heat and sand and allowed for long afternoon naps while we all took turns hitting the waves and laying our next to him. Since coming home, we've found numerous reasons to use that tent here, too. Definitely a good buy.

 We had so much fun with my great big family and time down south. We wish we could go back, if not for the beach for all that close time with family. It's so fun to have everyone in one place. We sure are a rowdy crew and boy do we have fun.

Liam with his Gramma & Papa 

 More from Liam's 1st Fourth of July here!

Until the next family vacation....