Sunday, September 30, 2012

Back at it, for a new reason...

A confession & a new purpose: I was feeling unmotivated and uninspired by this space. Not really sure what I really wanted to do with Chasing Babies. So here it's sat, pretty boring.  Then I was having lunch with the amazingly talented Heather of Hocus Focus and she was telling me about her blog for her sweet girls. Then it hit me. Duh.

That empty scrapbook I keep telling myself I'll get to one of these days for my little guy is just gathering dust... Oh, don't get me wrong. I want to remember EVERY SECOND of Liam's life, but I'm not a scrapbooker.  I can think of a million things I'd rather DIY than cut away at paper and paste things into a book Especially these days, when all my photos are digital and there are great photo books you can make.... And thanks to my Mom's One Line A Day book, I have been jotting down all those little Liam moments.

So my new goal is to put all those moments into a pretty visual with a little more of a story around them and then about once a year, blurb it up into a book (a digitally done for me, hard bound, Liam's own kinda book). This is my scrapbook for Liam where I'll share his milestones, sweet (and hard) moments, things we're loving and things we're doing.

See? Liam doesn't care about paper either. Digital all the way. So hang it there why I have some backtracking catching up to do.

Thanks Heather for the inspiration!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nine Months

This is pretty much the face of foreshadowing... teething is not fun. This particular month, it was ok. Liam just loved to put everything he could in his mouth.

 (band-aid from his 9 month check up with flu shot)

He's turning into a very active little guy and we like to keep him entertained!  We hit up our first KU Football game, tailgate and all. Liam did great!  We made it through the first quarter and then went out to the tailgate to play with all the other kids. 

Mr. vocal over here has found his voice. Loving the "babababab" in all kinds of tones. He just babbles to himself. If I imitate him, he laughs and makes another noise, then I'll imitate him again, and we go back and forth for a bit. This is especially fun while at Target or the Grocery Store.

He's also just getting stronger and stronger: falling gracefully, crawling very fast and pulling up onto everything to stand.  Definitely a mover on our hands.

His 9 month check up stats: 23 lbs 12 oz (80%) / 30 inches (90%)