Three Things Thursday is an exercise in gratitude originating over at Nerd In The Brain (another awesome blog).
This week I am going to shake things up a bit, instead of three things we are going to get three aspects of one thing… Liam. One year ago today after a long labor we finally got to meet our Liam. This week we are going to celebrate his life and I will list three things that I am grateful for about Liam.
Yes, that’s right, we now officially have a toddler! This week a year ago I was stuck at 3cm for a week straight before finally getting to meet our Liam for the first time.
He was 7 lbs 15 ounces with a full head of hair… the only baby I have ever personally known to have a faux-hawk within hours of birth. My husband and I were over joyed.
He was so tiny! When he was a newborn he fit so nicely in the crook of my arm, now he spills out over the edge of my lap. It’s been a pretty busy year of development and our big guy is now walking and saying a handful of words. After a year of sleeping in 2-4 hour stretches I am now starting to enjoy 5-8 hour stretches of sleep instead. (You really don’t appreciate the value of a good nights sleep until you experience the joys of parenthood.)
The first thing is his smile and sense of humor (yes I know that is really two things).
Liam is one of those people who when he smiles it goes all the way to his eyes. He really can light up a room, and his little laugh is infectious. He also has a wicked sense of humor. He loves it when you chase after him, and will wait for you to catch up and “almost” get him before taking off again.
The next thing I am thankful for is his curiosity.
Last of all I am thankful for his determination… though I am sure I will call it stubbornness and be cranky about it when he is older.
Liam is determined to do everything himself and keep up with his big cousins (M and the Bean) who are 5 months older than him. This peppered with a nice amount of curiosity certainly keep my husband and I on our toes! It is so much fun to watch him learn!
As a closer this is what Liam and I were doing at 5:35 this morning, the moment he turned one…. my great sleeper unfortunately had a rough night of teething last night 😦