Friday, May 18, 2007

Liam's 18 month check

It ended up being a really nice day off of work with Liam.

We got to the Dr. office and he was so good to hold my hand all the way from the car and to the elevator. I let him push the buttons as a reward. He led us all the way into the office toddling so joyfully. He did the same when the nurse called us back. He was fine until we started taking his clothes off...

And then he remembered...

He lost his cool and fast!

He was wailing on the scale and when she measured his head (19 in) and height (33 in). He cuddled me and continued crying until she was out of the room for a good 2 minutes.

When Dr. Wynn finally came in, Liam didn't react. He was playing with my camera and Dr. Wynn was making small talk and I don't think Liam remembered him at all!

The wailing started when I asked Dr. Wynn to take Liam so I could get the traditional well-visit photo. Despite the sad, crying face I still think Liam looks so cute:



After Dixie and I got Liam dressed and broke out the Ritz cheddar sandwich crackers, Liam was content again. He was so cute carrying the baggy of Ritz crackers leading us back to the elevator. He pushed the button with his cheesy finger and waited patiently as the doors ding'd open. He continued on his sweet way holding my hand and carrying his crackers all the way to the car. I just don't want to forget how darling he was toddling along with me.

We headed to Tuesday Morning because I told Dixie we'd go check it out. I love that place. I love it even more when Liam doesn't throw everything out of the cart or attempt nose dives to get out of the cart. Nevertheless, I found a Parents brand wooden bead and alphabet puzzle set. It was on sale for $19.99 down from it's original price of $49.99 which I thought was laughable. I mean, who would buy one wooden puzzle and a set of wooden beads for that much?

Anyway, that purchase was one of the smartest in my new career as a mother. I've been wanting to get Liam THIS type of set for a while. That and a train set, but we don't really have space for a train set anyway, so beads it is. And he seriously played with these for 90 minutes straight today! We gave up on the shoe strings and moved to drinking straws and a glow stick necklace for lacing. He was in brainy boy heaven!!!



Oh I forgot to say that Liam took a 3 hour nap and I took a 2 hour one!!! The rest of the evening after playing beads FOREVER, included Taco Time, Bath Time, Reading Time and Jump-on-the-bed Time... it was an awesome day with Liam and Dixie!

12 comments:

Monya R. said...

Thanks for stopping by! Yep, the Bumbo was a gift from my aunt when our little girl was 6 weeks old, and she has used it every day since! It's truly a lifesaver - she 'eats dinner' with us every night and just loves it. I like that bead set you bought for your handsome little man - I'm going to have to keep an eye out for one on sale near me! I see you're working on signing - when did you start and how hard has it been? I'm trying to start doing it but it's so hard to remember to sign while I'm talking to her!

Tori :) said...

That is the neatest set of toys! I bet Livie would love them.
I love the dr. updates. Too cute!

Beth said...

Oh my goodness, thank you! I've been looking for beads just like that for months it seems.

Katie said...

I love the screaming face! Too cute!

David said...

The bead set is cool The straw idea is even cooler! I have to tell Terry.

Nikkie said...

Poor Liam just looks so terrified and the screaming doesn't even seem to phase the doctor at all!

Nettie said...

I definitely need to look for beads like that. The set I have are impossible for the little ones to do.

Liam is cute even when he's crying. (And you have a cute dr., too. Can I say that?)

Danielle said...

Awesome! those beads look great. I love that they double as blocks.

utmommy said...

Cool beads! Glad you had a good weekend and that little Liam wasn't too traumatized by his shots.

Anonymous said...

Love that screaming baby. That is definitly a great picture.
Mom

Terri said...

Doctors appts are no fun....
poor little guy...

and a 3 hour nap! Woot..

Anissa said...

i love the picture of him playing with the beads. i'm so happy that you got a nap in. aren't those the best thing in the world?

how much did he weigh at his appt?