My Precious Liam

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My Precious Liam

2002-06-22 13:15
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Well, I guess it is high time that I started this journal!! My DS will be 2 on October 11 2002. I can't still can't believe that he is a "toddler" and not my "baby"!! I know he will always be my baby, but you know what I mean!

I got his measurements yesterday. Here are the latest stats~
Weight~24.0 1/4 Pounds (25th percentile)
Height~33 1/2 Inches (80th percentile)
Head Circumference~48.4 cm

As you can see, my little man is growing up! For past updates on Liam, you can visit his website below

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2002-06-23 02:06
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We are taking Liam camping tonight! Crazy time, I know! We will be leaving around 1am. We have always been spur of the moment types!! Luckily Liam is AMAZING during car rides!! He either sings or sleeps! We just bought a new truck, so now he has these Fisher Price toys that we got as Toddler Toys from Happy Meals at MickeyD's and he will play with them in the truck. One is a bus, his first favorite vehicle, the other is a car, but he calls it a truck!! I am soo excited to go!

It will be good too, as we will be bringing Spice. She loves camping. It will be soooo hard holding her back from swimming Swimming is her favorite, but as some of you may know, she has Cancer & just had major surgery... http://www.pregnancy.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=26084&forum=429&7
Regardless, I am sure she will have a wonderful time...I think maybe all the fresh air will her her a world of good...Maybe it will clean away all the yucky cancer in her That would be a dream come true!!

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2002-06-26 01:34
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Not too much has been new the past couple of days. We got back from camping yesterday evening. Liam had a wonderful time. He didn't even mind sleeping in the tent like I thought he might have That was a BIG relief!! He had so much fun too. He even went fishing with DH, me, & our 2 friends in a BOAT!! Crazy little spud that he is~he fell asleep once James & Ryan casted out to fish! What a guy :lol:! No wonder I love him sooo much

Since we've been home, we've filled up his little inflatable pool & when we ask him to "put the hose in the pool, he will go and pick up the hose & put it in the pool to fill it!! Wow, he is so smart! That's my "Little Man Joe"!!

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2002-06-26 04:02

I found Liam's Immunization and Weight record book, so here is the update I have for him from June 21 '02~*~

Weight~ 24.0 1/4 pounds
Height~ 33 1/2 Inches ~Wooo Hooo! 2.5 more inches till he is 3 feet tall!! That is definatly my goal for his 2nd birthday~I'm sure we'll be able to make that!
Head Circumference~ 48.4 cm

Liam falls just below the 25th percentile for weight in boy's his age, but for his height, he is above the 50th percentile!!


Liam, Diane & Spice
I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my Baby you'll be

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2002-06-29 01:17
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Well I am officially going CRAZY!! Liam stayed at his daddy's last night, and is again tonight . I miss him sooo much. Like an hour after I saw him, I thought I was going to go crazy! I HATE being away from him. Drives me absolutley BONKERS!! DH came over tonight & told me that his Grandparents are going to bring Liam back tomorrow in the am so we can have breakfast together.

I just got off the phone with Liam & it broke my heart. He cried "Momma" every time James took the phone back from him. Then he sings to me... "Diddle~Diddle~Diddle~Dee". The first "song" he learnt to sing. He also gave me "Puppy Kisses" (sticking his tongue in and out like puppies do!!) And then the normal kisses. God, do I ever have the greatest kid!!

I am not sure what we are going to do for Canada Day. I really was looking forward to taking him to the fireworks like I did last year, but now there is a fire ban. So, I am thinking about just taking him during the day downtown to see the waterfall off the High Level Bridge. Not too sure yet. There's only so much you can do with a toddler! I'm sure no matter what, he'll enjoy his 2nd Canada Day!!

Diane & Liam

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2002-06-29 20:39
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My Little Man is HOME!! I am sooo happy We had a nice breakfast/lunch once he got home. Then he went down for a nap~3 hours later!! He decided to wake up!! We played for a bit, then he had some treats & played outside till it POURED rain!

He came inside and decided he needed another nap, so here I am now...my precious baby sleeping at home with his Mommy~where he belongs!!

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2002-06-30 02:17
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We've sat Liam a couple of times on the potty, but he gets real bored after a couple of minutes. He has given TONS of signs that he wants too, but I don't know. Maybe I am giving up too soon & taking him off to early

*While he's wearing a diaper, he'll hold his Bo~Bo and say "Pee".
*He lets me know when he toots or poops or pees.
*He'll bring me a clean diaper when he even just pees in the one he's in.
*He comes into the washroom everytime I go~& needs to flush(or try to!)for me.

I've heard that it is harder to train boys, but to me, these sound like positive signs. Does anyone think that it may help to put the potty in the family room & have him sit on it while he watches Teletubbies in the morning(that is the only show he watches.)?

OH!! Funny story! The first day (I think it was the the 27th of June)that we tried, he was standing at the coffee table without a diaper, when all of a sudden, we hear "Plop, Plop"!! Little Bugger POOPED on the floor! He ALWAYS makes grunts or strains and tells us "POO"...Of course not this time!!

Diane

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2002-07-02 23:34
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I just wanted to make this entry to say that Liam will be 2 in 100 days!!! Wow, has time ever flown by!! I pray to God every day that I will be able to be there for THIS birthday...

Also, today was the first time that Liam ever got "really" hurt. And it wasn't even that bad... He was outside playing & either tripped, or the dog got in his way, but he began crying & I noticed that his nose was trickling blood . He wasn't really even too put out by it. I just held him & let him wash his nose with a cold facecloth. He did end up with a little bump just above his left eyebrow All in all though, he was just fine!!

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2002-07-16 03:04
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I know that I haven't been too punctual with this journal That really upsets me... But, strangely enough, not too much has happened . My Dad...Liam's "Danda" left for work in the Middle East again today He is Liam's best friend!! Liam is also coming out with a new word every day!! It is sooo hard to believe that he will be 2 in less than 3 months! Man, he is growing WAY too fast!!

I'll try to catch up more tomorrow~I am going to take him for a bus ride in the afternoon to suprise Daddy ! I am also going to take him in to get weighed & measured.

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2002-08-24 13:32
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Wow! It's been over a month since I've written in here. I feel like a bad Mommy Anyhow, things with Liam mhave been pretty much normal. He is like any typical almost two year old...I think !! he is going through another spirt of not eating. I don't know if it is the weather, teething (he only has two more eye teeth to go !!) or what. I feel bad though, because I hardly eat. I hope that he doesn't realize that yet...

Anyhow, our family Dr. has been wonderful & with my internal problems, and Liam's high chances of getting them, we have been referred to a urologist specialist. See, I was born with 3 kidneys and 8 ureters & two uterus' and extra vertebrae. Yup...freak I know !! anyhow, while LIam was in utero, whenever I would be scanned (all the time), they would check his kidney development. Well, he appeared to aonly have two Then, when he was born, while he was in the NICU, they did u/s on him. He again appeared to have all the right number of parts . Then when he was 6 months old, he went in for a IVP. This came out that he has a reflux problem. Not uncommon in kids his age. They usually outgrow them by the time they are two.

Now that he is approaching two, it is time for another Cystogram. The thing is, you can "grow" ureters after you are born!! I never knew this. I am sure that he is "normal", but because of me, the Dr.'s want to be sure. He will be going for another u/s & Cystogram October 3rd. Right after that, we will see his new Dr. & he will then give us the results!

Like I said, I am sure that everything is fine, but I feel sooooo crappy. Like this is all my fault. Had I been born "normal", chances are that he wouldn't have to go through this. They stick a catheter up him. I mean, that is painful enough for a girl. I can't imagine how that would feel for a little guy. The Dr. said that they won't put him to sleep...they use a really small tube, and guys this age usually handle it well. Still, I hate to see him in any pain .

I am going to keep up with this as best I can until the appointment, but if not, then I will let you all know how his test goes .

Diane

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2002-08-27 21:27
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I took Liam to the drop in clinic this afternoon to have him weighed and measured. Here are his results...

Weight~24lbs 15&1/4oz
Height~34"
Head Circ.~48.8cm

He hasn't grown too much, but they say because he is sooooo active, not to worry too much about the weight...

I also got his a Bob The Builder Book that has a stuffed Bob on the cover...it is so cute!

Diane

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2002-09-02 17:47
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Not too much new on the Liam front to report . Liam spent from Friday night till Sunday afternoon with his Gramma Tammy out at her lake. He had tons of fun! I was worried about him getting Swimmer's Itch, as it is real bad this year, so I asked her not to let him in the lake water. She said fine & as far as I know, she stuck to that. He seems fine!!

We are going to the Dr.'s tomorrow to find out the results from my bloodwork, to book an HSG test & to find out about Fert Meds. DH & I are really on to making Liam a big brother. I think that would be a great B~Day present for him

I'm going to get him weighed and such next week too.

Hugs till later,
Liam & Diane

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2002-09-23 19:01
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Wow! Only a few more days till the BIG TWO!! I can't believe that it is just around the corner!! I am planning on getting Liam weighed and measured tomorrow afternoon, so I will update more then!

I will also be mailing out his party invitations!

Diane & Liam

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2002-10-12 21:57
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My baby turned two yesterday ! Now, I have mixed feelings about that!! I on one hand, am soooo greatful that he is a happy, healthy, lively two year old. He is very independant, smart and the works!!

On the other hand, he is not my baby any longer. He doesn't need me as much as he used to. Granted, I am still number 1 whenever he needs anything, but I miss the bundling him, feeding him, needing to carry him everywhere.

It is sooo neat to see how amazing he is! Here is this little person, that is already so much like a big man!! It is really neat to see!

Anyhow, Liam had a Bob the Builder birthday theme! I ordered a special Bob cake & Bob Helium balloons. He had a great time! He says now that he is two if you ask him!

I can't believe what a perfect little man my son is!!

Happy Birthday Liam, you are the BEST!!!

Mommy xoxoxo (Deedle Dee)

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2002-10-15 15:48
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Just wanted to throw in here that Liam's ultrasound & Cystogram has been rebooked for November 1st. My poor baby. They won't even numb him before hand

I also wanted to add, how is it that someone so tiny makes your heart feel so full of love

Diane

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2003-04-02 14:56
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Wow! Has it ever been an awful long time since I've updated this journal! It reminds me that I need to update his website too!

Man, I sure have been busy the past little while. I work 5~6 nights a week & like 10 hour shifts. It really is taking it's toll on me~both physically & mentally. James & I are still not together. As a matter of fact, I have been seeing someone else of nearly 3 months.

I know this journal is about Liam, so I will move on to his updates .

He is talking is sentences now & that is wonderful, but when he says something to me, I am reminded that I no longer have a "baby". When I tell him that though, he doesn't like it! "Mine baby Mommy!" "I'm Mommy's baby" He really is the best! "No more cry Mom".

He also says "Diane" and knows that is Mommy... "James" is Daddy. He is so smart that sometimes it scares me!!

He loves playing on the computer~Dora the Explorer & Blue's Clues & Bob the Builder. These also happen to be his favorite TV shows too!

Well, I must get to updating everything else & I promise to be back here sooner next time

Diane

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2003-04-03 15:48
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Woo Hoo! I am getting Liam's portraits done on the 17th, so finally I will be able to update EVERYTHING!! I am hoping too, that I will get in some "Mommy & Liam" pics...

I can't believe my little man will be 2 and a half in only 8 days Where did my baby go?

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2003-04-07 18:46
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4 Days Till Liam is 2 1/2 Years Old!!

Well, I just wanted to add to, that I will be getting his pictures done at WalMart on the 12th. I will keep the one for Sears on the 17th, but will use that one for nice Mother's Day pics. They have Black & White & Sepia now...

D

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BiggrinI am so happy that Liam is getting his pictures done tomorrow. It's about time!!

I don't have much else to report, other than that Liam is getting his 2 year molars right now :cry: . I feel so bad for the little guy. He doesn't want to eat & he likes to sleep lots.

Well, I'll let you all you know how tomorrow goes.

Diane

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Woo Hoo!! I got our pictures done today, & I got a disk, so here are our 6 poses!!

So, whatcha' think?!!

Diane & Liam

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It's been a few days since I've written in here...Liam is at his Daddy's. He went there yesterday afternoon. I miss him so much.

I will be getting him tomorrow, as we have a Dr.'s appointment at 1:30pm. I will be getting him weighed and all that fun stuff then too :sunny:!!

Diane

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Precious Baby Liam, I love you so much. I miss you something fierce when you are away from me. I know I would be lost without you in my life and heart.

You make me want to be a better Mommy. When I watch you sleep, most nights I will cry. I look at your sweet innocence & I can't believe that you are mine.

You are my light, my love, my breath. You are my forever Baby.

I love you

Mommy

*Please don't copy this, as I wrote it solely for Liam.*

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Holy, lateness! Bad Mommy!! I am sorry Boo, but I have been busy. I know that is no excuse, but I did my tests & aced them Wink ! I meet with a GM for a new job on Tuesday {so I can get us some $$$}.

You've been at your Dad's & you came home today!! I've missed you sooo much! I updated your actual written in journal too! I printed out the entries from here & put them in too.

You are so awesome! You should be doing 2~3 word sentences by the time you are 3 & yesterday & today, you told me "Mom, no talk in dad's truck, Mom". And, you said it so clear!! Dad & I couldn't believe it!! You are so amazing!!

Tomorrow we are going to see Nana in the hospital. I think that will make her happy.

Sweet dreams, Angel.

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Lateness again! There are even fianlly some new posters here too! Sorry that I took so long to update, but things have been crazy. I did get the job, but had to leave, as things with your little brother or sister {sister} as you think, have not been easy. They were hard enough being pregnant with you, but this timea around, we aren't so lucky. We thought for a few weeks that the baby had CDH or Congenital Diafragmatic Hernia. Then by US last Sunday, it looks like there is a large cyst {mass] in the stomach region. I am praying that it is not cancer.

I see my OB again on the 3rd and a Pernatologist on the 9th. Hopefully we will have some more answers then, or at least a next step.

Right now you are at the lake with Nana and Danda. You love it out there! I have been feeling sick, so I thought it better if I stay home. I don't think you miss me too much though! yOu will be home later tonight & your Mama and Poppa want to take you for the night & take you to the zoo tomorrow! You are such a popular little man!

You also weigh 29.5 lbs by the scale upstairs. I feel bad that I haven't had the energy to take you up to the clinic to get you measured properly, but hopefully this fatigue and my bedrest situation will let up.

You are such an awesoame brother already! i've told you that the baby has a sick tummy & you always kiss my tummy and say "Baby tummy no more owie!". It breaks my heart, as I wish it was just that simple, but you are a miracle yourself Smile

Love you Boo Boo!

Mommy

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Wow! My little man is no longer a toddler! He is a full fledged little boy!! He will be 5 right away!

Liam is now in kindergarten & loves it! His little brother was born & he himself is almost 2!!

So much has been going on in Liam's life!! He is healthy, active & well, very BUSY!!

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Well my big guy, you just had your 5th birthday!!! I can't believe it! You went from being my NICU miracle to this amazing, inspiring, handsome little man!!

I am soooo proud of you honey. I don't think that any Mommy could be more happier to have a son than me. You are the greatest & I wish all the best for you!!!

You are my son, my hero!

I love you & deedle dee!!

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Well, it has been quite some time since I have written in here! Liam is no longer a toddler, but I would like to keep this up, for him to have.

He is a happy, ACTIVE 6 year old now! He is in grade one and just goth is first report card last week! It was so good! I am so proud of him! He is turning into quite the little man!!!

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I guess the kids were drawing the Canadian flag & Juan, the new boy, also drew the Colombian flag too. For the Candian flag though, he only colored the sides red & left the maple left white.

Liam went up to him & told him "Amigo! You have to color the middle red too!"

I guess all Liam calls him is "Amigo" & Juan will only go to Liam if he needs something. Juan doesn't speak English, so he gets Liam to help him! The teacher is very impressed and proud of Liam, so am I Wink

Juan also gave Liam his flag picture & Liam has to have it hung up on his bedroom wall!!

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Hey big boy! YOu are with nana rightnow & visiting with poppa Herman. I miss you so much! You are going to Keagan's BD this afternoon!

Nana told me how you are so excited to be the Big Big Brother!! You are so amazing!

I still go into your room every night & play with your hair {I sure mis you twirling your hair} and kiss you & tell you how much I love you!

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Sweet Baby Liam...

Although you are no longer a baby by age, you are my baby by heart.

I can not believe that it is the eve of your 8th birthday! You have no idea how incredibly proud I am of you! You have overcome so much and are turning into an amazing young boy!

Everyday you continue to make me proud, from all of your 100%'s in Math, to your 8 lay-ups in basketball on Monday night!

I couldn't ever ask for a better son & I am so happy that you picked me to be your Mommy.

I love you so much Joe. You have enriched my life more than I could ever have imagined you would.

My NICU miracle, you saved my life by touching my hand, I will always be your biggest fan.

Deedle dee Joe

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Sweet Liam,

♥You are my heart, my breath, my love
♥You are the fun, the good and the silly
♥You are my gift, my precious, my reason for being
♥You are my sun, my moon, and my stars
♥I am the most honored you chose me for your mom

Joe, another year has almost come and I will have been blessed to have you as my first born son for 9 years. Although our journey has been one of ups and downs, we have done it together and forever we will be

I love you my sweet son
xoxox
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Happy Birthday my love! I know I am a few days late on this one, but I am sure that you will forgive me Wink

I love you so much precious. Every year I get so sentimental at your birthdya. Not only is it one of the most important days of my life, and there is no way that it will ever stray from my mind, but baby only you will have the emotional bond with me that we share.

I love you more than life itself sweetheart. Being your mommy is the greatest honour ever.

Thank you for picking me to be your mom.

Deedle dee Joe

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So hard to think that my sweet toddler is going to be 10 in only a couple of months! Nearly finished grade 4! He is so absolutely the greatest little man in the world--although he has no trouble getting into trouble!!

Love ya Joe (and you know Mommy has NO idea why I call you that. I've tried to stop, but I can't!)

xoxo