Liam Update

July 29th, 2009

I took Liam to the doctor on Monday for his first visit. Our pediatrician took a good look at him and then afterwards he had a state-required blood test taken. He was 6 lb, 14 oz and 21 inches long at the Monday appointment, and the doctor said he looked great. We won’t have to go back again until Liam is a month old. On Tuesday I took him to see a lactation consultant because things seemed a little off. Well, I’m not sure it’s every day that you stump an LC and a pediatrician, but Liam did. Apparently he has an extra flap of mucus membrane under his tongue which prevents him from sticking his tongue out very far- the LC said it was probably in the same family but not exactly similar to being tongue tied. She said in her 30 years of doing this she had heard of this, but had never seen it. She ended up calling in one of the pediatricians from the practice to take a look, and he had never seen it either. So… she ended up taking pictures of it, which she wanted to send to some LC’s at children’s hospitals in Tacoma and Seattle who specialize in this sort of stuff.  Hopefully they will come back with some advice on how we should handle his mouth situation. The unusual flap shouldn’t effect him negatively other than if I want to continue to nurse, so I’m not sure what we’ll do and at what point it would make more sense to switch him to a bottle. We’re just waiting to see what the experts advise. For tongue tied babies, they actually clip something under their tongue, which sounds painful, and I would hope that they wouldn’t want us to do something like that for Liam. Anyways, it would figure that Liam would find a way to be unusual and stump the doctors. The good news, though, was that between his appointment on Monday and his visit to the LC on Tuesday, he had gained weight! He weighed about 7 lb, 1 oz at the LC… so he’s definitely growing and he hasn’t had a bottle once despite his unusual mouth formation :-P.

I’m in Love…

July 26th, 2009

…with an adorable baby boy…





One thing for sure… Liam has been definitely the most alert out of all our newborns, but he’s also a great sleeper. He has the softest little head and the cutest little face. If it weren’t for the lack of sleep from feeding him every 2-3 hours, I would be inclined to wish that he’d stay this little forever…


July 24th, 2009

…the youngest member of the Flanagan clan, Liam Isaac!


Liam was born on July 22nd, 2009 at 10:50 AM after a very intense 2 hours of active labor! He was 7 lb, 3 oz and 20 inches long. We’re all home now and doing well. The older boys love their new younger brother! More pictures to come ;).

Sammy’s Birthday Party Pictures

July 22nd, 2009


He loved his cake!


Blowing out the candles


WALL-E was more fun than cake though!


He absolutely loved his WALL-E and EVE toys from the cake!


and… a cute one of Ethan and Opa, just because 🙂

Sammy’s Birthday!

July 19th, 2009

We celebrated Sammy’s third birthday a little early this year since we weren’t sure what this week would hold, and I’m really hoping that I’ll have a baby by Friday (his real birthdate!). Due to so many unknowns, we decided to make the celebration rather small this year. Rachel was in town because of a wedding, and she had three of her college friends with her.  We went over to my parents’ house after church and had yummy beef and chicken shish kabobs, along with wings and baked beans (which Dad made WAY too spicy this time!), rice pilaf, caeser salad and bread. Afterwards, we had a WALL-E cake with ice cream. Sammy absolutely loves the movie, WALL-E, so I ordered him a special cake from Safeway. This was the first time I didn’t make a cake for any of the boys’ b-days, but I seriously didn’t know if I’d be able to even make him one this year, which is why we opted for a store bought one. It was a marble cake with fresh strawberries in the middle and a white buttercream frosting- it was really good! Sammy absolutely loved it. I almost think he liked the plastic WALL-E and EVE toys on the cake more than any of his other presents! Well, I don’t have pictures to post just yet- I had forgotten my camera at home, but Jon and my dad were able to get some good shots of Sammy with the cake, so hopefully I can get some up later!

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