It's hard being away from my family for so long. Leahm, my brother Chris' son, is the only baby in the family so far. He is growing so fast and since I am gone eight months at a time it's like he is morphing into a different child every time I see him. He turned two last August. I was lucky to return home for mom's wedding and see him in November but it will another six months after that before I see him again, ugh.
He was a tiny newborn, only about five pounds at birth. When his mother went to her last doctor visit two weeks before her due date, they noticed that Leahm was losing weight. At that moment they decided to do an emergency c-section. He had lost over a pound in the whoom. Luckly he was delivered safely and is now a wild little boy with a hint of asthma like his father.
Look at that silly grin!
I think he looks like a little glow worm here. Just a couple of weeks old.
Six months old.
About nine months.
About a year old.
His second birthday.
Look at those lashes!
Leahm and dad enjoying Lake Michigan.
Going shirtless, probably to the beach.
My mom and Glen's home is surrounded by a horse farm. They are very friendly so we walk on in at Leahm's request. He loves horsies! He screams 'horsies' in the most hilarious way I have ever heard. Seeing him running across the grass to the horse fence is too cute. Of course, we are right there otherwise there would be trouble. We have to tell him that the horsies have to take a nap otherwise we would never get to leave.
My brother's, Christopher and Justin with Leahm.
My mom and Justin showing Leahm the horsies.
Daddy and his boy.
Our mom aka Grammy.
Cool dude. The name Leahm offers many options for cute nicknames so hammer, leeham and jammer are all names we love to call him.
Of course, he isn't always a sweet little boy. Looks like a fall temper tantrum.
He loves his new christmas t-rex.