Monday, February 19, 2018

Finnegan: Ten Months

Happy Valentine's Day to one of my favorite valentines! He may not understand what Valentine's Day is all about, but I hope he knows how loved he is.  Mike and I are pretty crazy about this little guy and I am so lucky to call him mine.

Finn spent the whole month pulling himself up into standing position.  We moved the coffee table out of our family room area because he kept pulling himself up on it and grabbing anything and everything that was on it.  He had a visit from his Aunt Kelly which was fun, as well as a visit from the stomach flu and RSV, which was not. His laid back and happy demeanor made these illnesses bearable and we couldn't love our Finny more!

Eating: Watching Finn eat is one of my favorite things to do (you know you're a mom when watching your kid eat is something you enjoy).  He puts his whole fist in his mouth and only manages to get food in there about half the time.  It's actually impressive. He has completely transitioned to table food and is eating everything and anything we eat.  In fact, he gets kind of mad when you don't give him a taste and doesn't understand that he can't have things like sushi or nachos. Sorry, bud.  They started calling him Mr. Bougie at daycare because he refuses to eat baby food now and it cracks me up.  He definitely prefers table food over baby food, which is fine by me!

Sleeping: Ohhhh sleeping.  Finn spent most of the month waking up around 5:00am, which was not good for anyone.  Mike and I were not happy and Finn was exhausted. I think part of the problem is that he is kind of transitioning to waking up once to feed during the night (finally!), but that means that he is hungry and ready to eat again around five and won't go back to sleep.  He does seem to do better if he eats a big dinner, so we feed him a ton at dinner and just hope and pray it will hold him over.  I think the day that he sleeps through the night, I'll cry tears of joy.   He has started taking longer naps which is a reason for celebration!! His morning nap is almost always his better nap and is usually at least an hour long, but usually closer to an hour and a half. His afternoon nap is still between 45 minutes to an hour, but it's still longer than his naps used to be. 

Noises: Adadadadada is all we hear around here these days.  Finn loves to babble and everything is adadada.  Occasionally, we will get a "buh buh buh" but there's no sign of "mamamama"  yet.  He still loves to squeal when he gets excited which is so cute and is just one of the many ways his personality shines through.  

Milestones:  The biggest milestone is definitely pulling himself up to standing, which he is a pro at now.  He hasn't quite figured out how to move once he's up, but he likes being up.  He's definitely become more attached to me, which is endearing, but also a little frustrating at times.  He understands the word "No" which is used quite frequently now since he seems to get into everything and anything, including our electrical cords, cleaning supplies and the toilet.  He also is crawling on all fours and is moving everywhere quickly.   We also introduced the sippy cup this month, which is a huge hit, although I'm not sure how much actually makes it in his mouth and stays in there. We mainly use it for water, but he takes milk in it at daycare.  He can only get about half of it out, though, so we've got a ways to go, but he likes it!

Notice how he has the P for Patriots in his mouth.  He's definitely his father's son!

Likes and Dislikes: Like I said before, he loves real people food.  He'll tolerate the fruit purees from me every once and a while, but definitely prefers to feed himself. He loves to be held by me and is a little needy at times.  He has started whining, which is not so fun, but it's usually when he's pulled himself up onto something and then can't get down.  He loves to play in the bathroom and will come crawling from across the room if he sees the dishwasher or the refrigerator open.  Diaper changing has become a wrestling match, which is especially frustrating/disgusting when there is more to the diaper than just pee.  He still isn't a huge fan of the car, either, which makes me dread our cross-country trip, but he does pretty well around town or when there is someone sitting next to him, so there's hope!

Nicknames: Finn, Finny, Bud, Buddy Bear, Mr. Little Boy, Mr. Bougie

Clothing Size:  9-12 months, although his little belly sticks out of some of his sweaters so it might be time to upgrade 

Diaper Size: Size four

Weight: 19.5 lbs! He's put on a little winter weight 😀

Height: 27.5 inches

Travel: None!

Oh Finnegan, I look at you sometimes and see a budding little boy.  I love seeing your personality shine through and learning who you are becoming.  I miss the days of babyhood, but watching you grow is my greatest joy and there is nothing more that I could want than to be your mom.  I love you, sweet valentine!

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