Monday, May 14, 2018

Finnegan: 13 Months

I kind of thought I would stop doing these month updates when Finn turned one, but I like them and I still feel like he changes so much each month that I'm going to keep doing them.  Maybe I'll stop when he turns two?  Who knows!

Anyways, month 13 was a fun one!! Finn took swimming lessons, we traveled to Portland and most importantly, we slept through the night consistently!!!  He's become much more opinionated and points and says "uh" to anything he wants.  He loves his blue car and will ride in it for what seems like forever.  He's standing for a few seconds at a time and we are working on eventually walking.  Let's hope it comes soon!!

Eating:  Not much has changed here.  He's a great eater when he likes what is in front of him. He is completely weaned off of breast feeding (freedom!!!) and loves whole milk so much that we should probably just get a cow.   He's showing a lot of interest in using a spoon, so we practice with that with oatmeal.  It usually just results in a huge mess, but every once and a while, some oatmeal makes it into his mouth. 

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Sleeping: We are all sleeping through the night and we are all happier for it. Our wake up times vary between 5:30 (and lots of moaning) to 6:30, but we are all thankful to be sleeping through the night. 

Noises: So many noises, so little understanding. There is lots of "ah" and "dah" when he is pointing to things, but no sounds that sound like words. 

Milestones: The biggest milestone this month is definitely standing.  He's not doing it for very long, but it's happening and it's only a matter of time before it's more intentional and for a longer duration.  He is also drinking out of a glass when I hold it up for him, which is maybe his favorite thing.  This usually results in all of my water disappearing before I get to drink any, but it's fun to watch!  As I mentioned before, he's trying to use silverware with minimal success, but he understands what he's supposed to do, so that's a step in the right direction. 

Likes and Dislikes: His favorite thing this month was his blue car.  Y'all we created a monster.  It's in our garage and every time we go to get in our real car, he sees it and wants to go for a ride. If we bring it inside, it's what he puts things in and is never far away from it.  He also loves to dance and LOVES music.  He will bop back and forth whenever he hears "music," which can be defined as music from Alexa, Mom singing or the smoke alarm going off.  He loves it all!  He also loves to "help" in the kitchen.  I've let him hold a spoon while mixing and it's his favorite thing. Finn's biggest dislike this month was swim lessons. He tolerated them for the first few weeks, but once he was put under water, they were quickly added to the dislike list. He has also become more opinionated and more determined, which has led to more meltdowns, mainly because I refuse to let him hold things like knives or touch things like the hot oven.  So I guess I'm on the dislike list sometimes, but I know I make the likes list the majority of the time. You win some, you lose some. 

Nicknames: Finn, Finny, Buddy, Bud, Buddy Bear, Finny Bear

Clothing Size: Onesies are definitely 18 months (his belly fills them out!), but pants are still 12 months.  I put 18 month shorts on him today and they were sagging, but I refuse to buy any 12 month shorts because I know they won't fit him by the end of the summer.  

Diaper Size: Four

Height: 30 inches (he had a growth spurt!)

Weight: 20 lbs 8.75 oz 

Travel: Portland for Mother's Day

Teeth: Still seven

Finn continues to amaze me as he discovers the world around him.  We are so grateful for this little guy and his enthusiasm for life.  Love you, bud!

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