Monday, November 29, 2010
14 lbs, 11 oz
44 3/4 inch head circumference
Hi Bug!You are half a year old... 6 whole lunar cycles have passed since that morning in late May when you exited the world of my belly and entered the world of all of us! Time passage is funny when you have a baby. It's so ever present and real. At this stage in your life, we see changes in you every single day.
Your expressions are so charming and ever changing. Whether you're chewing away on some fascinating thing like your shirt, dressed up like an old Russian grandma, or drooling uncontrollably with a huge grin on your face, you are such fun to behold! I am just amazed by the complexity in that little six month old face, I swear you are much older and wiser...
Your Romey (my mama) came to visit you this month. She had not seen you since you were 2 weeks old! Needless to say she thinks you are kind of a big deal...
You really enjoyed your time in Virginia. You loved the cabin and being with your family. You are still happy almost all the time. You smile and laugh and talk. You have discovered your feet this month and you love to chew your toes.You are rolling all over the place, never staying in the same spot for long! You have also started sitting up this month. At first very tenuously and toppling over all, but now you are solid, sitting straight up for a minute or so. You make us laugh when you grab at everything in your sight- mama's glasses, the food on our plates, noses, and lips. You have also discovered how exciting it is to bang a spoon on the table in between shoving it on your drooly mouth.
Your favorite things are your Pyramid of Power, staring and grinning at that cute baby in the mirror, flying around the house with daddy, talking to your pacifier, and banging things on things.
You have started going to bed earlier, between 7-8, instead of 8-9. You snooze peacefully for 10-12 hours. You wake up talking to your self sometimes instead of crying. Your naps are still pretty unpredictable. Some days you catnap all day, and sometimes you'll nap for 3 hours in your crib.
Our plane ride home to Colorado was uneventful and you seem to have to have taken to flying like a natural. Wonder where that comes from... I think you were happy to be back in our nice warm house after getting your first taste of winter when we arrived out west.
We had a nice Thanksgiving with your Uncle Wally and you are getting ready to enjoy your first holiday season. I have your Christmas suits all ready, can't wait to see how sweet and handsome you look. We are so excited to watch you grow and thrive Finn. We are so proud to be your guides in the world.
I love you monkey,
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
14 lbs, 1 oz
Wow Finntastic! Happy belated 5 month birthday!!! Dudopotamus! Rascal pants!
You have had a busy month here in Virginia, getting to know this mew place and meeting new family and friends, who will be very special people to you when we move here. Just as its been a time a transition for your daddy and I, you have been making tons of changes too. I'm amazed by what an interesting, funny, animated little person you are becoming!
You have been spending time with your big cousin Sylas, and your Aunts Mihr and Eileen, and your Annie. You are still a very smiley dude, blessing just about anyone who picks you up with grins and laughs. You love to be tickled, rolled around, held up in the air, and any kind of Daddy's silliness makes you the happiest baby in the universe!
We moved up Daddy's cabin this month and you have settled right in. You are with our friend Christina on the porch here.
You just stare and stare out at the leaves and the sky from our bedroom window. I think you'll be quite the nature boy. We have gone on a few hikes around the property and switched you from front to back in your Ergo carrier. You watch the sky for a while before you fall asleep...
At the gym with mama
We took a trip, just the two of us (plus Molly!) to Baltimore to see your Grandpa Tom and lost of other friends. The four hour drive was easy for you, you just fussed once when you were hungry. You're such a doll Finn, and and adventurous traveler! You did entertain your Grandpa in the car one day when Molly joined in for a rousing chorus of screaming baby and howling dog (she is becoming famous for that!)
You met cousin Naya, 11 months
Your GREAT grandmom, Melva
Your cousin Caroline and Aunt Bonnie
Kathy and Grandpa at the farm
Your mama's dear friend Julie. She was great at carrying you around :)
You really love life Finn. You are always full of joy and curiosity for the world around you. You are either contemplative and concentrating very hard, or gleeful and excited to be held, talked to, and loved.
Your favorite toys are still your hands, shoving them as far as you can into your mouth, gurgling, and drooling, prompting everyone to say, "oh he's teething" for the past 3 months! No teeth peeking their way out yet!
You are still going to bed around 10 and sleeping about 10 hours. Thank you again little man for taking after Mama in that regard...
Mama's milk is still your sustenance of choice. We are holding off on real food as you seem perfectly content and thriving! You weigh over 15 pounds at 5 months and 10 days.
You are really exploring our faces now, grabbing our noses with great glee, brushing our cheeks, and pulling on our lips! I have to remember to keep your nails trimmed because you have a very firm grip young man.
It's amazing that I look at you know and I really see you looking back at me, seeing me, taking me in and recognizing that I am your mama and that we are family. You have a beautiful spirit Finn and your sweet face and touches and sounds make me so happy that you came to us.
Love love love