Dear monkey man,
Here is your mama, writing your 7 month update when you are almost 8 months old. I am the first to admit punctuality is not my best quality...
There are a few things I want to tell you bug.
My favorite song to sing to you is "You Are My Sunshine" with a twist.
You are my Finnshine my only Finnshine, you make me happy when skies are grey. You'll never know Finn how much I love you, please don't take my Finnshine away.
When you look out into the world, your eyes emit light. When you wake up and look at me first thing in the morning and every fiber in your little being smiles, you radiate joy. When you laugh- I can hardly describe it- you are truly my sunshine. You are everything pure and right to me. You embody warmth and comfort with that sound. The simple delight and unabashed glee you express with your sweet laugh illuminates my world and sets my spirit free.
You were a complete stranger to me in those first few months. Much like I imagine an alien from a galaxy far far away would be like showing up at my front door. (An adorable blue eyed cooing alien of course.)
In my experience any truly great relationship suddenly one day just clicks.... and there you were. I could see you; all this beauty and depth and the most real and urgent love I have ever beheld all in such a tiny little body.
Yes Finn, I love you. I love you because you are my child and and I love you because you such a joy to be around. You charm me constantly Finn. You win me over and turn any mundane day into a day full of gratitude that I am your mama.
Now onto what you have been up to for the past month! (since I'm so late, this is an update from November-December)
|first taste of lemon|
You've become much more mobile. Your favorite thing to do is roll around the room, exploring and discovering. I looked over to where you were playing the other day, but I found you under the futon groping around in some of daddy's stuff under there! Good thing he keeps the sharp objects in the garage!
|eating is exhausting|
We introduced you to the exciting world of food this month too. I had your first meal very carefully planned out. I fed you avocado, with olive oil and salt, fried banana in coconut oil and cinnamon and egg yolk. I gave you your own plate and gave you your own spoon, and you took right to feeding yourself! But when you were done, it looked like the food had exploded all over you and the room, so now in the interest of cleanliness, I usually feed you. But you are very capable of getting the spoon in your mouth, sometimes you prefer to bang the food off it first and let Molly have it.
After that first meal, I realized that you would pretty much swallow anything that I gave you, and like it too! On the short list is: yogurt, squash, grass fed beef, lamb and pastured pork, pancakes, pumpkin, pastured eggs, coconut milk, BACON, fig pudding, almonds, pecans, mango, cauliflower, salmon, raw cheese, and even cod liver oil!
I am amazed by your adventurous palate, and the quantity that you manage to put away! I make all of your food, it's fun and easy.I usually just take whatever we are eating, mash it or blend it up and freeze it in ice cube trays. NO grains of any kind for you, we don't think its good for your little body or for ours either.
You had your first big encounter with snow this December. Daddy and I took you to Brainard Lakes to go snowshoeing, but a combination of cold temperatures, high winds, an ill-fitting snow suit and and poopie diaper did not combine to make for a happy Finn! You were a trooper though, and we had a good time tramping through the woods together.
|Like father like son!|
We celebrated your first Christmas back in Colorado. You received more presents from generous friends and family than we did, but mostly you just wanted to play with the wrapping paper! Unfortunately you were not in a prime Christmas spirit because your first tooth arrived on Christmas Eve, and the pain and fever that resulted made for a Finn that was not his usual gleeful and care-free self. But it was great to have Daddy come home on Christmas Day to share it with us!
It is going to be an amazing New Year for you and Daddy and I, and I can't wait to see what new and amazing things you will learn to do!