Monday, December 7, 2015

Finn: 7 Months Old



I fall in love more everyday!  This boy is mostly smiles & belly laughs.  He is easy going & relaxed.  He puts up with a lot, from his parents as well as big brother.  He truly just seems to be happy to be a part of our family and simply just fits the mold.  While I do wish that I had more one-on-one time with him, I know that much of his happiness comes from just being around Liam.  Finn's personality makes for a perfect & joyful second child!  Now for some fun facts about our little giggle machine...

Eating: He isn't a food lover yet.  He does go pretty crazy for a piece of fruit leather or some mandarin orange slices, but otherwise he's still on the fence about this whole solid-food business.  We are still going strong with breastfeeding!  Having already nursed a child for 2+ years, I have full confidence that Finn & I will also hit that milestone!

Sleeping:  Wakes multiple times a night as expected at this age.  Having the perspective to know this is normal and will very likely be lasting for some time makes it much easier for us to deal with.  He did have a rough week when his first tooth popped through where he just did not want to be put down, at all...  This made naps and nighttime very difficult.  But thank goodness, that awful stretch was short lived.  Cosleeping makes the nights feel a lot easier, although I do miss Liam's snuggles most nights as Conor tends to finish the night with him in his bed after he wakes to go to the bathroom and/or just come find one of us.

Likes: Practically everything & everything that has an ounce of excitement to it.  He is happiest when he has anyone's full attention, but especially daddy's or big brother's.  Liam has been trying to "wrestle" with Finn lately, and I have been shocked at how Finn not only tolerates it, but at how much he enjoys it most of the time.  He also wants everything & anything that Liam is playing with, and luckily Liam tolerates that pretty well himself! He loves big smiles and daddy's funny faces, jumping on our laps as we hold him and, perhaps more than anything else, being with us in the shower as the warm water splashes on his chubby little self in our arms. In fact, he likes the shower so much that if he spots one of us in there while the other carries him past he does everything he can to practically jump out of our arms towards the water. We think he's going to love those fun waterpark afternoons with big brother just fine when summer rolls back around.

Milestones:  It was a big month for Finn!!!  He learned to clap (a whole month ahead of Liam), and that is his most favorite activity!  He loves to clap.  He loves for other people to clap.  He loves the word clap!  I think it is the first word he seems to understand.  We can ask him to clap, and he'll do it right on demand.  Phew, that was a lot of clap talk.  He also had his first little bottom tooth pop through (Liam had 2 teeth by 7 months), and he did not handle it gracefully.  Let's hope the rest come in a bit easier.  And lastly, Finn is almost mobile!  I predict he will be crawling by Christmas!  And lastly, a stranger squeezed his scrumptious cheeks for the first time.  It was bound to happen.  Everywhere I go, people comment on those cheeks.  So the first random squeeze is in the books!

Nicknames: Finnier, Finnaroo, Finner, & Huck (Yep, I'm still trying to make this last one happen).



I am so smitten with him each day!  I can't get enough of his sweet smell or contagious smile.  He has the deepest brown eyes, and a strawberry blond mohawk that make him uniquely Finn.  Oh how we love watching him grow!

17 comments :

  1. His fuzzy hair is the cutest thing ever! What a sweet boy! Love his onesie. They grow up way too quickly for us momma's. Time needs to slow down.

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  2. Oh Finnaroo, you are just too too cute. Hope you start sleeping through the night sooN!

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  3. Oh he is just the sweetest! I see bits of Liam in him but he is very much his own person! He's getting cuter by the day!

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  4. he's so sweet and growing so fast!! time slow down, please :)

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  5. What a sweet little man you have! Second babies seem to just go with the flow, don't they? Happy 7 Months babe!

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  6. This warmed my heart. N just turned 5 months and while he's behind G on some things, he is ahead of her on others at the same age. I can't wait for the clapping!!!!

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  7. Oh, the baby clapping!! That might be one of my all-time favorite milestones ever! :) He's perfection!

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  8. Babies clapping is just the cutest thing! And isn't it great to just be at peace with the whole sleep situation. Might as well not dwell on something we can't control ;)

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  9. THOSE CHEEKS! HAHA. I'm kidding. I get that all the time too with Parker. He is a sweetheart though. I love his fuzzy head!

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  10. yes! lets make the world clap finn. you and k can be the clap leaders!

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  11. Oh Finn, you are one precious little babe. Happy 7 months sweet boy!

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  12. You are so right! Once you resolve that you just won't be sleeping regularly, it makes those wake ups so much easier! Ben has been a teething monster too and will pop those eyes right open once laid down ANY time his teeth are hurting him. I feel ya mama!

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  13. HA! I love the stranger cheek pinch. I MEAN. I get it...THEY'RE JUST TOO CUTE!
    And the clapping!!!! SO SWEET!!!!!!!!!! xx

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  14. Can you believe how fast time is flying?! He is absolutely presh!!

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  15. Aside from my own baby, Finn is like my favorite baby ever ever. Everything about him is just awesome.

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