I haven't done an update on this guy since he turned one! I'm pretty much kicking myself for not keeping up with Finny better, because I love looking back at these old posts. And really I need to get better about taking more videos of my boys! While I have literally hundreds of photographs, the videos (especially those longer than 15 seconds) are in short supply. And that is where you get to bottle up their sweet voices. The inflections. The mispronunciations. The mannerisms. The looks. All those things that I truly hope to never ever forget.
Height: 34.45 in
Weight: 27.7 lbs
When compared to Liam at the same age, Finn is about a half inch taller and 5 (F I V E) pounds heavier. That's a ton of weight on such little bodies! Finn isn't really all that chubby, he's just dense. He is so so heavy, which makes wearing him & carrying him tough! But he isn't exactly a walk right next to you kind of kid, so yeah... I get a daily workout in with him.
Finn is my willful child. Our pediatrician told me that was a nice way of putting it. He knows what he wants and he wants it NOW! He gets frustrated when we can't figure out what he wants/needs and will quickly demand "hand" and then lead us to whatever. He doesn't have much patience, so you better act quickly. Having to wait 30 seconds while I show my pass to the zoo employee? Devastating for Finny! But surprise surprise, I'm incredibly stubborn myself, so he surely gets it from his mama.
While he can definitely be a handful in the moment, okay maybe TWO handfuls, he is equally sweet the next. He's super expressive & snuggly & squishy. His hugs brighten my day always. His smile is contagious; he just exudes happiness when he wants to. He has this mischievous side that is easily seen in the faces he makes. He loves to play games. Get into everything. And harass the cats. Or "meow meows." Most animals are referred to by their sounds (except ducks), and cars are "beep beeps". He uses two words together often now, although his first ones were "bubble bath" & "garbage truck" (and hilariously like Daffy Duck would say it).
He loves sports, especially football! He'll cozy up on the couch with Conor for a game, and can already throw a serious spiral. His body is practically built for the sport! He also loves soccer, especially when the big kids let him play. He has mastered his wiggle car and has already started walking with the balance bike. I'm waiting for him to start gliding any day! He watches everything Liam does & tries to copy it. Because of this, he picks up skills rather quickly. He is strong hiker (refusing the pack these days), but will often get distracted by random bugs & rocks. He recognizes places we go, and shows his enthusiasm immediately upon discovering where he is. The farm by our house being one of his absolute favorite places.