Finley is ten months old!
So, what’s he up to these days?
His eighth tooth just popped through this week. He’s got four on top and four on bottom.
He’s eating just about everything. He had his first grilled cheese sandwich, cut into slices, and he held on to those pieces like someone was going to take them from him.
He’s still nursing 4-5 times per day and eats solids for lunch and dinner.
Finley’s back to sleeping well again – it took us about 6 nights to get back on schedule after we returned to Luxembourg from the US for Christmas. Jet lag is no joke, people.
He’s been going to bed around 7:30 and waking around 7 in the morning. He takes a morning nap and an afternoon nap, and he typically sleeps well for at least one nap each day. Sometimes the other nap is a bust. But we can’t complain because he sleeps like a log during the night.
He’s army crawling all over and has crawled up on all fours a few times, although ever so tentatively.
(Hannah started crawling at 10 months also.)
He loves to stand and play with his toys on the coffee table.
Because of his recent mobility, I’ve set up the pack-n-play so that he can play there while I do my workouts in the living room. Then I take it into the kitchen when I make dinner. He seems to like it.
Shawn thinks that it’s kind of hillbilly to come home to a baby in a pack-n-play in the kitchen. Especially when the baby is only wearing a diaper.
(Not that that’s ever happened or anything.)
And speaking of diapers, changing them is still a circus act because he rolls and wiggles and scoots away every time. He’s got stuff to do, I guess.
Finley’s still easy going, smiles all the time and is in desperate need of a haircut. But I just can’t because he has a few little curls and the way his hair looks after he’s had a hat on cracks me up.
He waves bye-bye, loves to play peek-a-boo, cracks up when anyone sneezes and loves when we make a big fuss when he does something new.
He also adores his big sister. I think his favorite part of the day (besides eating) is when Hannah runs out of school and gives him a hug.
A couple of times, we’ve heard him say what sounds like “uh oh.” He also says “dada” and “mama.”
The biggest thing he did in the last month was travel from Luxembourg to the US for his first Christmas and New Year’s. He did great, although the first two hours on the flight back were tiring because he was so wiggly and just wanted to touch everything. Once he fell asleep, he slept until we landed.
New Year’s Eve with my good friend and one of his favorite ladies.
Happy ten months, Finn Man.
It’s hard to believe that in a few short months we’ll be celebrating your first birthday.
We love you so much!