Tuesday, February 14, 2012


First of all . . .


Gideon and I had a very romantic evening. . .

He studied in the bedroom (so as to not be distracted by my TV watching) and I watched a juicy new Parenthood episode and cleaned the kitchen on commercials. Then we ate some red velvet Costco cake for a study break for him.
This picture wasn't taken tonight. . . but it pretty much sums up every evening around here. Poor guy. 

I told you it was romantic.

Now that that's out of the way, on to more important real blogging topics, such as baby stats, etc. Far more interesting.

Finn turns one in about two weeks. So crazy! I can't believe how fast time has flown. I find myself looking at his birth pictures and his newborn photos, completely blown away by the little boy I have in front of me. I have fallen so deep in love so fast (a year) that is rocks my world. I love love love being a mom, especially to this sweet little boy. The other day he took his first real steps in front of me and I burst into tears (being pregnant and hormonal doesn't help ). My little guy is growing up. It may seem slow to everyone else, but to me it is already flying by, and it's such a mix of emotions! I am so proud of the little person he is evolving into, and yet I am devastated that he is changing and growing and needing me less and less. He is pretty much weaned to a sippy cup now, but I can't force myself to quit nursing him at bedtime because after he always snuggles me so sweetly, and I just can't give that up yet! Us moms, we need our kids snuggles way more than they need ours. Truly.

Watching TV- he crawled into his car seat one day so I snuggled him in and let him veg. Don't judge me. 

A few random things about Finn I want to jot down to remember:

He loves scrunching up his nose and breathing through it, while sticking out his tongue and pointing his nose in the air. Yes, it's goofy, and yes, it's very very cute.

He has two bottom teeth, and if you put something in his mouth, your fingers WILL get bitten if you don't pull them out fast enough.

He is semi-walking. He has about a 5 step max right now.

He loves loves loves the car. We often "go out" if he's grouchy because he loves running errands.

He is 100% in love with anything to do with outdoors. Every time he bonks his head, we just step outside with him and he stops crying instantly. I kid you not. It's been this way since he was a very very small baby and he still is so happy anytime he's outside. I hope this love continues and beats out tv when he's 11.

He's a daddy's boy. He knows the sound of the door unlocking and crawls SUPER fast towards the door every time he hears it-he knows it's daddy coming home. He also smiles and laughs at Gideon every time he gets in the car when I pick him up from work or school.

Like I said, he is almost completely weaned. He drinks milk and water out of a sippy cup. I only nurse him at bedtime and once at about 6 am.

He sleeps from about 6:30pm until 5 or 6 am, nurses, then goes back to sleep until 7 or 8 am. I'm in heaven. But of course, he usually sleeps something like this:

Changing diapers is near impossible. He is the most wiggly kid, I swear! Most diapers changes go like this:

Sorry for the blurry photo-there wasn't time to focus!

He finally eats real food! He was on a yogurt-only kick for so long I was getting worried. But he now eats waffles, pancakes, eggs, turkey lunch meet, noodles, spaghetti, shredded cheese, and the veggies from vegetable soup (mostly the carrots). And still lots of yogurt to boot. Oh and he also loves cinnamon graham crackers and regular animal crackers. And Ritz crackers. Woo hoo! Such a great list!

Well it is finally getting real that we are having another baby! August really seems so close to me, and it's kind of freaky! This pregnancy is going by much faster (maybe because I'm not throwing up every day?? Possible . . .) than Finn's. I'm already 14 1/2 weeks. We are finding out the gender on Friday! Can't wait. I've been feeling the baby move since around 12 weeks, and that has been awesome. Just light flutters, but it is crazy how much earlier you can feel the baby the second time around. We are thinking of names and I'm already making a list of things I need to clean and organize in my house slowly so that I can have some sense of order when baby #2 arrives and throws us into a complete tailspin. Can't wait!


  1. In a few years, im sure youre going to look at that picture of Gideon sleeping on the couch with that book and school, having only one kid and a small apartment will be like a dream. I just loved that picture. You guys work so hard and are such good examples!! We love you!!!

  2. And I love you can see how hard Gideon is laughing while Finn is wiggling away from having a diaper put on!