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Finn: 10 Months

2015 August 30
by Becky

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Thursday marked the little guy’s tenth month, meaning we are so close to a year I’m flipping out a little. The one year mark is where I feel like babies stop being babies. I’ll still call him “my baby”, but it’s only because saying “my toddler” doesn’t flow as well. Toddler. I didn’t think of Ethan as a toddler until at least 18 months, but since Finn seems ready to walk any minute now, the title will fit him much sooner.

So what’s new with Finn? Well, on August 10th Finn had officially been “out” as long as he was “in”. Hard to believe how much growing happens in 39 weeks, going from a tiny infant to this busy baby crawling all over our house and yelling demands, none of which we understand.

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Our new favorite developments are pointing and clapping. In his favorite books, we’ll ask “Where’s the puppy?” and he’ll point. He also knows ball, elephant, ducks, and bear. He’s about 40% accurate and has recognized some of these things in multiple books…shocks me every single time. And the clapping was learned in about 30 seconds while we were stuck in traffic. He’s been applauding random occurrences ever since, very proud of himself.

Excuse my screaming into the phone speaker…it was exciting. 

He’s totally content playing with toys pretty much any time of the day. We have baskets in all areas of the house and he know they are his to dump. In the kitchen he has bin of bottles and random kitchen tools, which is probably his favorite. He’s also baiting us to play games, namely “Throw the toy on the floor and watch Mom/Dad/Ethan pick it up 47 times”. Know it?

Finn is always on the move, hence the tardiness of this post. I could not get him to lay down for his monthly picture, it was even worse than last month. But at least it reflects his true personality at this point, laying down isn’t part of his daytime repertoire.

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He’s still waking up once at night for snack, somewhere between 3am and 5am, but it’s so quick I don’t really mind. However, I DO mind when he wakes up twice. He had his second cold last week, which just consisted of a super snotty nose, so I felt bad and got up with him any time he woke up. That habit took a night of screaming to break.

Going to sleep is still a cinch, book, song, and hand him Mr. Monkey—he’s out.

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Since Ethan’s back at school four days a week, Finn and I have been getting back to the gym. He has a blast playing with all the toys, but dropping him off is becoming increasingly dramatic. At first he whimpered a little at the Tot Watch hand-off, but then it was crying, and last time he got upset as soon as he saw the Tot Watch hallway. I always return to find him happily playing or being snuggled, but I’m just anticipating the tears will get worse.

What else?

  • He never complains about stroller walks in the beautiful weather
  • He isn’t eating quite as ferociously as last month, but is really into nursing
  • Speaking of nursing, he throws a tantrum if I don’t feed him RIGHT when he wants
  • He is enjoying our outings more now, like the zoo and botanical gardens
  • Loves sticking his fingers in the holes of The Hungry Caterpillar book
  • He played at the Magic House’s baby section for the first time and conquered everything

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  • Loves riding in the sling and watching all the big kids run around at school drop off
  • Likes “playing” Ethan’s mini-guitar
  • Can almost use a snack up…almost
  • He loves listening to our Catch the Moon album in the car
  • Is now riding in the convertible carseat, the bucket is history!
  • Gets really excited when Stu comes home from work, squealing and crawling to him
  • Favorite foods include eggs (scrambled & poached), mango puree, and yogurt
  • He’s attempting to climb stairs and is pretty darn good at it
  • Still thinks big brother is the funniest and most amazing person in the world.

Two more months until he’s one. He’s the best baby and we are having so much fun with him!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. Linda Johnson permalink
    August 31, 2015

    Finn is so ADORABLE!!! He has grown so fast!!

  2. August 31, 2015

    He is amazing!!! Getting so big and taking on that big boy look. Looking forward to his first birthday.

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