Finn: One Month

How is it possible? How? Finny Babe turned one month old on October 18th and even though the month flew by, it feels like he’s been ours forever.

Finn has given us a couple of smiles which really melts my heart. It even made me cry once because it wasn’t just a sleepy/gassy smile. He was really looking at me and smiled back!

Sleeping was very inconsistent for this little guy at night… He didn’t sleep well for about weeks 2-4 but for the past two nights, I consistently put him in the velcro swaddler blanket and he slept for much longer stretches… even a 6 hour stretch one night!

Finn is quite a noisy little guy. When he’s eating, it sounds like he’s famished. When he’s gassy, which is often, he really grunts loudly. We have to shut our door to make sure it doesn’t wake up Eva!

As the month went by, he became more and more aware and awake. He follows sounds really well and is fascinated by lights. He LOVES being dressed up for Halloween and insists on wearing his pumpkin hat as much as possible. Finn really likes his sister. Whenever she’s around or other little kids, he seems to follow them and be so interested. Eva is SO in love with Finn… sometimes a little too in love because she wants to hug and kiss him constantly. But fortunately she’s old enough to know she should be gentle and can’t really touch him if I’m not around.

Finn grew out of newborn diapers around 2 weeks (!) and at one month, no longer can fit into his newborn clothes. Well, he can still wear a couple of them but they’re awfully tight! He’s growing so tall and so chunky.

I’m only nursing him and still haven’t supplemented or tried a bottle with him at all. Since I struggled so much with nursing Eva, I decided to not introduce anything else to him until we really have breastfeeding down. It’s really going great… he’s a great eater (obviously, considering how big he is!) and because of my Covered Goods nursing cover, I never feel like I’m in a place where I can’t nurse. The whole thing still weirds me out a little bit though, I can’t really think about it too much haha! I know it’s so natural or whatever, and I’m grateful it’s going well because formula is expensive and a hassle, but isn’t it odd to think that our bodies can produce milk and then the baby drinks it out of our body?!? So weird to me!

Some more random things about Finn… He loves taking baths. It calms him down so we’ve been doing it during his fussy time in the evening. He sleeps in a portacrib next to me, so hopefully we won’t have the same problem we had with Eva where she would only sleep in her swing or carseat! He naps really well, but I haven’t really gotten into a sleep/eat schedule yet although I’ve looked into it and want to start implementing one soon. He really loves being carried in his wrap and pretty much falls asleep within minutes of me putting it on. He doesn’t love his pacifier but will take it if he’s desperate. He has the key to my heart and even though newborns are sometimes so tough, I can’t get over how cute he is and seriously want like fifty more of these little babies! Haha! Kidding… kinda!

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Taken at 3 weeks (above)

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    mom says:

    I told you that you’d fall in love with this little one. I must say he’s adorable, and I miss him and his sister so much. (plus the mom and dad) What a wonderful time I had visiting you all.

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