I took these silly pictures of him when he suddenly discovered the baby swing he used to swing in. I put him in it--and he looked ridiculous. He's just so much bigger now, he can reach the fishes on the mobile and sit up and look around. I can't believe how big he is.
Here's what Finley's been up to lately...
- Eating: He weighs 19 lbs--2 ounces more than last month. His eating continues to improve; I think the snowcation helped get us on track. He's nursing in the morning, when I come home and before he goes to bed, which is a huge improvement. He eats 3 daily meals of big boy food (at least that's what I tell him) and is getting good at feeding himself food. He loves eating (and smashing) blueberries, avocado and yogurt. And he has 8 teeth. And they are sharp.
- Sleep: He is sleeping so much better. He goes to bed around 8 and gets up around 8, and normally wakes up to eat around 6. (Except today, where he got up at 9:15. Thanks, baby!) He is a taking two naps, each for around an hour (except today where his morning nap was 2.5 hours, and his afternoon nap was an hour of babbling in his crib).
- Milestones: He has graduated from scooting to crawling--kind of. I was shocked when I was cleaning the kitchen and all of the sudden he was crawling around like it was no big deal. He still prefers to scoot--but occasionally I'll hear him plunking around on his hands and knees. He is much faster at scooting, but it's easier for him to sit and stand from the "crawl" position. I keep telling him to crawl like a big boy, but he won't listen.
- Finley-ism: Finley loves everybody. He loves his "mamamama" and "dadada", Victoria, Amy, Calvin and the doggies. He gets a little sad whenever anyone leaves the room. One of my favorite Finley-isms is his reaction when people come into the room. When Victoria comes upstairs, or Sol or I come home from work, Finley gets upset and acts like we have ruined his life. I think in his head he is saying, "You! I forgot about you! I love you so much and you left me and I didn't realize it until just now! Why did you leave meeee?" It's so sweet--I can't think of any other reason he would get upset when people come home.