Monday, September 17, 2012
Fynn on the left and Hudson on the right Happy Hudson talking away
Naked time before bath time
Fynn getting ready to take off!
Well we've had another great month my boys! Again we had a lot of firsts and this parenting thing continues to change on a daily basis. You boys are a LOT more active and you keep me on my toes. Gone are the days of napping in your car seats (did that used to happen) and being happy spending more than an hour stilling in your stroller. Now you are happier moving, stretching and playing. Thank goodness for naps and an early bedtime or mommy wouldn't be able to keep up.
Holy cow Mr. Finnister you are a busy guy. It is nearly impossible to change your diaper these days because you literally NEVER want to stay still. You roll like crazy and grab anything that is within reach. You have decided that you are ready to crawl and although you haven't actually done a propper step forward you are able to get up on all fours. Generally you shift back and forth a couple of times before you squirm backwards. Unfortunately that gets you further away from whatever object you are trying to get to so you get frustrated. Your whining is getting better but there is a reason we lovingly call you Finicky Fynn.
This month you also got your first two teeth. Wow, I couldn't believe it when Dr. G pointed out that you were cutting a bottom tooth. It turns out that it was actually two teeth that were coming in at the same time. You look so grown up with your two new little chiclets. It also feels like one of your top teeth might be in soon too and I bet that changes your look once again. I am not sure if you were any fussier than your usual self. You did had a couple of nights were you woke up 2 times throughout the night but we aren't sure if that was because of your teeth or if it was just coincidence.
You now LOVE your jolly jumper. That's right even after all of the physical therapy warnings mommy lets you jump in a jumper. You love it and beam from ear to ear. You are so proud of yourself and it is great to see you so happy.
The one thing you don't love to do is sit. You are actually pretty sturdy when mommy places you in the sitting position and you can stay up for 5 or more minutes (then you loose your focus and dive forward). You never try to get yourself into the sitting position and when you are walking holding my fingers and I try to sit you down you stiffen your legs and refuse to sit. I think if you could you would stand at all times. You love walking with my fingers and mommy is worried you will be an early walker (your cousin walked at 9 months and that scares mommy a lot!). Although you aren't pulling up on things at all so maybe we have a while before we have to get ready for that.
You are getting increasingly vocal, especially in the morning and before bath time. You yelp and laugh and I love hearing you and your brother throughout the house.
You have found your smile my boy and it comes out so much more often. You have even smiled at a stranger or two....lol
It has been so much fun watching you continue to be more outgoing and vocal this month. You have caught up to your brother in all areas and it looks like you might be the first one to crawl. You are constantly up on all fours and ready to move. You have taken one or two "steps" forward in the crawling position but then come crashing down. You just smile and then try it again. Like your brother it is almost impossible to change your diaper because you can't stay still. You roll and squirm and you guys are way too strong to be babies.
You also got your first tooth this month. It is on the bottom and it feels like more are soon to follow. You are such a little trooper and we barely even saw the signs of any discomfort caused by the new tooth. One night you woke up a couple of times with a little whimper but were quickly soothed with a cuddle and some tylenol. Mommy has been giving you some pain relief medicine nightly before bed just in case for the past two nights.
Like your brother you aren't very interested in sitting. You are okay in the highchair and in mommy's lap but you aren't too sturdy on your own yet. When mommy sets you up like a tripod, using your arms to stabilize you, you can sit for a couple of minutes but eventually you topple over. You don't seem comfortable but we keep working on it. We are doing a ton of tummy time and you get stronger every day.
You are still my smily guy and I love seeing you so happy all of the time. You love your daddy and he makes you laugh so hard, it is hilarious. You love "talking" to your brother and whenever you get a chance you man handle him. You love to explore and you grab everything. Your favourite thing to explore lately is faces and you aren't gentle....lol. Mommy has had to make sure your nails are trimmed so that you don't hurt any of us. You also LOVE to pull hair. Mommy is sporting a bun now most of the time but when she forgets she gets a quick reminder.