Finn at 2 months

Finn is now 2 months old! He did very well at his doctor’s visit this morning. Took his shots like a champ and even smiled on the way out. He’s 13 lbs and 23 inches long. Two whole pounds more than Harper was at this age! He’s a happy and growing boy!

He smiles very easily and already charms people he meets. He enjoys tummy time for minutes at a time and is getting good at lifting his chest to look around. This past month he had his first bottle and we broke out the bouncy seat. He likes to smile and coo at his toys while sitting in it – comes in handy at dinnertime! We wrap him in the miracle blanket at night since we had great success using it with Harper. He wasn’t a fan at first, but he’s sleeping longer and longer in it (although he’ll kick his leg out of it.) He still wakes up once in the middle of the night (usually around 2am) to eat and then sleeps until 6 or 7am.

Here are some pictures from the last month:

Finnegan

Finn's first bottle

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan and Harper

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

happy tummy time

Daddy and the kids

Finnegan at 2 months

Finnegan at 2 months

bluebonnet bust

We’ve been so busy…you know, having a baby and all…that we missed the peak of the Texas Bluebonnets here, but I didn’t want to miss our annual bluebonnet picture. Plus, this would be Finn’s first! The Bluebonnets bloom during a short span of time and we hit the tail end (plus I think this season was shorter due to the weather.) We went to the park near our house where there is usually a huge field of Bluebonnets, but there were only a few stragglers left. So we plopped the kids down near the few that we found.

With few flowers and the sun in their eyes, the picture is kind of a bust. But at least the kids looked cute!

Harper and Finn in the wildflowers

Harper and Finn in the wildflowers

Harper and Finn in the wildflowers

And we had fun walking through the park on such a nice day.

Harper

Harper

Harper

Harper

Harper

Finn at 1 month

Finn is now one month old! What a joy he has been! It’s still weird to say that I have a son and that I have two children (plural!)

Finn has met some grandparents so far, with more family coming throughout the next few months. Within a week and a half old, he gained a pound and has been off to the races since then. He’s shown good head control on tummy time and has officially rolled from tummy to back already! I thought it was a fluke around 4 weeks, but then he kept doing it while on tummy time during the last week. It’s not coordinated by any means, I think he just accidentally whips his head up and over and then kicks his legs out of frustration until he’s on his back. But I’ll count it!

He seemed to find his voice pretty early given his high pitched screams and shrieks and very loud cries. But we’ve learned how to calm him pretty quickly by swaddling. He wakes twice a night to eat, but lately he’s showing signs of not being fully awake so I’m almost having to wake him to eat. So I think we’ll start to see longer stretches out of him soon. He’s a loud sleeper, as newborns tend to be. He grunts and thrashes around which wakes this light-sleeping mama up constantly. So needless to say the nights are long for me. Luckily, I have a husband who doesn’t need much sleep and I can hand the baby off at 5am and grab another hour or two of sleep before he heads to work.

Finn’s eyes are starting to lighten and his hair is almost reddish – we’ll call it strawberry blonde. Harper loves to kiss his forehead and doesn’t hesitate to tell me to put him down when she needs me to help her, bossy lady! :)

1 month old

1 month old

1 month old

Kiss from sister

Enjoyed a visit from his Grandpa!

Meeting Grandpa

Harper and Finn with Grandpa

siblings

These two are the cutest. So far, Harper isn’t very interested in Finn, but I know that will change as he gets more interactive. She does like to give him kisses and wave “Hi Finnegan!” She does not like when we call him Finny (she says “No, Finny’s at school” but she’s referring to her friend Finley.) Sometimes when I’m holding him as he fusses she’ll say “Put him in the swing, Mommy.” She’s still getting used to me splitting my time between the two of them, but she’s handling it well and his crying doesn’t faze her. When she comes home from school, she knows to immediately wash her hands before coming to find him. I will love watching these two grow closer together.

Harper and Finnegan

Harper and Finnegan

Harper and Finnegan

Harper and Finnegan

Harper and Finnegan

Harper and Finnegan

Harper and Finnegan

Harper and Finnegan

Harper and Finnegan

A kiss from big sister

Finn at 2 and 3 weeks

Here are a few pictures of Finn from weeks 2 and 3. His eyes are starting to lighten up and his hair is strawberry blonde, almost red in some light. (Again, thanks to Tod for taking some of these pictures!)

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan and Daddy

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

So far, this is my favorite face he makes. It’s like he’s puckering up for a kiss, the little flirt.

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan and Daddy

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

Finnegan

when brother sleeps, sister plays

The hard part about being busy with a new baby is missing out on fun with my girl. While Gram and Tod were visiting, Harper got plenty of playtime while I was busy with Finn. Tod took all these photos and from the looks of it, I think Harper had a little bit of fun. ;)

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Harper playing outside

Gram brought Harper her very own umbrella. It was cute to hear her say “I have an umbrella!” and try to open and close it herself.

Harper's new umbrella

Harper's new umbrella

Harper's new umbrella

Harper's new umbrella

It was so nice to have Gram and Tod visit – Harper loved having playmates!

Playing with Toddy

Playing with Gram

Loves her Anna doll

Playing with Gram

Harper and Gram

Loves her tutu

Blowing bubbles with Gram

Harper and Gram

Playing with Gram

Playing with Gram

Easter 2015

Easter weekend started out with Gram and Toddy visiting to meet Finnegan. Harper had an Easter egg hunt at school, so Drew, Gram and Toddy went and Tod snapped these pictures.

Easter egg hunt at school

Easter egg hunt at school

Easter egg hunt at school

Easter egg hunt at school

Then on Easter morning, the Easter bunny left goodies in the kids’ baskets! Finn was too sleepy to notice.

Finnegan's first Easter

But Harper loved all her goodies!

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

And Gram made Harper a bunny-shaped pancake!

Easter 2015

It was too wet and cool outside to do an egg hunt, so we hid some eggs upstairs in the playroom.

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Harper was pretty excited about all the candy.

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Our first holiday as a family of four!

Family of 4

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