Happy February everyone! We had such a fun weekend this past weekend thanks to getting lucky with some decent weather! Who would have thought we would have had 50 degree weather + sunshine in early February!? Well thanks to the wonderful sunshine, we had a little family day on Saturday. We did a bunch of random things like go to Ikea, ABT, and Trader Joe's. Caleb and I just took turns randomly picking places we wanted/needed to go, which was so fun. On Sunday, we went to the Chicago Botanic Garden and took some photos of Kai for his 2nd birthday. I can't wait to load them on to my computer, edit them, and share them with all of you on here!
However, today is all about our little Finn Bug! He is already 2 months old! I can't believe how quickly this newborn phase is going with Finn. He is such a wonderful little baby, and we are so in love with him. Here's our monthly recap on all things Finn...
Weight: 12.5 lbs
Height: 23 in
You are growing so fast, little man! You gained another 2 lbs in the last month! You're a champion eater and love Mama's milk. You mostly nurse but take a bottle from Dad at night before bed and for your dream feed. You've started sleeping through the night from 11:30pm till 7am! You made this transition all on your own at 5 weeks. You nap so well, too, and it makes you such a happy baby.
You LOVE your big brother and he loves you, too! Kai will always come in to your room with me to wake you up in the morning and from your afternoon nap. We both rub your belly and say hi and after I pick you up, Kai gives you a hug, a kiss, and tells you he loves you before running off to play. You smile at him all the time and always seem to calm down whenever he comes around. He always tells you "don't cry" and you're really good at listening to him ;). You're also still Wrigley's favorite right now and he's always there to protect you. He lays next to your crib and loves to cuddle with us when I'm nursing you.
We finally found "our song." We were having tummy time and listening to our fun little playlist on Spotify. The song “You’ll be in My Heart” came on and it always reminds me of your grandpa and Papa. I always get a little sad when I listen to it. You kept smiling at me while I sang it to you and I told you this can’t be our song because it makes me too sad…it’s saved for someone else in my heart, I’m sorry. It got me thinking though that I really wish I could figure out what our song was going to be. I didn't want to rush it, of course, but it had been on my mind lately to really pay attention to some songs and see how they resonated with us. For some reason, I started thinking of the song “I See the Light” from Tangled and longed for it to come on. I had this feeling it could be a great song for us but I wasn’t completely sure. Magically, it came on next…I couldn’t believe it. I sang the whole song to you and you smiled bigger than you ever had before…it’s almost like you wanted to laugh. I heard myself sing the words, “and now the fog has lifted” and it was so true. The horrible fog I was walking around in after losing your grandpa had lifted when you were born. You’ve brought me back in to the light and realizing that, that became our song…and it is so perfect.
We baby wear in a sling or in a wrap every single day. We snuggle up during your morning nap after breakfast and I read to you and your brother. Having you close enough to kiss is the most wonderful feeling and you love it, too. You mold in to me so perfectly and I am truly cherishing these days with you. I also really love having tummy time with you! For the most part, you love it and have so much fun. You're already holding your head up by yourself with lots of control. You like to look around and when you see me, you give me the biggest smile. You also really love looking at photographs, specifically the ones we have on the wall behind our couch of Mama and Dad's wedding.
You are the sunshine and refreshing thing I needed in my life, Finn. I love you so, my tiny one, I love you so very much and these last two months have been the best yet.
I’m Diana; curator & author of Tiny Dapper Fox. Here you’ll find posts on motherhood, home life, travel, & fashion/beauty as well as City Guides for places all around the world. Make yourself cozy and let’s be friends!
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