The sweetest boy in the world is officially 18 months old. I blinked, and all of a sudden, here we are. We are at that point where I can look back at photos from a year ago and think, wow! was he ever that little?! Finn has such a great personality. Very sweet, with just the right amount of his daddy’s stubbornness 😉 He is learning quickly and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t say geez, kid you’re a smart cookie!
We are now in the part of parenting where it’s less about changing diapers and more about regiment, discipline and keeping Finn engaged and busy. No longer can we set him on his playmat with a spinning mobile to keep him entertained for hours. Finn loves to read, so we do a lot of that. But we also like to make sure he is getting outside as well as playing with other kids. This is where I really pat myself on the back about putting him in daycare. It was tough in those early months, but now he thrives there and rarely wants to leave. He comes home learning new songs that we have to learn, which has been a fun adjustment.
I think as a parent I’m always second-guessing myself. There are days where I swear Finn understands what I’m saying when I’m disciplining him, but logic says he truly doesn’t understand reason quite yet. David and I try to stay consistent with everything, but it’s tough when sometimes, I just want to laugh because he is just too cute!
Finn is weighing in around 30 pounds. He is and always had been a pretty solid kid. He climbs on everything, loves to run, and is currently trying to master the idea of a spoon and a fork.
Finn’s vocabulary is becoming pretty robust. He knows mama, dada, ‘brudder’, bird, water, nana (for banana), and a new favorite, stop! among others. I’m sure others moms are laughing at my pure fascination at the simplest things, but watching him learn new things has been the best!
He’s also catching onto some sign language which is pretty cool. Another benefit of daycare! He knows all done and more.
Still, my great sleeper. Finn goes down at 7pm and wakes up like clockwork at 7am. He currently gets about a 2-3 hour nap starting at noon.
Finn will try anything once, but if he doesn’t like it, he will let you know. His current favorites are chicken nuggets (or really any chicken), green beans, applesauce, fruit yogurt, bananas, pears, carrots, and Goldfish. A healthy and very predictable diet for a toddler!
Things I Don’t Want to Forget
- His little finger pointing at me when he says stop!
- The way he slithers his tongue when showing us what a lizard does
- The way he bends over and puckers his lips to give his brother (Juneau) kisses
- The way he snuggles in at night by pushing his butt straight into the air and tucking his hands beneath his belly
- The way he proudly shows off his belly and gives it a big pat when we ask where it is