Saturday, October 05, 2013

6, then 7, months!

The past month has flown by - the fall semester started and my new job was immediately in full swing. Things haven't exactly slowed down, but at least I'm getting used to the pace. Meanwhile, the hubby is busier than he's ever been as he has moved his entire fire department into their brand new, beautiful station. Thankfully, the kids are handling the insanity pretty well. Except for that 2 week stretch of absolutely no sleep for any of us. Okay, so maybe they aren't handling things so well. We're making it work, let's just go with that.

6 months:

Regardless, Mr. Fynn hit the big 6 months at the beginning of September, and as of Thursday, he is already 7 months old! So, as of 6 months, he had his first two (bottom) teeth, was scooting all over the place, and was (and still is) growing like a weed! He was 19 lbs, 6 oz, and was somewhere around 29 inches long! In the past month, he's definitely started to fill in all of that length. He's wearing 9 month, and some 12 month clothing already. One piece outfits definitely need the extra size up for the full body length. He's still scooting and rolling all over the place, and has started getting up on all fours, so he's due to start crawling any day! He loves watching his big sister, and will readily laugh at her antics. We went to the park the other day and he just started all-out laughing as he watched her play. She's such a big help with him - making him happy, getting his pacifier, letting him play with Pig (sometimes). I couldn't believe how much I relied on her help with him until she went to visit Grandma and Grandpa B at the end of August and I wasn't sure how to shower with just him around. Fynn is eating more and more solids - he's had most all veggies and fruits without any problems. He's mainly eating at night for us - his favorites are oatmeal cereal with bananas, pears, or squash. I've tried getting him to eat some small puff snacks, but he's not really interested in those yet. He did give us a scare right around his 6 month birthday - one night he wasn't using one of his arms, and he still wasn't using it the next morning, so I took him into the doctor. Of course, in the office, he started using the arm, and the doctor sent us home and told us to just keep an eye on it. By noon, he was back to full function, which was fantastic, but it was so worrying to watch him just let his arm hang there!

7 months old:

 Up on all fours!

The sleeping situation has not been good in our house for the past month, including the aforementioned 2 weeks of no sleep, in which we moved Mia's bed down to the main floor extra room (our former office, turned sewing and craft room, turned workout and play room for Mia). This weekend, we finally moved the elliptical up to the extra space in the nursery, then moved the rest of Mia's stuff into her new room. We were hoping to get the carpet redone first, but ran into issues getting a hold of our carpet guy, so we're putting that on the back burner for now. She's currently asleep in her new room, so I'll have to try to post some before and after photos later. Amongst the chaos, we've been able to enjoy a few Gophers games with both the kids (and one without). The kids are doing great at the games - Mia is enjoying our new seats, which include 2 seats for her to spread out between David and I. We're looking forward to continuing to enjoy Gopher football as a family.


Redevetter said...

Just recently, like within the month, now that Alison is 2 1/2 and Tommy 5, I, for the first time, have had thoughts like "I think I can do this two kids thing. I think I can really do this." I think...

Mandy said...

Ha! So it'll take another 2 years before we feel like we have our feet under us again?? YIKES!

Redevetter said...

I also remember thinking that a 4 yr old and a 1 yr old was a whole heck of a lot easier than a 3 year old and a 6 mo old. It's one of those you think you have it good until it gets even better things.