finneas at one month

baby finn is one month old today! am i the only one who can't believe it?

he is doing AMAZINGLY well - i could have about twenty more babies like him.  except that it would mean actually having twenty more babies.  so maybe not.  but if i were going to have twenty babies, i would hope they're all like him.  you know what i mean.

he had been eating about eleven times a day, and waking up between three and four times a night.  i have to say, i was tired.  so a couple days ago, i worked on getting him to a two and a half-to-three hour schedule, and it was like magic - not only did he take to it (after a day or so of opposition), but he's now sleeping for four-to-five hour stretches at night, meaning a he only gets up two to three times.

during the day, he eats, which takes him about twenty minutes, then stays awake for about an hour before falling back asleep.  he sleeps in his bed now, rather than the swing, for naps.  it's taken some getting used to on my end, since our house is so much bigger than the apartment we lived in when the bigger two kids were babies, so it's a little unnerving to have him so far away and to need a monitor just to hear him.  but he sleeps better away from where the kids are screaming and running around and stuffing balloons in finneas' face in the name of sharing.

he is by far the least spitty baby i've ever had - he hardly ever needs a bib, and smells only vaguely like spoiled milk.  victory.  also? instead of ten poopy diapers a day like we were doing, we're at one to two more major episodes.  our house smells only vaguely like crap all the time.  another victory.

hair? significantly less than he was born with.  pimples? significantly more than he was born with.

and...that's about all.  i'm distracted by this dream i had where i had my grandma dye my hair champagne blonde, so i can't be expected to write a coherent blog.

i love my baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (inordinate number of exclamation points.)

post-edit: of course, as soon as i posted this, he stopped sleeping as long at night, and went back to waking up every 2.5 - 3 hours.  also, just for reference, his last feeding is at 9:30 (more or less) and his first feeding is usually between 6:00 and 7:00 am.

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