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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Thursday, May 20

My baby's growing up

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Finn no longer is taking a bottle during the day! We introduced a sippy cup a while ago and Finn didn't really "get" it but didn't hate it either. Well, at ECFE last week they were telling horror stories that the longer you wait to wean from a bottle, the harder it is. So, Finn hasn't had a bottle during the day since last Friday! It is hard on me. My baby is growing up. To him, he could care less! He would probably be fine not having his morning or night time bottle, too...but I am SO not ready for that. Plus, he doesn't get as much from the cup, so at least I know he is getting those bottles/calories. Yet another step away from babyhood!

A clear a step towards being a gross little boy...Finn started picking his nose! Okay, in all fairness, he isn't actually picking his nose, but he sticks his finger in his nose all day long. I'm sure I will get a pic soon. The funny thing is that another mom at class brought it up last week because her daughter (who is the same age adjusted as Finn) just started doing it, too! The teacher said it is totally normal and it is just them exploring their bodies and having another place (besides their mouth and ear) to stick their fingers. So, in the meantime, I told Finn that if he finds gold up there, to give it to mommy (anything else he finds, he can give to daddy)!

As you all know, Finn is a talker and has been talking for a while. But lately, he can say ANYTHING you ask him to! And his vocabularly is expanding by the minute. Let's see...words he says regularly now without prompting from us: momma, dadda, Austin, auntie (these four were his first), hat, light, catch, head, I get, hi, byebye, nigh night, all done, duck, doggie, quack, roof, moo, book, football...there are more, but I can't think of them all right now. On the bright side (from yesterday's post), if he does have hearing loss, he will obviously still be able to understand and speak!

We got to see NeNe's new house last night! It is kind of a hike out there, but SO worth it! They have lots of plans for renovating, but it is awfully nice just how it is, too. I love that it is on the lake and so secluded and quiet. Maybe we'll move in with them if the Ark's deal falls through. Ha, ha! Jim said I have to quit asking to move in with everybody.


Nikki said...

That's awesome that he's talking so much!! I don't think you need to worry about hearing loss. If he does have any hearing loss, it must not be very much to have a vocabulary like that!

Stacy Thomas said...

That's what I'm hoping!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming out to my part ot the world--you are welcome anytime. Loved having you here. Moving in sounds good to me. I feel like Finn has changed so much and what a talker. I can't stop thinking about how cute he is when he puts his hand together out in front of him to play catch. He is so smart-just like Mommy and Daddy-- BUT you CANNOT have him on your trivial pursuit team--the 3 of you will cream everyone. Thanks for the kind words about our new place-love it here. See you soon.
Ne Ne

kborn said...

So many words with the mild loss...he's a awesome little boy! My sister's boy is almost 2 and says 'EHH EH EH EH'. No words at all...not sure where they're going with discovery for that. And since Teddy's surgery, he's apparently got a million words all of a sudden!! Yay he can hear! :)
Bottles...never really worried about them but often got "2 and still breastfeeding.?.?." And now everyone has me thinking that Q still on a sippy is the worst thing in the world!!! OH the joys of parenthood....