First of all, I’m sure you’ve noticed the new unusual content on the site- ads! I’m letting ol’ goooogle have it’s hands on my website, on the off chance it could generate a tiny bit of revenue for me… we’ll see! Hope this doesn’t offend anyone, please let me know if it does.
I’m working on writing Finn’s birth story right now, trying to capture as many details that I can remember- I’ll put the abreviated version here in the next day or so, but I realized that I really want to have it written somewhere. My parents were saying how cool it is these days for children growing up with mom’s who blog- it’s like a version of a baby book that so many parents wish to keep about their youngsters. But I like that this blog version is my perspective of my experience- there’s way more of ME in it then I would write about in a baby book, giving Finn the chance someday to find out more about who I am, and what kinds of things I was going through in my life. I think about how little I know about my own parents, and what their lives were like, especially when I was a little baby, and what that experience was like- and how I wish I knew more about that… I think this is great that someday Finn will be able to tap into who I was at 31, a fresh new mother, and get a picture of what life was like ‘back then’…
Baby tip of the day! The Baby Book: To capture some of the memories of growing up with Finn for content for his baby book, I’ve put a few little sticky note pads and pens around the house- when he does something cool, I just jot down the date and what it was, and then I occassionally gather them together and tuck the notes into his book- someday I’ll take the time to write these things in the pages of the book, but in the mean time, this seems to be a great way to keep track for now of all those adorable little things he’s doing as they come up!
Baby update: We’re having a great week here, as time is going by I’m getting more comfortable with this little dude in my life, it’s really starting to feel like we all really belong together- is that strange? Of course I’ve loved him from the beginning, he belongs to us, and intensely overwhelming feelings of protection and adoring, but it’s taken a little while for me to really get into the groove of Finn, My Son. I think this is where so many mums say that it takes about 3 months to get into the routine and sync of the new life with child. As his personality is emerging, and the reality of This is Forever is setting in, it’s getting much easier to carry on my life with him in the picture. It’s starting to feel normal that there are 3 of us now- hubby, me and Finn. Last night we went out for dinner at friends place here in the hood- it was a loud laughing bunch of folks, and Finn was an absolute charmer! He’s really into the social scene, as long as he’s rested and has food (which seems easy enough to manage throughout the evening) he just sits and watches everyone, piping up every now and then with his own chatty noises. Lots of smiles for everyone, and he’s fine with other folks giving him snuggles, too. I was so proud! And it felt that it was just as it should be- the Harrison’s show up, and there happens to be a baby in that family. My little family.
Time for a Subject Change (with picture!)- I’ve found a really great way to get tummy time in- He was never a big fan of lying on the floor on a mat, no matter how bright and colourful it is. He’d start squawking really loudly after about 30 seconds, voicing his unhappiness! So I made a little pillow to help prop him up, put him on the couch, and I sit on the floor in front of him, with hand puppets, or talking to him- he’ll happily lie here for 4-5 minutes now, before he asks to be moved. Look at that strong boy! “Okay mom, enough photos, where’s the toys?” And the ever present Aardy is watching, learning…
EARNESTLY- defining my affection for Finn. I miss him when he’s sleeping, my heart just bubbles all day long as I hold him, smile at him, sing to him. Just thinking about him right now, I just want to go stare at him and smell his little head. What a keener! I’m so in love! I’m gonna go snuggle next to sleeping Finn, he’s up on my bed snoozing, all warm and fresh from his bath.