Finch, 17 months



  • Weight: 28 lbs 6 oz
  • Height: 31.5"
  • Clothing size: 18 months
  • Shoe size: 6
  • Diaper size: 4
  • Teeth: 11


  •  Hayrack ride



  • Books
  • His belly button
  • Apples + applesauce
  • Blowing raspberries
  • Puppies
  • Stairs
  • Animal sounds
  • Being chased
  • Pretending to drive the car


  • Getting in his car seat
  • Getting dropped off at the church nursery


Finch continues to make us laugh, even when he's not trying. We caught him walking around the house wearing my bra around one of his shoulders, and climbing onto shelves at daycare:



I love this age --- he is learning so many new things every week.

  • He knows which shoes belong to who, and likes to bring them to you
  • He picks out his own shoes every day - usually his Nikes
  • Shakes and nods his head to tell us "yes" and "no"
  • Waves goodbye
  • Interested in learning body parts, although he can only say "eye"


We are still nursing! Usually once a day, sometimes two, sometimes five. We are taking the "Don't Offer, Don't Refuse" approach to weaning. I don't offer, but if he asks for it (by pointing to the couch or bed where we nurse), I will nurse him. He always asks when he wakes up in the morning and after nap, and sometimes at night if he's overtired. I find our morning feeds help us both ease into our day. If I am not there when he wakes up, though, he does fine without me. Eric puts him to bed most nights and has taken more of a role in comforting him, which has been wonderful and definitely a reason I feel like I can continue on. It has been less demanding and it is rare if he needs me during the night.


I actually feel like he's become even more attached to nursing in the past month, compared to last month, or maybe it's just that his communication is improving and I notice him asking more. I don't see him weaning anytime soon, ...I think we will go through the winter for sure...but I find myself wondering how and when it will end. We are both still enjoying it, but I think Finch likes it a little more than I do. :-) I am especially thankful for nursing during times of sickness or crankiness. I did have some pain this month (blanching/vasospasms), but luckily it cleared up in a couple days.

Of course, there are times when I do have to refuse (if we are about to leave for school, mostly). I also do not wear a nursing bra unless I'm home with him, so that has limited us a bit. While he nurses he often "talks" to me in grunts and is definitely our special language and time together.


He is sleeping 12 hours a night! He goes to bed around 6:00 pm and gets up around 6:00 am. He takes one nap a day for about 1-1.5 hours. I am very thankful that he has turned into a good sleeper.


  • He goes to the chiropractor once a month
  • Had a yeast infection in his diaper area  
  • Had a fever
  • Had a viral rash


  • Nom nom
  • Nigh nigh
  • Mama
  • Dada
  • Sss (sister)
  • Eye
  • Cracker
  • Oh
  • Whassat? 
  • Uh oh
  • Hi
  • Dog
  • Book
  • Bubble
  • Bye
  • Duh (water)


  • Please
  • More


  • Christmas!