happy 2nd birthday, Finch!


I always stall putting my kids to bed on the night before their birthday, as if I can somehow prevent it from happening, but it never seems to work ;-)

I seriously love this age. Finch is learning colors and how to count, he tries to sing, says new words every day, plays the harmonica like a pro, and loves to make us laugh. When he makes two with his fingers, he puts one finger up on each hand. Couldn't be cuter!


  • Weight: 34 pounds (96%)
  • Height: 36.2 inches (94%)
  • Head: 40%
  • Clothing size: 18 months - 4T
  • Shoe size: 8
  • Diaper size: 5
  • Teeth: 16


  • Amusement park rides by himself (the little train was his favorite!)


  • School buses
  • Big trucks (he yells this at every truck he sees)
  • Balls
  • Baths
  • Swimming
  • Bubbles
  • Being outside
  • Playing the harmonica


  • Hats (but I am trying so hard to change this)


  • Bedtime: 7:00 pm
  • Wake time: 6:00-7:00 am
  • Nap: 1-2.5 hours

He's still happy sleeping in a crib and loves his sleep sack to the point that he usually cries when we take it off in the morning. Our plan is to keep him in his crib for as long as possible and then if we have sleep issues after transitioning to a big bed, to try Rooney and Finch in a room together. She really wants to share with him, but I'm not sure of what it would be like in reality...

Current bedtime routine: diaper change, jammies on, lights off, sleep sack on, sound machine on, read a book, say prayers, sing songs, then bed. I do this most nights, but Eric jumps in here and there when Finch allows. Most nights he says "Mommy do!"



He tries to say so many words/phrases! We can understand a lot of it. I love talking to him!

  • "Thank you, Daddy"
  • "Daddy, I want dip"
  • "roller coaster"
  • "too hot"
  • "bye big truck" 
  • "veggie straws"
  • "hold you"


He has been healthy lately! He still goes to the chiropractor once a month to get adjusted.



He nurses about five days a week in the morning. It's usually very quick — just a minute or two. Other days he is more interested in playing with Rooney or watching shows (two activities that happen in the morning) that he just doesn't think about nursing. If he sees me getting dressed, he will often say "milk" and then I will nurse him. When he seems crabby I offer it to him, even though I thought I would follow "don't offer, don't refuse." But I've noticed that I miss it — my body/hormones are adjusting and I feel like it has affected my mood at times.


This summer! Pretty sure we are going to have a blast!



You amaze me every single day with your bravery, your fun-loving spirit, your energy, your social personality and your physical abilities.

You will intentionally belly flop off our couch onto the floor and yet you cried on your first solo amusement park ride. You have no problem going into your kiddie pool fully clothed, yet you don't like when your hands are dirty. You have never met a stranger and will gladly be held by, sit next to, and play peek-a-boo with someone you just met, but at the end of the day you definitely prefer your mama over anyone else.

I still remember holding you in the hospital and being so in love with you. I never could have imagined who you would become. I'm so very, very proud of you!