Thursday, March 27, 2014

{them} ...this week

8 months, 13 days.
I don't know where all this hair is coming from, but it's starting to grow down over her perfect little ears now. We often say to each other, "I can't wait until..."
but I can. I can wait. This is all going so, so, so much faster than Finn's babyhood.
Maybe it's knowing she's our last.

She's laughing all the time, smiling all the time, so delighted to see "her" people. She shows it by flapping, like she's going to take off, or by slapping my chest repeatedly. It's hilarious. She's going to have quite the sense of humor. Or I guess she already does.

2 years, 8 months, 24 days
Favorite game: Running naked.
At the end of the day, between taking off clothes and putting on jammies (or between bath and jammies, if it's a bath night), Finn runs naked. This is exactly what you're thinking, except that in addition to running around our house naked, he also yells, "I'M RUNNING NAKED!!!!" over. and over. and over. It's pretty much the most hysterical thing ever.

Their connection grows every day. It's amazing to watch. It changes our whole family dynamic. He runs up the stairs to see her when she wakes up from her nap, yelling, "I'm coming, Lorelei!". When she cries, he sings "Twinkle Twinkle" (tinkle tinkle). He shares with her (so far). He makes her laugh. He tickles her. 
And she sucks it all up. She knows exactly who she is and where she belongs. She knows he's got her back.


  1. Such cuties you have! How have you found the two-year age gap? I keep thinking about timing if I do indeed have another, and it's such a tricky thing to figure out. I'm sort of of the mindset that it's better to get the baby years out of the way ASAP (not that I'm not enjoying M's babyhood very, very much, but it's physically the most demanding), but doing that definitely presents challenges. Did you feel like Finn was able to understand what was happening when Lorelei was born? It sounds like they get along well now!

  2. Hi Anna! Thank you, they are pretty darn cute.
    I love the two year age gap. It was our original plan, but having such a tricky first child made us really overwhelmed just thinking about it. Now that it's our reality, I think it's really helped to ground Finn, who loves to be the center of attention. He's learning to share the spotlight, to share, and it helps that he just really, really loves his sister. I grew up as an only child, so I'm very excited to watch the sibling relationship play out! M is (seemingly) such a great babe, I bet she'll be an awesome big sister, too!
    NO, I don't feel like he really "got" it when L was born, but we had some books we read to him about becoming a big brother and now it's like he was never alone. Or at least, it seems that way sometimes. I sort of mourn the fact that he won't remember being our "only", but I think being one of a pair is just as great, or even better!