November 27, 2005
well, can you blame them?pals). But it doesn't hurt to advertise, (advertisement courtesy Auntie J).
This weekend, Finn and I got to take advantage of the great weather and see two of his favorite adult chicks. He and I went strolling through Golden Gate Park Saturday with Auntie Jenn, and today, hiking around Lafayette Reservoir with Auntie Leesh.
November 26, 2005
In family news, I got interviewed by Redbook about budgeting with a new baby, and this is the photo they will be running. Look for it in the February issue (since it's Redbook, does that mean they will automatically have Kelly Ripa on the cover?). I really don't remember exactly what I told them, so the article will be a surprise to me. I vaguely remember mentioning that Shawn refused to greenlight the purchase of a Bugaboo stroller ($750, but oh-so fashionable!), which will sound very shallow when, in the next breath, I state that I'm afraid that with childcare costs and my part-time salary, we will be cutting out all luxuries except Tivo (of course!) and batteries for Finn's swing.
November 25, 2005
He's Warmin' Up to Her
November 23, 2005
November 22, 2005
a little bubbly, anyone?
November 21, 2005
calling all "Daily Show" fans...
upside-downAuntie Keeks and Uncle Bryan sent him. Verrrry cute. One of Finn's favorite activities is laying down, looking up at you and chattling away.
November 20, 2005
ol' blue eyes
In other Finn news, I'm happy to announce that the boy slept for seven straight hours for the first time Friday night. (From 6pm to 1am, to be exact.) Upon waking, he chugged down a bottle and went back to sleep for another three and a half hours. This is major news, as sleeping has not been one of Finn's strong suits, to put it lightly. This has been tough for us to understand since if there was such a thing as sleeping touraments, Shawn and I would be a serious contenders. Here's hoping for another long stretch and a possible sleeping medal in this kid's future.
November 17, 2005
Finn at 10 weeks (double digits!)
When the doctor asked me if he's smiling yet, I told him that he's so far beyond smiling that he actually flirts with anyone who will make eye contact with him. I distinctly heard a giggle this week, and he now has control over his hands. Thumbsucking can't be far off. And don't get me started on his exceptional neck control.
To calm him through his afternoon fussy time, I've been experimenting with a variety of methods. Today, I broke out the iPod playlist* that I listened to constantly when I was pregnant ( titled "gestational jams") to see if this would soothe the savage beast. And to my surprise, he seems to have an instinctual affection for old school rap (Run DMC), talented Scientologists (Beck), and moody alt-rock (Bright Eyes). That second photo is him listening intently to The White Stripes' "My Doorbell." Doesn't it look like he's trying to remember where he heard that song before?
*In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably admit there is some Justin Timberlake and "Hollaback Girl" on there, too.
November 16, 2005
Dad and Paula's visit
November 11, 2005
the hungriest baby on the block
See that little glimmer in his eye? No doubt he's thinking about his next meal. There are not enough hours in the day to feed this hungry little fellow. We're supplementing nursing with formula now, which he sucks right down and is hungry for more in another hour or so. And while he's tall, he's not one of those really chubby babies--we're guessing he's about 12.5 lbs now, which is on-target for babies his age who don't eat 10 times a day. The pediatrician thinks he has high metabolism. I think this boy has a future in competitive eating. I can't imagine our grocery bills when he's a teenager.
November 09, 2005
girls! girls! girls!Auntie Brenda's house in the city this weekend to eat pizza (mama) and meet the girls (Finn). As if Phoebe and Lena weren't enough, now Finn is charming DJ and Ann's twins, Kate and Emma (top) and chilling with Calla and Jane's little girl, Lulu (below).
November 07, 2005
That's One Smart Cookie
Thanks to Jenni for the adorable onesie!
November 06, 2005
Sad one second, happy the next. It's hard to anticipate Finn's next mood. At least happy is one of them...
November 05, 2005
the finn hazen comedy show
He really gets cut up when you make funny faces at him, and earnestly tries to engage you in what appears to him to be the most hilarious stories from his bouncy seat.
Here is a slideshow of a typical comedy routine by Finn. The boy just may have his father's gift for comedy.
November 04, 2005
love takes time
November 02, 2005
And Santie is warming up to Finn, too. On a walk today, when a dog and its owner approached the stroller, Santos got inbetween the stroller and the dog, growling until it left. Santie walked between me and the stroller for the duration of the walk, at one point, looking up at me as if to say, "Listen, he may make a lot of noise, and he may take a lot of my attention. But this is my baby, too."