Sunday, August 21, 2011

15 months

Yep, you heard right! Finn turned 15 months old on the 18th. Crazy. He's 18 lbs and 28 1/2 inches tall. He's in the 3rd percentile for height, 0.35 percentile for weight, and 10th percentile for head.

Some of you may not know that Finn still only eats basically baby food (pureed stuff), and bready stuff. It's not that he hasn't ever eaten whole table foods (such as bananas, pears, broccoli, carrots, peas, etc). It's that whenever he did he would puke them all up hours later. I took him to a pediatric gastroenterologist and she finally diagnosed why he has been barfing up raw fibrous foods such as whole fruits and vegetables. He has gastroparesis. Basically it's where his stomach doesn't move solid foods through quickly enough. When that happens, the food sits in his stomach for about 7 hours, ferments, and leads to him puking it all back up. She prescribed an antihistamine medicine that works on his digestive system. It's worked so far, and she said that he'll most likely grow out of it by about 16 months or so. Hooray!

Pictures before church. I love the one of Finn and Dennen!!

Now I'll catch you up on what he's been doing lately.

  • At around 13 1/2 months he started walking really well. Now he runs!
  • He loves playing "patty cake," as well  as "head, shoulders, knees, and toes."
  • If you say, "Finn where's your head?" He'll put any object he has in his hand on his head (wow, tongue twister).
  • He knows where his ears, toes, mouth, and tummy are.
  • Gives open mouth kisses.
  • He knows how to give a high five and jump (basically just bending his knees and bouncing).
  • He goes up and down stairs really well.
  • Calls me "nana."
  • Loves, loves, loves dogs! The other day Eddie was licking Finn, so Finn decided to lick him back. It was pretty funny (:
  • He waves "bye, bye."
  • He signs "more."
  • He'll run to the bathtub if you ask him if he wants to take a bath.
  • He'll go to his crib if you ask him if he's tired and wants to take a nap. 
  • He's learning how to go poop in the potty. No we're not really potty training him... It's called EC (elimination communication). Pretty much it's obvious when Finn is about to poop. When I can catch him in the act, I ask and sign to him, "do you need to go potty?" And then rush him to the toilet and he poops. So in a way, I guess it's actually training me... But I've read that they do catch on. Forget about the peeing though. I have no idea when he's going pee!

We had a Mexican fiesta for my sister Megan's birthday. I don't think Finn really liked the mustache. But we sure thought it was funny (:
Finn playing with his ball, rock, and favorite pal Eddie.

Wow, It sure seems like he's accomplished a lot lately! I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing us with such an awesome, fun, little boy. I know two couples whose babies recently passed away... It breaks my heart. They were both around 6 months old and had many medical problems and fought so hard to live. But finally returned to Heaven. I read a great book the other day and would recommend it to anyone. It's called, "Heaven is for Real." Has anyone else read it? Anyway, it really got me thinking about all the tough stuff that people go through. But that even though life can be full of heartache, we have a loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that will help us along.


Gwendolyn Fullmer said...

You sure do have a beautiful happy little boy. He's charming with that smile he does. I'm sorry to hear about your two friends, strange but two of my friends also lost their little babies, one lived for three days, and the other for three hours. The doctors linked the problems back to their mothers birth control. I will have to tell them about that book you mentioned, thank you.

Michelle said...

Finn is such a big boy! I can't believe he is so old already! Where does time go? Seriously! I can't wait to get him and Lucy together, I think they would have fun. Finn seems like such a happy little guy. I love his big cheesers in all of your pictures. Too cute! And nice work with the pooping in the potty! Finn needs to teach Lucy that all the cool kids are doing it these days. :)

Anonymous said...

I was so glad to see Finn yesterday. He is progressing soooo fast. I guess just catching up with his age. what a happy time!!

The Kynastons said...

Oh man, we are the opposite with the poop and pee. Macie is great and peeing in the potty...poop is a whole different story, though! Hopefully by the time she's five we'll get it figured out. :) Finn is so cute and at such a fun age. And I love those pictures of you guys in your Sunday clothes. What a good lookin' family!!