Friday, November 25, 2011


Finlay had a wonderful 1st Thanksgiving. He went over to visit Grammy B in the early afternoon and then later he had dinner at home with Grammy Judy and cousin Macey. He enjoyed some snuggles with big brother and later snuggled with daddy. It was a nice relaxing day.

Today he is sleeping in his swing and just having a quiet day with Ethan and Mommy. Later we will be going to dinner with Grandpa Frank as we didn't see him yesterday. Tomorrow Finlay will be decked out in OSU wear for the Ohio Michigan game. We will also be working on getting our Christmas decorations up and will be going to the Lights at the zoo as well. I can't wait it will be Finlay's first time.

We have had a lot of questions about what Finlay needs for Christmas. He has plenty of clothes that are warm for the winter. He could maybe use a couple of sleepers that are 0-3 month sizes. Please no 3-6 month clothes I have more than I know what to do with and many of them were from Ethan and still have the tags on them. We don't need playmats I have 2, he doesn't need a walker I have one, I have a bouncer as well, and 2 pack and plays. I have plenty of little hats and blankets so I don't need anymore and I don't have room for anymore really. I have tons of little socks as well. As far as diapers go he is heading into size 1's. I prefer Pampers. Huggies are a horrible fit for him they leak like crazy. He is just too scrawny for Huggies. Honestly Finlay doesn't really need anything. I kept EVERYTHING from Ethan. Finlay is pretty much all set. He is wearing the same size of clothes (for the most part) as Ethan was at this time of year. Ethan was not wearing 3-6 month size until Dec. Finlay is still on the fortified formula and he is still playing catch up. He has been gaining about a pound every 2 weeks and growing 1/4 of an inch in the same amount of time. I don't need bottles I have more than I know what to do with. We can always use Diaper Genie 2 refills. We are good on formula. I have been using the Babies R Us Brand as it's a better deal ($15 for 23.4 oz) I just bought 2 containers this month and we should be good for the next 2 -3 months as I am still pumping for him so he gets breast milk too so that cuts down the amount of formula we are having to use. Maybe instead of giving Finlay gifts make a donation to the March of Dimes in his name. I haven't gotten a savings account set up for him yet but I will be getting that done soon. I will be opening an account for him at the credit union where Ethan is set up. I wish I had more to suggest but we pretty much have everything for him. Oh and please no more bibs the kitchen drawer can't hold anymore.