This past week was a busy week for my little three month old! Last Friday my brother and his family arrived, Saturday my dad and step mom arrived. Finn just keeps meeting family that love on her~ she is getting lots of cuddles and gives her smiles freely!
A little snap shot of our week! Uncle Andy and Aunt Jenn meet our girl Nonni and Poppi arrive from CO to meet their first granddaughter. A big girl dinner~ she was amazing the WHOLE time. I had an annual biz review at work so the grandparents watched Finnegan. She had a great time playing and word has it they even fed her FAT WITCH BROWINES! A little bonus- Sarah Jessica Parker came to my work function...she was announcing a winner of an award- crazy huh? This is how I found them when I got home...
Dad and Oliver went ice skating in Bryant Park...Finn and I Weren't there but enjoyed the stories and photos.
Movie Premiere! Gabe and I got all dressed up and went to see LITTLE FOCKERS. IT was a fun movie and we enjoyed watching it with friends and family...sitting a row away from Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Jessica Alba, etc... was just an added bonus.
December is a busy month in our household. Last weekend one of Finn's BFF's came to visit. Lucky for Gabe and I- so did her parents (Sara was my college roommate). We had a great time catching up and the babes did an amazing job sleeping...Finn in her crib, Cate in a pack in play in the kitchen. It was a bit nutty but totally worked out. It was one of those things were you tried to get everything you thought you might need from the kitchen before she went down...coffee pot- check, milk- check, etc....
We went into the city on Sat. and got to see lots of the Christmas lights! Cate and Finn are pretty spoiled, their first Christmas and they have already been to times square, seen the tree at Rockefeller, they begged us to go ice skating at Bryant Park but we just didn't want to pay for their skate rental;)
We made a pit stop at my office to feed the girls...working on 5th Ave def has it's perks!
Here are a few pics of the weekend...
Poor Finn Marie, we kept her in her ergo so she really didn't get to see much;) Chilling at my office Sara and Micah being silly!
I wish I knew what they were thinking here....Finn might be saying "Can you teach me how to roll over"!
What a fun week we had leading up to the holiday! We were super busy and totally messed up Finnegan's schedule but she might tell you it was all worth it (I on the other hand might not;) JK!)
On Saturday (the 20th) my mom, step-dad, and little sister arrived. We were really low key- pizza and games, early bed times and trips to target...just nice to be with family. My step dad and Alli went upstate on Sunday afternoon and my mom stayed in town for a few days. We had a thanksgiving potluck Sunday night at church- didn't see Finnegan for most of the night bc she was spreading the love around. On Monday Finn had her 2 month shots...this was the real reason my mom stayed...I was pretty sad/nervous about the shots. I didn't think it would affect me this way but I was almost crying when we walked into the room. Finnegan on the other hand was a champ, she cried for less than 2 seconds. Cuddling with Grandpa Chilling with Aunt Alli
Tuesday we went into the city for the first time. We dropped mom off at Penn Station and then made our rounds to both offices to show Finn Marie off. When I got off at my stop and walked the block to my office I passed a bodega that I pass every single day when I am working. For three years I have walked this route but never stopped and purchased anything from this particular gentleman. As I walked by with Finn in the ergo he yelled out "O you had the baby! boy or girl, congrats, etc...". That was a true NY moment! What a nice guy! For about 6 months I basically crawled in front of his bodega bc I was so sick, thankfully he never saw me throw up but he may have seen me stop and lean against a shop while getting my bearings/praying/cursing (don't miss those days!!)
Finn and her best pal in the whole world
When we got to the office I just made a few pit stops to introduce the babe. People fell in love instantly- she has that effect on folks. Then we went to Gabe's office. He was one proud daddy showing her off! After a full day of show and tell Finn and I headed home.
On thanksgiving day we went to a good friends for a fantastic meal. Friday we were lazy but had a group over that night- Finn proceeded to have the worst night since she has been born which meant Sat. and Sunday we decided to stick close to home. I went to the grocery store on Saturday and came home with eggs and a cute little Christmas tree. I couldn't help myself. I just thought we NEEDED one even though we have NO space and won't be around for Christmas. I'm pretty glad I bought it too- last night Finn just stared at those lights and even spoke her first words which were "Thanks Momma!"...smart girl huh:)
Watching the Macy's day parade on her first Thanksgiving
Finn Marie is 2 months old today. She really has changed tons and is such a sweet happy baby. She has a nice little schedule down and last night she actually slept a full 8 1/2 hours(she went down at 10ish and got up at 6:15)! We live in 3 hour increments. Wake up- eat, play, sleep....every three hours. After she eats she plays for about 30 minutes and then goes back to sleep. I love that she sleeps so well but man, I just want to play with her:) I'm sure once she has more awake time I'll be wishing for a little more nap time to get things done...enjoying each and every minute of this stage bc it'll pass in the blink of an eye.
Here are some shots of this morning! Attack of the poochie lip! I had to share these bc's it's rare that this little one fusses. Honestly she cries when she is hungry and tired and then when she looses her pacifier when we put down to sleep (now don't get me wrong she could start looking for it at 1am, 2:30, and 3:00). Such a content little thing.
This past weekend Finnegan and I hitched a ride with some friends to DC.Finn is now 2 months and this is the first time she was in a car and she did a fantastic job! This was just the first of many mommy/daughter weekends!
Sara, Kelli, and I lived together throughout college and have remained the best of friends...you can read about them in previous posts but if you recall we have all had baby girls within 4 months of each other! Finnegan was beside herself when I told her they would finally meet. We were really low key and actually didn't leave the house besides a nice long walk in the neighborhood. It couldn't have been any more perfect! (well a little more sleep would have been nice;)
Here are WAY too many pictures of our babies. I just couldn't choose bc these three happen to be the cutest, most beautiful, little girls in the world! (it's okay to brag- right??)
Finn with Emily Carter- Emily is 15 days older than our girl. Unfortunately Kelli had out of town company this weekend so she could only spend Saturday with us but we loved every minute!! Finnegan with Cate Corder- Cate is 4 1/2 months old
Best friends and future college roommates! As different as our pregnancy's these babies all have distinct personalities...I'll let the pictures do most of the talking. **no baby was harmed in the taking of these shots.