On Sunday our friend Eileen Whitson (hence “E-Dub”) dropped by for a first visit with the Finn-man. She’s a real pro when it comes to finding groovy, offbeat gifts (previously scoring a tiny Lucha Libre mask for Finn!), and on this trip she brought flowers and some great little baby sunglasses. Unfortunately our small friend was too fussy to wear the specs, but I’m sure they’ll pop up soon in pictures.
Here’s the gallery (also available in smaller, simpler HTML form in case you have problems viewing the Flash version).
PS–Extra credit if you can spot Finn tossing up a gang sign (“Wes’ siiiide!”). 😉
Yesterday and Friday we had the treat of having our friends Adolfo and Romina visiting from Buenos Aires. They taught us all kinds of fun Spanish words for Finn-related things (“chupete” for pacifier; “cachetes” for cheeks), and we showed them around the area, including a trip to Santa Cruz (nowhere better to inspect North American Paleo-Hippies in the patchouli-scented flesh). I’ve combined those photos with some Margot and I snapped of the young Captain around the house. Here’s the gallery (also in HTML).
It’s a bird in a bath!
In a sling!
On a mat!
How ’bout that?
Here’s the latest round of photos of our young amigo, including some where he’s “wearing his purple Speedo”–aka sitting in his new little rocking chair.
I’ve always read about how babies’ eyes don’t focus beyond 8″ or so for a while, about how they’re fascinated with faces, about how they love mobiles and other dangly bits, and so on. I’d never heard, however, of a kid being captivated–I mean straight-up FASCINATED–by something as simple as the color of a wall. Every time we put the Finnmaster onto his changing pad, however, his eyes immediate go to & stick on the wall. Seriously, check it out! He’s so persistently taken with this experience that we’ve come to call it “Finn watching his shows.” Soooo trippy. 😉
You know, when it gets to be 6:30am and you haven’t managed to sleep all night, it just might be time to write off the idea and get ready for work. 🙂 (The Finn-man played a role in the current state of affairs, but so did my being wired with all kind of exciting work stuff unfolding now.)
The Liggetts headed home on Monday, but before they left we were able to grab a few shots with them, and to capture Finn and Margot in some nice light. In a couple of images he’s decked out in his little “Peanut” shirt from cousins Alicia, Fito, and Alejandro.
Happy Easter, everyone. Here’s hoping that this message finds you well. We all had a wonderful day with both sets of grandparents on hand, putting up with the in-house paparazzo (me, of course). Here are the festivities.
The Nacks are winging their way home early tomorrow morning, while the Liggetts will be here for another week, helping to ease the transition as I return to work.
Today Mr. & Mrs. Liggett flew into town & were promptly introduced to our young amigo (Grandson III for them). We’ve rapidly shortened their handle from “Grandparents Liggett” to “GP’s L” to just “Jeeps L.” 🙂
Finn’s been a bit fussy today & especially this evening, but I do believe I caught him giving his grandpa a little smile…!
It’s great having everybody on hand, and we’re looking forward to a great Easter feast tomorrow.
People often ask whether I miss my cat (sent to live with my folks due to Margot’s allergies). Nah: now we have another warm little companion who sleeps 20 hours a day, popping up just occasionally to eat & flip out. 🙂 Here he is with his dad & Grandpa Nack. (Watch for his little bicep-kiss!)
Finn’s Grandma Nack (!) arrived on Tuesday, and his Grandpa Nack (!) joined us yesterday. So far it’s been great to introduce them to the little dude & to talk a walk, though he’s been somewhat fussy. (Right now Margot is dancing with him, singing a little Nada Surf song (something about Finn having “a party in his diaper”), and that seems to be working.) Here are some photos of the visit so far.
Hey everyone–Happy St. Paddy’s Day! The wee man has of course gotten into the spirit of the day, thanks especially to a very cute out from our neighbors Kristin and Steve. He actually got a little too into the spirit, pounding drinks last night and then coating himself in puke (too much info, I know, but I couldn’t resist ;-P)).
Update: See also the very funny “Stuff White People Like” post about the holiday.
We’re having fun hanging with our pal Alethea, introducing her to Finn and letting her take on some of the “honeydo” tasks that I’ve been shouldering. (3am shushing remains my gig, however. ;-P) Yesterday we all went for a walk while I put the “papa” back in paparazzo.
Quote o’ the Day: "Is it possible to have a ‘Trophy Baby’?" — proud Mama M. 🙂
I’m honestly trying not to overload the world with shots of this little character but, well, who am I kidding? Here are some recent snaps:
- — Our first night at home (the start of a looooong evening!)
- — Just hanging around the casa
- — Meeting our pals Bryan and Alex
More to come!
You be the judge:
Hello, everyone! Margot and I are just beyond elated that our little Finnmaster General has arrived. 🙂 We thought we’d start this little blog to chronicle some of the goings-on of the little guy and our thoughts about the whole experience. (Hey, dad’s got to have *something* to do while up at 3am, and maybe this way we’ll bore fewer of our friends with in-person stories of BMs, spit-ups, and the like. :-))
To get things started, let me point you to a few photo galleries we’ve posted:
- Finnegan Arrives!
- Finn & fam in the delivery room (don’t worry, it’s nothing too revealing or outlandish). Thanks to our doula Deidre Lorenzo for taking these great shots.
- Finn’s first bath; apparently that eye-cheese isn’t gonna clear itself…)
We’ll no doubt be burning up the camera in the days, weeks, and months ahead, so we’ve set up a Photos category on this blog. You’ll be able to find the latest and greatest sets of pix by pointing your browser to http://www.jnack.com/finnegan/photos/.