I DON'T KNOW how we got here but we did. I have a son who is a year and a half old. I have always felt like 18 months is a pretty significant milestone, like 6 months or 1 year old. It's the last major milestone where I will describe it in months, since I am a mom who, once my kids are two I will describe age in years not months. I can't believe I have been a mom for 18 months now, I know it's a cliche but time goes by so so fast with littles.
Finn is walking and "running" everywhere now. He is a curious little boy who loves to read, colour and dance to music with his parents. I can't even count how many words he has now since, for the last month he has been a total sponge and a parrot, repeating everything we say. He loves reading and will sit on the couch numerous times a day for 30 minutes wanting to read books either with Sam or I or by himself. He has even started to memorize a few of them, saying the last word on each page (and even sometimes racing ahead of us to tell us what the first word on the next page is). He loves music, namely 80's jams and Adele. He has memorized the first four lines of Adele's "Hello" and sings along to it - it really is the sweetest thing! One of these days I will catch it on camera but he is too smart and knows when I'm filming and gets all shy. My favourite thing he says now is "love you". It sounds like "Aiiii dooo" and it is just so precious.
The biggest milestone for Finny is that he is now a big brother! He loves little Atticus (Ace) so much and loves to give him kisses and help burp him and says "Ace-y" and blows kisses when he is sad. Since Ace was born Finn has been very attached to Sam and gets a little jealous when he holds Atticus or when Sam and I hug and kiss in front of him. When we are hugging and he gets jealous, he usually just wants to be included and will come up in our arms and kiss each of us then grab our heads and push them together to kiss and then wants to have a group hug and group kiss. He is such an affectionate and sweet little boy. I am so proud of him and I can't imagine our lives without him.