S: 365 Days of Finley - Volume 1
BC: created by: Kelly Cray Shawver
FC: Augusts 21'st 2009 - December 20'th, 2009
1: On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peaked in to see you, and the night wind whispered... life will never be the same. -Nancy Tillman
3: Father: Eric Morris Shawver Mother: Kelly Ann Cray | Finley Gabrial Shawver | August 21, 2009 | 8 lbs 4.5 oz | 19 3/4" | 9:44 am | Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
4: Day 1 | Just one day old. The feeling seems impossible to describe...only that the world is a better place now that Finley is here.
5: Day 2 | It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. -Terri Guillemets
6: Day 3 home at last | Day 4 To his parents, he is the most beautiful thing they have ever seen. He is always looking out the window watching the trees and sky. He has the most alert eyes.
7: Day 5 mommy thought the mittens were silly until Fin started scratching his face with his tiny (sharp!) fingernails | Day 6 | crying is now a part of everyday life.
8: Day 7 beautiful boy
9: Day 8
10: Day 9 | Don't forget that compared to a grown up person, every baby is a genius. -May Sarton
11: Day 10 Every moment together is priceless.
12: Day 11 | still small enough to sleep in any position
13: Day 12 | the first signs of a smile
14: Day 13 | every child begins the world again. -Henry David Thoreau | Day 14 | Day 15 | car seat naps | 2 weeks already
15: Day 16 afternoons on the couch. | daddy's hand is the definition of protection
16: Day 17 | as if the light could make him any more handsome than he already is.
17: Day 18 | Fin's Little Squirt PJ's. The first thing his mommy ever bought him while he was still in her belly.! One more chance to wear them before they are outgrown.
18: Day 19 | Day 20 so begins the tough times. | "hey mom, being that you have to change my clothes 3 times a day...you think maybe it's time for some new ones."
19: Mommy's Diary Sept. 11, 2009 my poor little man. our days seem to consist mostly of crying and little sleep. I want more than anything to be able to take it away from him... wishing I could heal whatever it is with just my hand. | Day 21
20: Day 22 | the faces he makes when he farts on mommy's lap. | Day 23 | "A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, bankrolls smaller, homes happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for."
21: Day 25 | Day 24 the prognosis: GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) | waiting for the doctor.
22: Day 26 Tummy Time.
23: Day 28 squeaky clean | Day 27 Daddy attempts the impossible... trying to talk Fin out of fussyness.
24: the first smile caught on camera | Day 29 | fighting sleep. sleep is winning. | Day 30
25: little fingers | little toes | Day 31 + 32 | September 21, 2009 - 1 month old
26: Day 34 | Day 33 | mommy came home to find this... a naked baby with his daddy. It seems there was a diaper leak and a mutual decision to not put on clothes was made.
27: Day 35 | Day 36 | Day 37 | little boy blue and his adorable faces. | Finley was not the best party guest...as he fell asleep in his stroller. | profile of a cute little man.
28: Day 38 | one day, when mommy was still pregnant, she went to Sea World with her good friend Sara. As they walked to the shark encounter discussing names, the came upon a gift store called "Fins" and that was that.
29: Day 40 | Day 39 | just checking... Peach the cat liked to keep an extra close eye on Finley.
30: Day 41 | "so THIS is what's outside the window I'm always looking through!"
31: Day 42 | basking in the glow of the computer screen | It took 6 weeks before we where brave enough to take a bath in Fin's little whale tub. He sat quietly and did not seem to be bothered. Mommy wondered if it was because she had spent so much time in the pool when he was still in her belly. | Day 43
32: Day 44 | Day 45 | Finley discovers his crib mobile
33: Day 46 | like father, | like son | big | Day 47 | mommy was so proud. Finley sat in the chair all by himself without mommy holding him up.
34: Day 48 | Day 49 | Day 50 | letting it all out | Aunt Cricket sends the best presents | bedtime bottle with daddy
35: Day 52 | Day 51 | Dinner at Papa's | Finley meets his Grandma for the very first time in Ormand Beach, FL
36: Day 53 | Day 54 | Day 55 | mommy's point of view
37: Day 56 | playing outside with daddy | Day 57 | #3:00 am | Day 58
38: Day 59 | Day 60
39: Day 61 | Day 62 | Day 63 | hiccup face | little stinker (so true) | milestone: baby push-ups | Oct. 21, 2009 2 months old
40: Day 64 | "Sometimes," said Pooh, "The smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
41: Day 65 | Day 66 | Day 67 | Day 68 | first shots | what it means to be a proud parent
42: Day 69 | Day 70 | tummy time is such hard work | "Put down that camera and get me my bottle!"
43: H A L L O W E E N | Day 71
44: Day 72 | Day 73 | loved.
45: Skyler | nap time | Day 74 | Fin and Skyler meet for the very first time; with curious looks and sweet baby snuggles.
46: Day 75 | Size up: | at 11 weeks old, Fin moves up to a size 3-6 months. | Day 76 | Day 77 | having a Disney sing-a-long with mommy. | (daddy need not know)
47: Day 78 | eyes are starting to look more brown than blue | Day 79 | milestone: grasping objects
48: FACE | Day 80 | Day 81 | Day 82 | BABY | he has the cutest little... | all the silly faces he makes...
49: Day 83 | new playmat | Day 85 | babies are such messy eaters | Day 84
50: Day 86 | Day 88 | Day 89 | Day 87 | trying solids with doctors suggestion...Fin did not want anything to do with it
51: Day 90 | Day 91 | morning routine: eat, playtime, eat again, playtime, playtime, playtime. | On mommy's first night out, Finley develops a slight fever (in anticipation of mommy leaving?) Daddy has it covered...literally.
52: Day 94 | talking | Day 92 | Nov. 21, 2009 | Day 93 | 3 months old | play mat cute
53: Day 95 | Day 96 | WARNING: Gummy Bear Song may result in side effects. Including, but not limited to; drooling on daddy's hands.
54: first | Day 97 | Fin and friend, Doug
55: Day 98 | Day 99 | Finley's first teething "toy" is a washcloth that he liked to chew on. | movement.
56: Chloe | The perfect way for Fin to spend his 100'th day...meeting the Green Family. | Day 100 | Fin & Chloe! | cute together
57: baby's and mommy's | Fin LOVED Joey | beautiful "Aunt" Cricket
58: Day 101 | wonder eyes.
59: Day 102 | December 1, 2009 For Daddy's birthday, Fin puts on his "cool clothes". His shirt says: My daddy's tattoos are cooler than your daddy's. | Day 103 | 104 | Day | baby swing = baby laughs
60: Day 105 | Day 107 | Day 108 | Day 106 | Their second time together. Skyler continued to enjoy whacking Fin in the face. Fin took it like a champ, but not without getting a taste of Skyler's hand...does it taste any different than his own?
61: Day112 | Day109 | Day 110 | Day 111 | Daddy has dressing issues...poor Fin looked like a Monkey Ballerina | Oops!....Fall down!!! | Fin loves his skull blankey | learning to sit can be fun.
62: Day 113 | Christmas Card Shoot Take 1 | Day 114
63: Day 115 | Christmas card photoshoot | take 2 (success)!!
64: Day 117 | day 119 | Day 118 | Day 120 | this may just be the most wonderful smile in the whole world. | tummy time and television | fun in the crib | punk rock Christmas
65: Day 121 | little cub. | For mommy, because her favorite animal is a fox! | to be continued...