Wednesday, July 14, 2010

6 Months

Oh geez, can't keep up with this thing, especially now that Henry is on the move. His 6 month appointment was over a week ago where he was measured at 31 inches and 19 pounds 8 oz.
He's started eating and from what I can tell quite enjoys it, unfortunately through the last several weeks (which feel like months) he's been cutting his 2 front teeth.
Just when I thought we were through it (for a little while anyway) teeth 5 and 6 are knocking at the door. So we're back to lots of screaming, drooling and chewing.
Although in saying this, sleeping is still going well, the 4 or 5 weeks of 25 minute naps were pretty rough, but he was pretty much sleeping through the night still so it wasn't too bad.
Now however that he is 'crawling' or dragging really, he gets so frustrated at every little thing, so there is a lot of yelling going on.
He is unbelievably sweet and snuggly though, lots of flirty eyebrows and wet kisses as he clings to your hair for dear life and the smiles are so big you're afraid they might break his face.




















































Wednesday, April 28, 2010

No time to update, but here's the first rollover

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Happened April 12th and I got it wrong, apparently babies are supposed to roll front to back first, Lily did back to front first so I just assumed. Of course 'supposed to' is according to the 'them', so who knows!

Baby Roomba

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Clearly there are spots in the house that I'm not getting to with the duster and if he can squeeze in, is it really wrong?

This also says a lot about the difference in frame of mind second time around, I think if I found Lily like that I would have had a slight freak out. Now? Hells bells tape a swiffer cloth to that kids back!

4 Months

So monkey guts has made it to 4 months, not sure how as he could be eaten alive on any given day, those cheeks, the smiles, the dimples and the laughter!
Went to the doctors on Monday and he now weighs in at a whopping 16 pounds 15 ounces and measures at 27 inches. So from birth weight/height (8 pounds 14 ounces and 19.5 inches) he is liable to be the size of our house by the time he reaches a year old.
He had a hard week what with Lily being sick and no matter how many times I told her 'you have the germs, stay away from Henry and his stuff' she just couldn't help but sneeze right in his face. Plus shots, and then this afternoon the discovery that his first tooth broke through he just didn't stand a chance.
He had his first fever this week and his second cold, but even through all of that he is the most lovely and happy baby boy.

Here is a picture of him as we were getting ready to go the doctors office, isn't he handsome!:

Monday, March 8, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

2 months old

Henry had his 2 month checkup yesterday and his first immunization shots.
He weighed in at 13 pounds 4 oz and 24.5 inches long.

We had such a nice time together as we don't often get to spend anytime just the 2 of us, until I had to hold him down while the nurses plunged the needles into his poor little thighs.

I can count on one hand the number of times he has really cried so yesterday hurt me just as much. It was the worst one yet, but of course he's fine now and he had a nice long sleep yesterday afternoon and last night after his first dose of tylenol.

Here are a couple of pics from his first 2 months:



















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Off to the Dr's for the 2 month appointment 2/25

Friday, January 15, 2010

3 weeks old

So it's pretty different the 2nd time around, we keep having to remind ourselves to take pictures whereas I think we had a couple hundred of Lily by week 3.
Going from an established routine to bringing home baby has been a real adjustment. Luckily I have a great husband and he was able to stay home for the first 2 weeks. I don't know how a new Mom could do it otherwise. The first week I was able to just take it easy and take of Henry while Jesse took care of, well everything else basically.
The 2nd week we tried to get some sort of routine going so that I wouldn't be completely overwhelmed on his first day back to work. It's safe to say that we weren't really able to get a routine down (no shit!) but we had a really nice time together as a family and were able to cross some things off our to-do list.
It was a fantastic 2 weeks and we all missed Jesse when Monday morning rolled around and off to work he went.
I am about 5 hours away from completing my first week on my own as a Mom of 2 and there were definitely more good times than bad.
Lily is an awesome helper and has really taken to Henry. He is just the sweetest baby, so good at eating and sleeping and he really isn't that fussy. I mean he has had a couple of moments, but for being 3 weeks old they are few and far between.
He is on a pretty good sleeping routine, to bed at night between 8 and 9 and then up for a feed between 1AM and 2AM then up again around 5AM or 6AM and then down again until about 9AM. It's pretty phenomenal actually, and he doesn't require being rocked or fed to sleep, he goes back in his crib awake most times after a night feed and I go back to sleep and don't hear from him until his next feed.
I don't know how long that will last but I'm loving it right now, I am so much more rested than I was when I was pregnant. I mean I'm up for longer when I am up in the night, but in-between feeding I actually get to sleep for 3 or 4 hours straight whereas at the end of my pregnancy I couldn't sleep for more than 45 minutes at a time from being so bloody uncomfortable.
Nursing is excellent and because of it I've been able to drop 30 pounds in 3 weeks. Beyond the ease of breast-feeding, what with never having to wash/sterilize a bottle, grocery shop for formula and making sure it's the right temperature (although in saying this I really don't know what formula feeding entails) the incredible weight loss that is possible I just don't understand why anyone would ever opt not to breastfeed. And I'm not talking about a woman who has had difficulties and just couldn't do it, I'm talking about a woman who would never even consider breastfeeding for whatever reason.

At the time of actually posting this, Henry is now 5 weeks 3 days, it's safe to say that things have gotten a little busier and I'm hoping to be able to post once a month at this point.