Wednesday, December 28, 2011

HDH - 16 Weeks. Someone Has Been A Busy Little Man!

Someone is now 16 weeks and is getting to be SO much fun!  He has also been a busy little man the last month.  Here is what has been going on....

He celebrated his first Thanksgiving. (Yeah, I am behind)  He got himself so excited he threw up (major throw up) on his thanksgiving outfit not once, not twice, but three times.  After the second washing of the shirt I decided that was his way of saying he didn't want to wear that outfit anymore.  He was in his shirt long enough for me to get this picture....he threw up about 3 minutes later. 

He was a big boy and sat in his highchair for the first time.  He preferred to lean back and chill.

He refused to look at the camera. I don't blame him with all the good food to look at.

And after dinner....time to sleep. (Oh how I love these two)

We also went to Kristen's graduation!  Henry is so proud of his Aunt K.!

He hung out at my alma mater with grandma & grandpa!

Go Kristen!

We are so proud!

We also had a Charlie Brown photo shoot.

"Oh Snoopy. I loves you."
Oh that Snoopy is hilarious!
 yeah, we know he is cute.
 OOPS!!!  Someone had a little too much eggnog before the photo shoot.

He also loves doing other things...

like hanging out with his Aunt K.
Seriously, I don't know who is smitten with the other more!

He is teething (fun times) which means he now enjoys things in his mouth ALL THE TIME.

 He is enjoying tummy time more and even rolled over from his belly to his back for the first time the other day!!! I have a video, but can't upload it. But it was awesome to see!

He likes to hangout with the cats....

Or just chill by himself. (nice stems baby)

He is also part monkey and is always doing stuff with his feet!  
Our sweet monkey boy....yes he throws poop too.

And then there was getting ready for Christmas!!  Guess who was good this year?

And who was sucking up to Santa.

And then the big day came....Christmas morning!!!  YAY! (he is always big smiles in the morning!)

Christmas morning hugs with daddy.

Presents...for me!!  Ok he had no idea, but loves to watch the tree.

I loves my jumperoo!

And Henry got mommy a beautiful necklace for Christmas.
See...GORGEOUS.  It is a mother/child necklace. I cried like a baby.
What a sweet boy he is...he gets it from his daddy :)

So that's what has been going on...until next time!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas...And Some Cute Pictures Too!!

Thanks to my parents and a great groupon, we got our first family pictures taken a couple weeks ago.  While Henry didn't smile while the camera was pointing at him, he still gave us some great pictures.  I had to scan these in so the quality is off, but please enjoy our gift to you which is the cuteness below!

If these don't bring you Christmas cheer then your heart needs to grow more than three sizes.

This picture is PRICELESS!  

My Family and my happiness.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Let's Compare, Shall We?!

So people always ask us “who do you think Henry resembles more?”  and I always give the same answer, Terry.  Now while I think Henry looks like Henry, it is fun to look for pieces of each of us in our son….and there are lots of pieces of Terry in this boy!  (Which is fun for Terry because Terry was adopted, and I think it is exciting for him to see such an obvious resemblance.)

I remember shortly after we met our little guy we first noticed his chin and lips, and those are totally my husband’s chin and lips.  He is also a ginger, which Terry was a ging when he was born!  Infact, the only things we can make out that sorta look like they are from me are his nose and toes (poor guy, I have ugly feet!).     

It is strange, but I feel he looks exactly like he is suppose to and as he is growing we see parts of us, but mostly we just see him!   And I love that.   

So here is the proof that he looks nothing like me.  When I look at my pictures I do not see Henry at all, but when I look at Terry's baby pictures I totally see Henry! 

Terry - 10 weeks

Henry 10.5 weeks

Terry - 11 weeks

Henry at 10.5 weeks
 It is crazy how similar they look, right!! I think they are making the same face!

Dang! Who's a chunky monkey?!  Jenn is!

Nope, except for maybe the double chin we don't look anything alike :)

Ok, Henry and I may have the same belly :)

Thursday, December 01, 2011

HDH - 12 Weeks Old!

I cannot believe it, but Henry is 12 weeks old today!! SAY WHAT?!  Where has the time gone?!  And more importantly, why don't you have a job yet young man?

Seriously, this goes fast.  And what a difference just a few weeks seems to make at this age. Every week he not only looks different but he is doing stuff that is different and or acting different. I love it, well except for the fact that because he is changing so quickly we think we have his routine, likes, dislikes, ways to soothe him, etc….all figured out and then BAM, he changes and said things don’t work anymore. It can be frustrating until we think we have him figured out again!

I must also say that each week is getting more fun and a lot easier!  (knock on wood)

So here is what has been going on these past few weeks.

2 month check up
It went as well as can be expected. We had to wait 45 minutes and he was actually really good (thank goodness for the mobile in the room…note to self – BUY A MOBILE, THE KID LOVES THEM). The Doctor then examined him and noticed the skin on his penis started reattaching back over the head. (Yeah, I get uncomfortable with this “boy” stuff too.) So he had to pull the skin back – OUCH OUCH OUCH!!!!!- so that it wouldn’t fully reattach. Now we have to pull it back and put Vaseline on it every day. So needless to say, Henry was NOT happy about this and in pain from that procedure. And then on top of that he had to get his vaccines. He also upped his dose of reflux meds, which was a good thing.  Overall, he is healthy and that is all that matters! 

So, as of three weeks ago, our little chubs weighed 13lbs 4 oz and was 23.5 inches long....but that was a while ago and since then he has outgrown his size 1 diapers, all 0-3 month clothes and is out growing his 3 month pj’s.  We are now moving into 3-6 month clothes! He is SO big!

Any milestones?

Every week there seems to be something new he is doing. A couple weeks ago I gave him this little dumbbell rattle and though I had to help him put it in his hands he held on to it and was shaking it and of course hitting himself with it in the head! LOVE.

"I'm working out mommy...look at this awesome body!"

He is grabbing towards toys and is very interested in “playing” with toys.  He is also “holding” blocks in his hands and trying to figure out what the heck to do with it and when all else fails he tries to eat them!  He also has a new BFF - piglet.  He loves this toy and is always trying to put it in his mouth or cuddle it.  

"Get in my mouth pig!"

He is also hearing people and then looking for them and following them with his eyes and watching where they are going. It is fun walking from one side of the room to another with these big eyes following you the entire way! He does an amazing job at holding his head up. We have been doing tummy time (not a big fan of that) and he started sitting in his bumbo chair. 

 "I don't know how I feel about this, mom."

"Get away from my pig daddy and charlie!"

Head up!
Head down.

Head up and to the side!

He is starting to imitate us as well.  We will stick our tongue out and he will do the same.  At first we thought it was a fluke, but he does it nearly every time and you can tell he is concentrating.  And of course, smiling is part of our daily routine now….which starts every morning when he gets out of bed! Nothing like seeing a smiling baby first thing in the morning.  So yes, many many milestones.  It is amazing watching him as he is starting to learn new things and figure things out!

I don’t like to talk about his sleeping because when I do he then sleeps horrible. But let’s just say we are lucky that he is such a good sleeper at night. He typically goes to bed between 9:30-10:30pm (closer to the 10:30) and sleeps till 8 or 9am.  Like I said, I am well aware how lucky we are and I want this to carry on but know it could change.  He stirs and even cries during the night but it is so brief that he just puts himself back to sleep.  We only get up when it is a real cry and not a sleepy, need to get re-comfortable cry. Now if mommy could just figure out how to sleep through the night and not wake up every couple hours that would be great!

Favorite things?
Loves his Piglet (Pinky) and his blocks. LOVES LOVES LOVES people talking to him!

He also loves his nightlight. This turtle nightlight is in his room and projects stars on the ceiling. Henry has this on every night when we rock him to sleep and he will just stare at the stars. (This is a MUST HAVE item!)

Finally, the boy loves his hands. I mean looooves them.  He is always sucking on those bad boys.  It soothes him and helps him fall asleep or go back to sleep when he wakes up in the middle of the night.  He also sucks his fingers when he is really hungry.  It is hilarious listening to him slurp on his fingers!  Typically, those noises bother me, but it is my kid so it is cute.

(We did not pose him like this...the boy just already knows he wants to ROCK!)

Least favorite things?
When you stop talking to him or ignore him. He likes the social interaction and wants to be talked to (he must get that from his dad). He also is NOT a fan of putting the lotion on after his bath.  Nope, I think we could say he HATES it.

"Yeah, that's right ladies! Take all this awesomeness in."

"I like leaning in my bumbo!" 

Big smiles!!

In his Iron Maiden onesie counting all his favorite Iron Maiden songs.
The shirt says: "I Listen to Iron Maiden with my Daddy." LOVE

In his old man hat making his old man face!

"Hey kids get off my lawn!!"

(What is funny about this picture is that on the TV it says "The Rise of Dick" and then Henry is making this face. Awesome.)


Someone loves Dr. Seuss :)

Sweet boy, just gave up fighting tummy time.

(I didn’t get out thanksgiving pictures uploaded yet…those will come soon!)