Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Henry – 38 weeks…..Picture Overload!

(I realize you are probably getting tired of only pictures of Henry on this here blog.  I am not fishing for comments, I just enjoy sharing.  Plus, I like keeping a record of his changes as I am horrible at writing it down in a book!)


Oh Henry. 

My sweet but stubborn, funny but short-tempered little boy.

Oh how you really are developing a personality and showing it on a daily basis.  (In both good ways and in not so good ways!)

You have started expressing yourself and feelings.  Or perhaps it is you realizing you have feelings that can be expressed.  But either way you go from dancing and being silly with mommy to grunting at me and swinging your arms at me.  One minute you are playing with the nose sucker because that is the only way we can keep your hands off your junk long enough for us to change your diaper then the next minute you throw the nose sucker, yell and grab my hands because you do not want me touching you to put your diaper on.  Or perhaps you are enjoying a delicious dinner and happy and then you decide you are going to “spit” the food out of your mouth and play with it and are mad when I want to clean up.  

And so it begins…..

The word frustration has been big in our house recently as we all seem to be experiencing it! Overall you are a very even tempered and pleasant baby, but a little attitude has definitely started.  If you want to do something (like get out of your cage) or don’t want us to do something (like wash your face!) or we take something away that you want (like the remotes) then you get frustrated. And while you may look 100% like your daddy, unfortunately you have my temper and short fuse……I am sorry.  And when you get frustrated you do what we call “hulk hands”.  This is where you put your hands in the air; bring them down together with force and yell/growl/grunt….depending on the level of frustration.


I try to get pictures of this, but you have this thing that as soon as I get the camera out you stop, smile, and try to make your way towards the camera. 

Wanting the camera progression.....

"Iz cominges for yooz!"

 "Iz almostes heres, mummeez!"

"Iz wantses da flashes ting, pleeze!"


I have come close a few times, but pretty much this is as close as I get with frustrated Henry.

 He just did "hulk hands" in these two pictures

But we have been very lucky with you in that you are a wonderful and VERY happy baby and this is just, what I can assume, is part of growing up and learning to express your feelings.  I hope!

Besides that, what else is new?!?!

Well, you are standing ALL THE TIME now.

 I know, you can’t believe it either!!

You very much prefer being vertical and cruising around any and all objects.  This was an issue for 3 weeks or so after you first learned how to stand.  You would wake yourself up in the middle of the night and stand then CRY CRY CRY because you wouldn’t sit yourself back down.  We all lost lots of sleep during that first month while you adjusted to standing….but now, we seem to be back on track!! PHEW!

Everything MUST be in your mouth.  You still have no teeth nor any sign of teeth, but that is ok!  You are drooling and chewing on everything you can find.

 (He just licked me.  He likes to lick things before he puts them in his mouth.  Toys, clothes, feet.....yeah, I know.  I have told him countless times just how gross the last one is!)

We also have been hanging out outside….which means swimming and sun!!  You love playing outside and being in the grass.  You also love the water and being in the water.  And climbing out of the water, so that you can climb back IN the water!

Throw the toy out..... look at the toy outside the pool.

Finally, you are SO expressive.  The faces you make CRACK us UP!  I could just have a camera on you all day to catch all the faces you make.  You are silly and fun and going to be a ham.....and I LOVE THAT!!

"Watcha talk'n bout, lady?!"

Baby Zoolander face.
Love this smile!
Trying not to smile
Iz getses yooz!
Love this photo and it was just by chance I got this face!

This is what we call his Muppet face....because, well he looks like a Muppet!

Ok, not a face....but look how he sleeps! Butt in the air. heehee
He climbs on me 90% of the evening....every evening.
Come on....these two are one in the same!

Oh my bring me so much happiness and I love you so very very much!!!


  1. He is so cute!!! My gosh, crawling, standing??? Stop, just stop!

    He is soooooo V with the little tude! ;) I took him grocery shopping with me and he was obsessed with a container of cool whip. When I had to take it away to pay for it, he threw the biggest baby tantrum. Really? We're in trouble come toddler years...but I think this means they'll hold their own when older. ;)

    And what is it about boys and their junk? Ha.

    1. I kept thinking it was too early for him to have this kind of attitude, but the boy just knows what he wants. Lets just say with his attitude, major curiosity, and stubbornness he is becoming very familiar with the word NO! I agree, we are going to be in trouble during the toddler years :)

      And the junk thing.....come on dude. He gets MAD when we try to put on his diaper because he just wants to mess with his junk. I tell him not infront of his mom, but I don't think he gets that yet :)

  2. Oh. My. Gosh.

    Jenn. He is SO AMAZINGLY ADORABLE! And I cannot stand how big and grown-up he's getting -- that's insane! Look at him standing and cruising and being all...big! :) His faces are absolutely priceless. He is SO HANDSOME.

    I can't WAIT to meet your little bruiser. :) I'm going to tell Jackson he needs to start doing pushups so he can keep up! Hee.

    1. Thank you!! And you are one to talk....that little boy of yours is ADORABLE! I want to just smoosh on that face!

      I can't believe how fast this has all gone. In 3 months he will be ONE. WTH?! Fastest year EVER :)

      We can't wait to meet you and J. I am sure Henry will want to show Jackson the ropes.

      (seriously....between Henry and Jackson and Vincent and then Michelle's little boy, we are going to have the most awesome little boy gang in Ohio!! heehee)

  3. Loved this post! He is just so cute! I can't wait to meet him in person. His little faces crack me up!!

    1. He is such a ham! He told me he can't wait to meet you too :)

  4. I giggled like a fool at ALL the Henreez pictures. THEY ARE MY FAVORITE!!!! NEVER STOP!!! Also, is that a Charlie Brown outfit? I died.

    No one will ever grow tired of the pictures and you will appreciate it SO much later. Athena is almost 5 and I'm able to go back into my blog and reference things from when she was 2 months old. AWESOME.

    1. That is totally a Charlie Brown outfit that he is busting out of!! Terry looooves Charlie Brown and found that at Cedar Point last year. He told me he must go again this year and get another one ;)

      Very is wonderful to go back and see how much he has changed each month and to keep a record of what he is doing.

      (I cannot believe Athena is almost 5....SHUT UP. Not possible!)

  5. Adorable. For real. Don't ever stop taking pictures or documenting his childhood! These are precious memories for later.

    1. Thank you!!

      My husband and I were just talking about how many pictures we have of Henry compared to how many pictures we have of us when we were young. I think there is a gap of 5 years were he doesn't have a single picture and I already have 1000 pictures of Henry :/ It is so wonderful that we can capture so much!!

  6. Oh my goodness! First, not possible to post two many photos of this cutie. Completely not possible!

    His soft face and big eyes are just stunning. He is so expressive. I'm loving his t-shirts!

    I know what you mean about EVERYTHING going in the mouth. So true. Meadow puts everything in her mouth including her feet, her fist, and any hair that gets too close. She popped two teeth last week!

    Crawling and standing. . . oh my. I love that he's got an attitude. A kid that knows what he wants. However you've got the secret weapon. . the camera. . . keep the pics coming!

    1. Thanks!!

      His daddy is ALL about t-shirts so Henry must be like his daddy ;)

      Yeah, nothing is safe from the mouth! Two teeth...awesome! Henry doesn't have any yet but he is chewing and drooling like crazy.

      I will definitely keep pictures coming!

  7. Henry is SO CUTE! I LOVE that first "frustrated" photo in the orange shirt. Too funny.