Friday, February 29, 2008

4 months

Yesterday Henry had his 4 month check-up, and much to his dismay, his 4 month immunizations, as well. Oddly enough, it was probably one of his best doctor visits yet, in my opinion.

When we got there, it was the standard strip him down to his diaper, get weigh and measured (incidentally, he weighs 15 pounds 12 ounces and is 25 1/2 inches long. I think his head was like 40 1/2 centimeters around, or something like that), then chill out til the doctor comes in.

When she came into the exam room, the first few minutes were just talking/consultation type time. Henry got a bit bored of just laying on the exam table, so I sat him up on the table and supported him for a few minutes so he could look around and see what was what. This went rather well until he realized that NO ONE was paying ANY attention to him. I was looking at the doctor, who was looking at Molly, who was looking back at the doctor. And Henry was looking all around trying to catch someones' eye. He let out this loud shout/cry and his mouth fell into the most pathetic pouty/lip-sticking-out face that I think I've ever seen from him. Well, that got our attention, but only for a minute...then we were all talking and looking at each other again...

So, he did it again. Poor baby boy.

Everything is great with Henry. The doctor said that he was perfect (though there is a mild concern that we might be bundling him a bit too much for naps cause he's get some heat rash going on) and he is holding pretty constant at 75th percentile for both weight and length.

When he got his shots (4 of them, two in each leg), he was really really sad. I felt very bad for my little guy. :( But, once we scooped him up he started calming down pretty quickly, then proceeded to be fine for the rest of his day (which wasn't very long). I was totally expecting a repeat of Crabby McCrabberson, but Henry sure proved me wrong.

Tomorrow night, Aunt Susi is coming to babysit Henry for a bit so we can go out to dinner and a movie. Then, on Sunday, we're going to Northbrook for Henry's Abuela's birthday. And then next weekend, Grandma Brennan is coming to stay for a while. All sorts of fun stuff coming up!


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Henry's totally missing his lower lip

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Henry's new sleep-sack, aka, baby-in-a-bag. Looks comfy...Has a robot on it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

One year...

OK, Henry's not one year old in the traditional oxygen breathing sense, but it was one year ago today that Molly showed me that little white stick that confirmed his life in utero! :) So, to celebrate, Henry and I gave Molly some time off.

Henry and I let Molly be for a few hours so she could do non-Mommy stuff. I took the day off of work, but still went to work with Henry. We coordinated with my old co-worker and friend Jen who had her baby Joshua the day after Henry was born. Here they are, just hanging out on my desk

Henry met up with his pal Mary in the lunchroom. Mary's tyring to make his hair lie flat. Silly Mary. Mohawks are in!

And here's Henry with Rebecca making really happy faces at Stephanie. Overall it was a good day. A few cranks here and there, but good.

In other news, Henry is really getting a lot better at the rolling over from his tummy to back thing. He did it 3 times on his own today alone. GO HENRY! :)
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Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sooooooo Sleeeeepppppyyyyy

OK, so this isn't the 1st time that Henry has fallen asleep in his monkey sling, but it is the 1st time that he fell asleep in the monkey sling without being actively walked around (previous sleepy sling occurrences included walking to starbucks, to the grocery store, or elsewhere---but we were outside, he was covered up, and we were moving).

But this time, I guess he was just too sleepy to stay awake. Probably because he just doesn't take long enough naps...he often wakes up after just 45 minutes and wakes up as Mr. Crankster (aka Crabby McCrabberson). I was watching Molly doing whatever it was she was doing. I was swaying back and forth (just to appease him). Molly turned to us and started laughing...That's where we pick up here:

In other Henry news, he went to the doctor the other day (there was a brief concern that he may have been under the weather, but he's not---he's perfectly fine) and weighed in at 14 pounds 12 ounces! :) Henry's normal doctor wasn't in the office that day, so we saw a different one (that we had seen before, but only once). I was feeding Henry a bottle while we waited for her to come in. When she did get into the exam room, there was no rush. She just talked to us about Henry, asked what the issues were, etc, and let Henry keep on eating. Then, instead of having me toss him (not literally of course) on the exam table, she just examined him while I held him. Had me hold his hands out of the way when needed, switch positions a couple times, etc. I really liked that. Seemed very...I'm not sure what it seemed. But it felt good, and I left the office with a very nice feeling. :) (don't get me wrong, Henry's normal doctor---We like you too! It was just a new experience for us)

Also, Henry got some fantasic outfits from Grandma Brennan---Here's one of them...It is like green long underwear with a hoodie. The inside of the hood has cute turtles on it.
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This is a while before he fell asleep in the sling...
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and the boys just chillin on the couch...
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Sunday, February 3, 2008

recent pictures and more

Here's a quick selection of some recent pictures...more can be found at Henry's online album of course, but these are my favorites:

Here, Henry demonstrates one of his new favorite activities...sitting up like a big boy. :)

From Henry is Cute

Tummy-time is so much more bearable when he's propped up and has friends to talk to
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Oh, and it helps when his bottom half is naked, too...

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Henry loves his froggy hoodie-blanket that he got at Christmas-time. Helps keep him snuggly and warm after his bath.

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Just sitting on the couch, falling to the side, and thinking that's awesome.

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Who doesn't like making out with turtles?

From Henry is Cute

Hopefully, by now, you have all seen yesterday's post with the video of Henry's First Laugh. If not, go watch it!

Oh, I forgot to mention...Henry has rolled over from his front to back twice so far. Once with Molly while I was at work, and once with me. But, when we go and get the video camera, he refuses to do it again. Ok, I know it's not really a refusal. He's just a baby, he's only done it twice, and he probably doesn't even realize how he did it. When he flipped over for me, he rolled right off his blanket and bonked his head on the hard floor. It was either the bonk or the surprise of the roll, but he started crying almost immediately. Poor guy.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Henry's First Laugh

Words can't describe how awesome this was. :)

Watch the video, and surely you'll agree.