Tuesday, January 30, 2018

:Henry's Baptism:

A few weeks ago, we celebrated Henry's baptism.

He looked very handsome in his white outfit.

It was performed at Holy Name Church, by Deacon Albert. It was a beautiful, intimate ceremony as Henry was the only one being baptized.

Audrey was the Deacon's little Altar Girl

He didn't cry at all when the water was poured over his head!

Our best friends, Laura and Steve are his godparents.

Many thanks to Auntie L for taking photos for us and for all our family and friends that came to celebrate this day with us!!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

:Henry: 8 Months:

I know I say it every month, but that was actually the fastest month ever! How is Henry 8 months now??

Eating: Henry loves to eat. He still nurses every 3 hours and my supply has increased with some medication and more frequent feedings. He is very distracted when nursing so I  try to do it before and after each nap, when still in his room. He loves eating solids, mostly BLW but is more open to purees now. He tried beans and ground beef this month and devoured them. Doesn't really care for chicken.

Sleeping: Now that my supply is back up, he is only waking 2-3x a night to eat. Usually around 10-11pm, 2:30am & 6 or 6:30am. He goes to bed around 6:30, depending on how long his naps have been that day.

Naps are still pretty good-- 2 per day ranging from 1.5-2.5 hours.

Diapers: Size 3, although he has to be doubled up at night because he pees a lot.

Weight/Size: Henry weighs 17.7 lbs and is 26.5 inches long. He gained a pound in the last month but hasn't grown lengthwise much.

He is wearing mostly 6-12 months clothes now and a few 3-6m month items. His mocs are size 2.

Hair and eyes: Dark brown/black hair, and hazel eyes. He has the most hair of any of our babies, but still not a lot!

Personality: Henry is pretty happy most of the time, unless he wants something. He is very curious.

Nicknames: Baby Henry, Litte Man, Shnuggers. Leo calls him "Hen"

Likes: His toes, crawling everywhere, playing with all the cars and Duplo he can find.

Dislikes: Being contained, getting stuck, having things taken away from him.

Milestones: Henry officially started crawling a couple weeks ago! He is so fast now. Sometimes he will happily sit and play in one spot but mostly he crawls all around finding different toys and things to play with. He can also go from crawling up to sitting now.

He has 4 bottom teeth and two top teeth now.

Mama: I'm having some nostalgic moments when I see how much Henry has grown in the last 8 months! How  much things have changed in a year! I  love this stage that Henry, and his siblings are at, but I also long for the sweet newborn days.

Big Sister & Big Brother: Audrey is the biggest help with Henry! She will go into his room when he wakes up and chat with him. Sometimes she will take him out of his crib. She will sit and play with him, or watch him for me for a few minutes. He is her real life doll. Leo is enjoying Henry more now that he interacts with him and sits up. He is still a tad rough so you have to watch him. Henry just loves watching them.

Misc: Henry's baptism was this month! He looked so sweet in his little outfit. Our best friends, Laura and Steve are his godparents. It was a lovely celebration.

Little Henry, stay little just a bit longer!