22 April 2013

Today's Doctor Visit

Just a quick update:
We took Henry to the pediatrician today for his 2 month appointment. I knew Henry would be in for quite a few shots and tears to go along with that. Even with the dread of giving my sweet baby boy shots, I was excited to see his "stats" and to see our pediatrician. Have I mentioned how much we LOVE our pediatrician? If I could dedicate a day to honor him I would. He is so friendly and always takes his time with us. Today as he walked in our room his nurse told him "You have three people who want to see you right now." He simply said "OK" and then shut the door and spent 30+ minutes just chatting with us. He always talks to us like we are educated, and it feels good to not have everything dumbed down. He is one of those people that just by talking with him you feel uplifted and better about yourself after leaving his office. I am usually a nervous wreck when I have to go to a doctors office so the fact that I have been looking forward to taking Henry to the doctor says a lot about what a great pediatrician Doctor Lindgren is.
Ok, now I will quit gushing about our doctor and move onto bragging about my favorite thing in the whole wide world! Henry!
Henry has been growing like a weed and even though his newborn size clothes are just barely getting a little snug and we can now fit him into some of his 0-3 month clothes, he is rocking the growth curve for his age.

Weight: at birth Henry weighed 7 lbs even (15 %tile). He is now 12 lbs 5 oz (50 %ile)

Height: 20 inches at birth (51 %tile) 2 months: 24.5 inches (87 %tile!)

Head Circumference: Birth: 13.8 inches (27 %tile) 2 months: 16.5 inches (85 %tile!)

Looks like we will have a tall boy. The doctor even said he will probably be taller than Ronnie. Henry was so happy, and smiley when we got there and was having a blast looking at himself in the mirror. I felt so proud when he would search around and look for me when someone unfamiliar would pick him up. It feels so good to know that he is growing and that really sticking with breast feeding is doing its job! I am constantly in awe that all Henry needs to grow and develop, I can provide him with my own body! Although there were definitely some growing pains, I am continually amazed at the grand design of our Heavenly Father's and how expertly he made our bodies. His most amazing creation yet, is by far our Henry boy!

11 April 2013

2 month update

We must be having a lot of fun around here because time is flying faster than I wish it would. I can't believe Henry has been with us for 2 months, and even more amazing: We have kept a tiny human being thriving and alive for two months.

Motherhood is even more amazing than I ever imagined, and 1,000 times more scary and intimidating than anything else I have ever done before. I will save a post all about the reality of becoming a mother and save this one for the Henry update.

Everyone likes to know how much he weights now but I have no idea since we haven't yet been to the doctor for his 2 month appointment. He definitely is getting bigger and he
has the cutest double chin milk can make.

Henry is generally a good sleeper (we will just pretend this week doesn't count against his good record) and will eat 1-2 times during the night. He is such a sweet little cuddle bug and already knows how to worm his way into our bed every morning for snuggles. He will wiggle and wiggle and spit out his bink a million times until I finally give up in exhaustion and pull him in bed with me. As soon as his little head hits the pillow, he snuggles right up and to me and falls back asleep in a blink of an eye. I can't say I hate it, and I don't mind it being a daily tradition as long as he keeps it at around 6:30-7 in the morning like he has been.

Henry has been learning new skills like crazy and I am always amazed when he suddenly starts doing them. He holds his head up really well and is looking all over the place.
He has recently discovered his hands and I will often find him just staring at them. The other day I went in to check on him during a nap and found him just staring at his hands, turning them back and forth, outstretched in front of his face.

He loves to grab and hold onto things, especially while nursing and cuddling. He will search his little hands around until he finds a fold of fabric in my shirt, or my favorite, a lock of hair to grab onto and snuggle it next to his face.

Henry loves to coo and talk and smile smile smile. He is continually getting more and more interested in different noises and will "sing" out his coos when I sing to him.
I have recently started handing him a rattle to hold onto while he wiggles his arms around and he thinks its pretty revolutionary.

Henry has picked up a lovely habit of squishing spit bubbles out of his mouth, but he even makes that look cute.
He is beginning to love baths and now that he has a little more hand control he reaches for the faucet and waves his fist through water.

Henry's hair is filling in thicker and is still that dark, beautiful brown. His eyes are a gorgeous blue and his eyelashes are getting long and making me puddy in his little hands.

This next month is going to be a busy one and I am so excited to show him off to many loved ones in the coming weeks.