Saturday, July 31, 2010

39 Weeks & MN Children's Musuem

9 Months Old

Seriously! Where has the time gone? He has one tooth now, crawls, pulls himself up to standing, will let go & stand on his own for a couple seconds, walk when holding our hands, makes swim movements at the pool, says mama, dada & more, is finished with baby food (seriously will get mad if I try to give him any), feeds himself (sometimes will get mad if you try to feed him), and I am sure there are many other new things in the last month that I haven't thought of yet. It has been a productive month for him, which is no wonder he didn't grow really at all this month (no increases in length or head circumference and only a gain of a few ounces.)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

38 Weeks

Ok - finally getting around to posting this weeks picture.

He is happy here, but the past few days have been lots of crying, tears, pain, drool, clinginess, altered sleep patterns, not eating much & fevers as he toughs it through teething. He pushed through his right lateral incisor last week and now it looks like he might be working on the top central teeth. They are so swollen and red. He won't let me in his mouth to see what's going on. Poor guy. We did try ibuprofen with him and it works for him (Isabel & I can't take it, at least as an infant Isabel couldn't take it - it made her puke). For Henry it helps lower his fever where acetominophen was not and it has the bonus of lasting twice as long.
This is Henry today at the MOA. We had to change our plans and come back home earlier than we planned because he was having a meltdown. Poor boy was so tired & uncomfortable. Luckily, his sister was very understanding and wasn't too heartbroken. After a 2.5 hour nap at home he seemed a bit better and we went swimming for an hour, we had some near meltdowns but we were able to quickly distract him from it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fun in the Sun

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Taking the Kids to Lake Kohlemeier

Yesterday we took the kids to the pool and had a great time. Today we took them to the beach to change things up. Henry loved playing in the sand.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fun with Sista!

Henry sure loves his Sista! Especially when he gets to eat a popsicle she made. Although he was getting mad because his hands kept getting cold and then when I would reposition them he thought I was taking it away and would get even madder.

These two were being goof balls. Isabel had piled a bunch of blankets on the floor and then they were pretending to take naps together. Although, neither of them closed their eyes. They just looked at each other & giggled while Isabel kept telling him, "You're my little buddy."

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Well, Henry wanted in on the Spanish candies that came in the mail yesterday. So I figured the least choking hazard of them was the chocolate wafers. Can you tell that he enjoyed them?

Well, today he said "more" for the first time, but I don't believe that was his first word. His first word is going to be "mama", which he says more like "mah, mah, mah". It seemed like this weekend he was saying it to me specifically, but I wasn't really sure until today when we were eating spaghetti and he was frantically waving his arms yelling "muh! muh! muh!" at me.

Then I would look at him and sign "more" and he would calm & smile at me. And we kept repeating this every time his mouth was empty of spaghetti. The boy loves his spaghetti! But I can't blame him, it's my favorite too and lucky for him we usually eat spaghetti every week.

He didn't do this with other food. And when his plate was empty of spaghetti, he got this really sad look on his face and I signed/said "more" and then he gave me a confused look as he looked from the plate to my sign (since the plate was empty). Then I went & filled his plate with more spaghetti & sauce and while I was cutting it he started waving his arms and yelling "muh! muh! muh!" again and so the routine continued.

It was all very precious. Then later on he called "mah, mah, mah" to me a couple different times when he wanted me to pick him up.

He is working very hard on pulling himself up to standing. The side of the tub is the perfect height for him to pull up with, but just too slippery. And other surfaces are either too tall or too short so he still needs to work on a little muscle. He did pull himself up to standing from a sitting (on a seat) position today. So, it's coming along. I seriously think I will be telling you he is pulling himself up to standing by the weekend.

He is also working very hard on trying to get on all fours. We are starting to get more cries as he gets brave and tries to get that leg out from under him and falls on his face.

He does get around decent enough so far. He will scoot forward, around & backward in a sitting position. And if he finds himself on all fours he ends up pushing himself backwards; he hasn't quite figured out how to work his legs with that position yet. When he pushed himself backwards we usually hear crying in a few minutes because he will be further, not closer from his intended target and will be up against a wall.

He also figured out today that he can stand at the footstool in his room and push that and then walk his feet up to standing, then push it further out so he is leaning, then walk his feet up. He did this across the room today. The footstool has no wheels (like the walk behind toys) and it was on carpet, so he's not quite ready for me to bring up the walk behind toy just yet.

You should also see him swim. He loves to swim. He loves it if we toss a ball out and them we help him swim to it. He likes it best if I put both hands under his stomach so that he can use both his arms & legs in the water at the same time.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Who Needs Toys.....

When you have boxes.......

There weren't toys in the boxes, they were from ordering large quantities of diapers & wipes.

36 Weeks

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

8 Month Measurements

Weight: 23.5 pounds
Turns out the website was just down for a while and thankfully it is back up and I still have my data. I really liked using this program with Isabel and was hoping to continue to use it with Henry. In addition to these measurements, I also did his head measurement which is now 18.5 inches. He has a big noggin. Actually, his head is in the 94th percentile, so it's appropriate for the rest of his body. Although it seems like his headjust grew in thelast week because it's harder to his head through the neck hole.

Length: 30.5 inches

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July

Cute Camera Phone Pics from This Weekend

July 4th Weekend

35 Weeks

Well, he is in the same outfit as last week's weekly picture, but I suppose that is bound to happen when you are spending a lot of time in a swimsuit. Although, after I made the collage I noticed I used the same collage background.

Well, the past week Henry has been working on his da-da-da-das,which he says in a higher pitch. He has been babbling a lot. He also is working on gross motor skills and is working on trying to get on all fours and has been wanting to walk holding our hands a lot more.

Last week he was working on fine motor skills and using his pinchers.

He has also been working on his sense of humor. He thinks it is hilarious if he grabs your hair or glasses, which he knows he shouldn't. He might be a little troublemaker.