Sunday, October 25, 2009

Special Trip

Last week was my last full week to be home with Henry so we decided to try to make the best of it. We slept in, went shopping, visited Lee's office, and had lunch with friends. On Wednesday Amanda(Lee's sister), Summer, Mimi, Henry, and I took a special trip to Montgomery to see Memaw(Henry & Summer's great-grandmother). We had such a nice visit and the kids were great travelers! Aunt Icy and Uncle Danny had a delicious lunch for us and even Aunt Julie stopped by to see the babies. Henry is so fortunate to have so many people in his life that love him and look forward to see him. We are blessed...

Mimi and Summer

4 generations

Memaw & Summer

Memaw & Mr. Drooly

Monday, October 19, 2009


Here is a funny video of Henry eating baby food for the first time. Sweet potatoes...yum!
*be sure you have your sound up!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weddings, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes~ Oh my!!

This weekend was one busy weekend!!! It started Friday when I attended my beautiful friend's brides maids' luncheon. Then it was off to the rehearsal and dinner. Henry stayed with Mimi and B-Paw while Lee and I attended. It was lovely... a bit chilly but very nice! Saturday we slept in till about 9 (H got up at 6 but ate and went right back asleep-YaY!!!) and then Alisha came over to cut and fix my hair for the wedding. I had to be at the church at 2 to get ready for pictures so Lee and Henry hung out with each other until they met up with SueSue to attend the wedding at 6. He was so well-behaved during the wedding and hung in there like a champ during the reception. I was so honored to be a part of Rees and Lauren's big day and the wedding was just beautiful!!

Today (Sunday) We attended a yummy brunch to send off the new Mr. and Mrs. then headed to the farm to attend JPGA's 1st birthday party. It was a "wild wild west" themed party and we had a rootin' tootin' good time! Henry was in a great mood and saw all kinds of farm animals. To end the party we walked to the pumpkin patch and picked our very own pumpkins right off the vine!! We all had a great time!

To top the night off Henry had his first taste of baby food...sweet potatoes. I was going to start Monday but wanted to be sure Lee got to see Henry's first reaction to them. Hen LOVED them. I will post a hilarious video tomorrow but for right now I am headed to bed, we are exhausted from our eventful weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

better late than never

I finnally got around to taking Henry's 4 month pictures and uploaded them on my computer. He was in a great mood...

starvin' marvin

So apparently I have been starving my poor child! The afternoon we got home from the doctor I made Henry and 8oz bottle and he chugged it down! You would have thought the poor kid hadn't eaten for days (I BF him before our visit)! I don't see how I didn't pick up on this but any other time I supplemented and left 4 or 6oz he took it and was fine?? So from Thursday on I supplemented during the day and BF in the evenings and in the mornings. I immediately noticed a difference. He was a different child! I had notice about two weeks ago that he was sort of whinny and cranky at night but I chalked it up to him maybe teething or tired and didn't think another minute about it. By the end of the weekend I could tell he had gained weight and was as happy as a lark! We went to the doctor yesterday for our follow up and my chubby bunny had gained 2 pounds in a week!! (sounds like me-takes a month to loose a pound and only a week to gain 2 ha!) I felt terrible!! But his doctor was great and said it happens and I'm not a bad mom. He said everything else looked great with him and that I could start jar feeding him if we wanted. He suggested starting with veggies and trying a new one each week just to rule out any weird allergies. So I will be taking a trip to the store this weekend to pick up some big boy jar foods! I can hardly believe he's big enough for baby food. Anyone have any suggestions as to a specific kind or brand we should try??? So far we have been going the organic rout with the formula and cereals. Let me know your thoughts! And thank you to everyone who said prayers and cared enough to ask or think about him!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Well we just got back from Henry's 4 month doctor's visit and he has lost a pound! I was/am pretty worried as Dr. S said he should have gained at least another pound from last month. Henry hasn't been sick or spitting up and he's been eating just as he normally does but it's so hard to tell how much he is actually taking in while breast feeding. I do supplement from time to time while we are out or if he is with a sitter (pumping is not for me~I've tried and I get next to nothing!) So, Dr. S suggested to supplement a little more during the day and try to get 8oz in him per feeding, keep giving him the rice cereal, and nurse him in the evenings, nights, and mornings. So I am supposed to journal that for a week and bring him back to weigh in next Wednesday to see if that has helped. If not, he said he will do some blood work. He mentioned at the end of the visit that he wasn't overly concerned because he is still eating and acting normal and hasn't lost a significant amount. It could be due to Henry being so active this month (learning how to roll over and jump in his jumparoo) that he burned a lot of calories and to make sure we aren't restricting his diet. So....we gotta fatten this boy up and get some meat on his bones! Please say a prayer that this is all that it is and we will see a weight increase by next week. I will keep you all posted. thanks!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Where has the time gone?

Today my Love Bug is four months old! I'm so proud of him and excited about all of the new things he is learning but he is changing and growing up right before my eyes! Does anyone out there have a magic potion to make this slow down a little!? It's bittersweet. Henry is like a sponge soaking up everything that is around him. He is learning all kinds of new "tricks" daily it seems. At four months he ca now roll over front to back and back to front, push up on his arms when lying on his tummy, reach out to touch or grab at things, and he babbles and laughs. He also started eating cereal from a spoon. He loves rice cereal and oatmeal. His favorite toys are his "crunchy" books (they are cloth books that have some kind of plastic in them that make noise when you touch them), horse jumparoo, and rolling around on the floor. Of course he still loves his swing and bouncy seat.

We go Thursday to see how much he's grown and gained since last month. Henry is such a good baby. He's still a great sleeper and such cuddle bug! We are blessed to have such a happy, healthy boy!

I haven't made his 4-month onesie yet but it's on the agenda for this afternoon and will post pictures after out photoshoot. For now, here are some a few from here and there the past week or so.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Summer is here...

not the season of course but Summer Laurel, our new niece and Henry's new cousin. Summer is beautiful and has a head FULL of dark hair. She was born Thursday weighing in at 7.5lbs and 20 inches long. Amanda (Lee's sister) was such a trouper and we are so proud of her and Chris. I could not get over how tiny she was. It's crazy how fast they grow and change! All of the sudden Henry just seems so big to me! It's hard to believe we were there just a few months ago. Summer and Henry are four months apart (almost to the day) and I know that they will be the best of friends!! We can't wait for family vacations, play dates, and get-togethers!!

This shirt I had made for him for the big day. It said "my cousin rocks" I had one for her that said  "I heart my cousin"

first time meeting Summer
Hard to believe he was ever that little!