Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bye Bye!

Henry has been waving byebye to me for about a week now but everytime I try to show someone else he doesn't do it and I look like a liar! Finally he's started doing it more and the other night when KK and Papaw were over here he did it for them and did it long enough for me to get it on video. He's so cute when he does it and he is so proud of himself.

I also forgot to post this last month on his crawling!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Baby's first Christmas

Henry's Christmas was really good, all things considered... Considering he had RSV, and ear infection AND broke out in what I think was hand foot mouth Christmas morning.

It all started when Henry had what I assumed was "the crud" around Thanksgiving because we all had it. Finally after about 2 weeks of him still not being able to shake it, I took him to the doctor. The doctor said Henry was well on his way to a double ear infection so he put him on an antibiotic to clear that up and help dry up his sinus issues. After a week of meds Henry seemed like he had actually gotten worse and had a terrible cough! So knowing it would be just our luck to be in the ER on Christmas Eve, I decided to take him back. Dr. S said he had an ear infection in his left ear and confirmed my fear that he likely had RSV. He took a chest x-ray and said his lungs looked good but to keep an eye on his cough and make sure it didn't get worse and he wasn't struggling breathe. He decided to change antibiotics and said to continue propping his bed and run the humidifier. By Christmas Eve Henry was still a little puny so we had to skip Henry's first Christmas Eve service at church. I was pretty bummed about that but we figured it was better to play it safe and not expose him to other small kids in case he was contagious. We went to Lee's mom's for dinner and stopped by our friend's house for a quick visit and went home to get ready for Santa! My mom spent the night with us and she and I stayed up late baking cookies together. I really enjoyed that. Christmas morning was pretty low key, we got up when out little alarm clock in Christmas pajamas called for us. He opened a few gifts and was ready to go back down for a nap after about an hour. My dad came over for breakfast and more presents. By the time Henry got up again I noticed he had a rash on his chin and hands. By mid morning it was all over his back and feet. I couldn't call anyone with it being Christmas day but I have seen it enough from working at the daycare to be pretty certain it was hand foot mouth, which is a fever virus followed by a skin rash. It's pretty contagious among infants so we opted not to go to Christmas dinner with Lee's family in fear of getting cousin Summer sick. Lee went and my mom hung out here with H and me. By afternoon Henry acted like he was feeling better but still had the rash. We all just laid around and watched Christmas movies in between naps. That evening, KK and Papaw stopped by and visited with us and we exchanged presents.

I absolutely hated that Henry was sick for his first Christmas but it also made me so very thankful that I have a healthy baby most of the time. I spent a lot of the time he was sick thinking about was how terrible it must be to have a child with a chronic or terminal illness. It broke my heart to see him feel so bad and look so pitiful but I knew he would be well in a matter of days. I can't imagine how it feels...I hope and pray I never have to know...

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas came early

Our family "festivities" began the weekend before Christmas. We all got together at Mimi and Bpaw's and exchanged presents and ate delicious lasagna and way too many sweets. Henry and his cousin Summer were showered with toys and clothes from their aunts, uncles and grandparents.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

half a year!? What!?

That's right! My little reindeer was 6 months old this month! I know, I am late in posting but school, the holiday and having a 6 month old really takes up my time these days. Did I mention I have a 6 month old?!?! That's half way to a year, this cannot be!!! I just found out I was pregnant a few months ago and just brought him home like yesterday, right?? Time is just flying by!!
Henry is such a joy to have in our lives. He is so easy going and happy most of the time. He is very loving and snuggly~I hope that never changes! He is busier than ever!! He can now officially crawl on all fours and has pulled up several times. Our life of plopping him down somewhere and walking away is over! I joke with Lee that when he crawls, I'm going to push him over, I'm just not ready for this! He is really doing well at sitting up by himself (when he sits still long enough too!) It was quite a challenge to get a decent Christmas card picture of him because he is constantly on the go....not to mention a total drool factory!

He babbles like crazy and still loves to bounce in his jumparoo..well actually he loves to bounce where ever he is! When he gets excited he kicks his little skinny legs like crazy! He is now 28.5 inches long and 16 lbs-still long and lean!

Hen loves to eat from a spoon! He gets so excited when we put him in his highchair because he knows what's coming. He now eats stage 1 and 2 organic baby foods (fruits and veggies). His favorites are peas, sweet potatoes, and carrots. He likes most fruits but is not a fan of bananas. He tried a new flavor-corn and butternut squash last week. He wasn't a huge fan of it at first but I assumed it was because it was a new flavor. About 30 minutes later he threw it ALL up so Im not sure if he was allergic to it or for whatever reason didn't agree with him but I've been afraid to offer it to him again. He acted fine before and after so I'm still not sure what to think. We've started doing a few signs with him, hoping he will pick up on baby sign language and start to communicate with us soon.

We are very excited about our first Christmas with Henry and as parents! I am SUPER excited about spending 2 weeks off of work to be home with my sweet man!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Last week, we took Henry to see Santa! I was so worried he was going to freak out and cry but he did great! He looked at him and checked out his beard and then looked right into the camera! Cousin Summer and her parents came along with us and Paw Paw and K-K couldn't miss out on all the fun! We got some great pictures and we were so proud of our little Christmas elves!! We celebrated by going to dinner afterwards. It was a great night with great company!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sooooo not ready for this...

This would be my crazy son tonight...

Six months old as of today and he's already PULLING UP! ! ! What gives?! He just started creeping/crawling a few days ago! I just can't take it! He is growing up too fast!

Tonight he went down as usual... I put him down still half awake and he usually hums/whines himself to sleep. Well, tonight I laid him down and walked out the room a few minutes later he was silent and then all the sudden another 5 minutes later he was making noise. So Lee went to check on him and he said, "Katie come in here quick!!" So of course I ran in there only to find my baby holding onto the rails on his knees, bobbing up and down so proud of himself! I told Lee to make sure he didn't stand and fall out while I ran for my camera. Needless to say we lowered the crib immediately. So many firsts in one month I just can't believe how fast he is growing!

on the MOVE...already!?!?

I knew this was coming I just didn't think it would be so soon! When Mike, Jamie, and Isaiah were here over Thanksgiving, Henry decided to show off and learn how to get up on all fours and rock back and forth. I guess he watched his cousin and learned a thing or two because by the end of the weekend he was doing the "inchworm" and trying to army crawl like his big cousin (who's only 20 days older but also on the go). Well almost a week later Henry is moving and a groovin! He's not too graceful but can get from one place to another and getting faster everyday! What am I going to do!?! At this rate, he's going to be crawling circles around the Christmas tree by the 25th!!

I'll try to post a video tomorrow, but for now here are a few pics of Henry scooting around...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Special Day

Sunday was a very special day for all of us. Henry was baptized. It was a beautiful day and Henry was in a great mood! He looked so beautiful handsome in his gown. He was so sweet when the bishop blessed him and melted my heart when he smiled and reached for the water. We were honored to ask Bethany and Wes to be his godparents. They are so special to us and they are (and will be) great Christian role models for Henry. My mom and Tim, Amanda and Summer, my dad, Jamie, Mike, and Isaiah, and Karen and Ray all came to witness the special occasion. We are so blessed and thankful to God that he has let us borrow one of his precious angels. He has brought such joy and happiness to our lives, more than we could have ever imagined!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

So Thankful!

This Thanksgiving (and everyday) we have so much to be thankful for!! We have a beautiful, smart, healthy baby boy that brightens our lives more than we could have ever imagined. We have a wonderful loving family, a roof over our heads, and we are all in good health. What more could we ask for!?
We had a great Thanksgiving! ALL of my family came into town! My brother Joe, his wife Kiersten and their 3 kids Caroline (5), Nicholas (4), and Molly (2) drove over from Georgia. My brother, Michael and his wife Jamie and their new bundle of joy, Isaiah (6 months) came all the way from Tacoma, Washington. And my dad drove from Colorado. Its was quite a large crowd but I loved every second of it. Growing up, all of our family functions and holidays were pretty small so I love it anytime we can all get together and enjoy each other's company. It was so fun to see all of the kids and it was a hoot to see Henry and Isaiah roll around on the floor together. I got lots of great pictures and will post some tonight. I've had a hard time finding time to blog lately! I have a feeling with Christmas coming it's only going to get busier!