Monday, January 24, 2011

Henry Boy – An Update

My sweet boy visited the pediatrician a few days ago and is big and healthy. Well, except for his first cold, but I’ll get to that later. He weighed 18 pounds, 13 ounces at his visit. I STILL haven’t been able to get a photo of his little tooth but I know he’s working on another one. His face has the “spit slobber rash” and he is clinging to Mama for dear life, both day and night. Generally happy, but not sleeping like himself for the past two weeks. Here are some tidbits.

-His favorite activities are crawling around and climbing on furniture and people.

DSC06326 DSC06330 DSC06323 (Yes, those are Zelpha booties on Barry.)


-We bathe him exclusively in the shower with one of us…..and he LOVES it.

DSC06333  -He got his first cold about two weeks ago. Avery got her first cold around 6 months too. It was nothing big really…just congestion. Then one evening about an hour after I put him to sleep he woke up barking like a seal and not breathing well. Even at rest, his breathing was labored and slow so I took him to the ER. They diagnosed him with croup and he got a breathing treatment and dose of steroids. It was a good ER experience and I’m glad I went. When he started biting on the breathing tube and trying to pull his oxygen monitor off his toe, they decided he was well enough to go home. He has been fine ever since.


-He loves to help Big Sister with her crafts. And then she gets mad because he gets rough.



-His first snow day! (Don’t laugh. We have to take photos in the snow we get.)



-Eating his first solids! Avocado. We’ve only fed him a couple of times because of the snot and coughing. I didn’t want to overload him while he’s sick. With Avery, we were chomping at the bit to start “real” food and with Henry I’m dragging my feet. It is so much work to do more than nurse him!  


Henry Boy, you are such a joy!

Avery at the same age. Still different! What do you think?

Pretty Blue Eyes



Sarah Richmond said...

He is such a CUTIE! I agree, he still looks a lot different than Avery but they do share the same beautiful blue eyes!

Mommypotamus said...

I LOVE these photos!! And that dimple . . . how do you stand it??? But my favorite part by far is that he's such a boy through and through. I'm just now discovering the joy of what that means, but it is so amazing.

Today Katie was practically mauling Micah as she tried to kiss/dance with/hold him all at once and he loved every minute of it! The rougher she is the more he laughs. Boy!