My husband. I give him a hard time, but I am so thankful he came into my life. He is so generous and is the best dad ever. When people complain about their husbands lazing around when they get home from work, I usually keep my mouth shut because A is most likely on the floor playing with Henry or throwing in a load of laundry (all while watching baseball, football, etc). Would I love him just as much if he wasn't quite as productive...of course, but him being so involved in our everyday life makes him the best ever!
Back in high school. Poor guy didn't know what he was getting himself into. :)
College. Basically full of football, beer (for him), and pizza!
We're engaged! Cute pose, eh?
Now he's stuck with me (not sure where the heck my thumb is hiding).
How he used to vacuum and watch Henry simultaneously.
This year was Henry's first "real" Halloween. He was only 3 weeks old his first Halloween and was pretty much clueless about what was happening during his second Halloween. He was a very cute little elephant though!
This year was a totally different story! We started out about a month ago by letting him pick out his costume. He decided he wanted to be a baseball player (A was watching a ton of baseball at the time). Ok so easy enough and he loved it the first couple of times he wore it to pre-Halloween events.
The night before Halloween Henry randomly decided he wanted to be a pumpkin. Luckily, we bought a pumpkin costume last year that he never wore. Here is his official trick or treating outfit. He makes an adorable pumpkin if you ask me and he only got called a girl twice :)
Henry had a ton of fun TOTing and even got the hang of saying TOT and thank you. He's definitely sad it's over, but he's enjoying a piece of candy or two each day. Only 363 days until next year! More than likely you'll see a cute little girl named Eleanor dressed in her big brother pumpkin outfit.
Let's start with the obvious. My little boy. I honestly don't know how it's possible to love a person so much, but it is. The love I have for him is totally different than the love I have for A or anyone else. I seriously think my heart is going to burst from loving him so much...even when he throws a huge tantrum in the middle of Target like he did today :)
Well, well, well, I haven't updated this for about 18 months. The last 18 months have been full of happiness, struggles with a (very) late diagnosis of PPA, and deciding we were ready for number two.
My big boy has gone from a chunky little baby to a toddler in the last year and a half. Surprisingly, he has only gained about 9lbs from my last update at 7 months, but has grown a good 8-10 inches (we'll know for sure after his two year appointment next week). Not to worry though, he still has some sweet baby cheeks. Here is a picture of my big boy from his 2nd birthday party.
This little lady here is Miss Eleanor (maybe Ella, Ellie, Nora, IDK yet) Grace. I am currently 22 weeks pregnant and am feeling good despite some sciatic nerve pain and continuing morning sickness.
I'm hoping to keep up with this from now on. I've found it to be an invaluable resource while catching up on Henry's baby book and will probably need it again for Eleanor's. ;)
Happy 7 months! You are now more than halfway to a year.
You weigh 21lb 6oz and are 27.5 inches long. You still look like you are thinning out, but it could just be you are holding your body up better.
You are still rolling all over the place, but aren't crawling yet. When we try to get you to crawl you flail your arms and cry. You'll do it when you're ready though. You are sitting up straight now without falling over. I can sit you on the floor with toys or books and you'll play for an hour if I let you. You've also mastered getting from a sitting position to your belly this month.
Your new favorite activity is standing. You can't pull yourself up yet, but if we put you near something you can hold onto, you will stand forever. At the end of this month you also started taking steps while holding our hands. You will walk across the room and look so proud of yourself. One other thing you keep trying to do is sit up while you're on your back. You are nowhere close, but one day you'll get it.
You are still eating mostly purees, but I am thickening them up with cereal. We tried a jar of stage 3 food and you loved the chunks. I think once we are finished with the purees I've made we will move to finger foods. You are still nursing 6 times a day, but I think we may drop down to 5 times soon.
Just as we thought we had your sleep schedule figured out, you cut two teeth. For the last week you have been taking a lot of naps with me because you like the extra cuddles while your mouth is hurting. We also sleep together after you wake up to eat in the morning. I am definitely enjoying the extra 2-3 hours of sleep!
Dad and I both got new cars this month and your convertible seat won't get tight in mine for some reason. You're back in your infant seat for now and don't seem to mind. Your convertible seat is in dad's car and we will get a new seat for mine whenever we feel like you need to be in a convertible seat full time.
You are still wearing 6-12 and 12-18 month onesies, 12-18 month rompers, 6 month T's, and 6-9 month pants. I think this is the first month you haven't gone up a clothing size.
I got a new camera this month and am so happy I am able to get some quality pictures of you. I am definitely not a pro, but I can tell a difference. Here are my favorites: