Monday, December 13, 2010

Henry: Week 3

This week was a lot of fun!  Our pediatrician was out sick, so Henry's 2-week appointment was rescheduled for today, which I'm looking forward to.  Have I mentioned how much we love our doctor?  Because we do.  She's such a wonderful person and I'm so happy that we were referred to her.  I really like her attitude, and the fact that she has stressed that she is here to support us- she even called the three of us "Team Henry." haha.  You have got to love that.

After having some sleep troubles during week two, Henry has been doing a lot better sleeping in about 3-hour blocks like he was during week one.  Some nights are better than others, but for the most part he's been pretty consistent with being able to get back to sleep after he eats without crying.  So he basically wakes up, I change him, feed him, burp him, and put him back down.  During week two there were some nights where I got about two hours of sleep due to him not being able to fall back asleep at all so I'm glad things have turned around a bit, although I know that things can and will change as time goes on both for better and worse depending on the night! This week Henry also lost his belly button stub (on December 8th to be exact!).  I have to admit I was oddly emotional and sad about it, because I kept thinking about how that was our connection when he was in the womb...and when it fell off it was kind of the end of that, symbolically.  Overly emotional, I know...but it was a little sad for me. Another first was our first official outing with Henry- we went to Hugo's and picked up dinner, and also went food shopping.  It was a little nerve-wracking to take him out and about, but I'm glad we did and I'm starting to feel more comfortable with it.

Yesterday the little guy also had his first photo shoot with the wonderful Christopher Marchetti in downtown Prescott.  He's the BEST and I can't wait to see our photos when we get our disc on Tuesday.  Our main objective was to get some shots of Henry that we could use for our birth announcements and to also document his tiny, sweet self.  He shot some with Hank and I in them too, and I'm curious to see how they turned out.  I'm looking forward to doing a shoot with H. every 6 months or so- I think seeing his growth in this way will be great.

Other than that, not too much else has been going on.  Henry is getting bigger everyday and we are already noticing so many little changes.  Now when he's sleeping on our chest during the day he grasps at us more and almost holds on as he sleeps.  He also seems to recognize our voices a lot more.  He's still a champ at breastfeeding, even though we introduced a pacifier during the night if he gets fussy.  Henry actually doesn't even like the pacifier that much and will only take it every once and awhile.  I was nervous about introducing it, but I am glad that we did because I feel like it gives him an occasional way to self-soothe when he needs it.

It's wild to me that he will be one month old in a week.  Thinking that I gave birth three weeks ago is a little crazy too- I feel like I've already forgotten so many details and even a bit of the pain if that's even possible.  I'm just glad I wrote out my birth story when I did!  And speaking of birth and the first few weeks- I am just finalizing a "must have" post for all my mama-to-be friends, and I'll be publishing that within the next couple of days!

I hope all of you have a wonderful Monday. 

Happy 3 weeks, sweet Henry!  I love you.

not stoked.
not stoked.

I adore this photo.
father and son

reindeer butt!
reindeer butt!

tiny fingers
little hand

Friday night
Friday night

at our photoshoot yesterday
at Henry's newborn shoot

Henry's first Hugo's trip! Hank, Henry, Eric and Tino.  We have to go in this week and have Manuel meet him too.
first trip to Hugo's

27 comments:

  1. Oh, what gorgeous photos! I especially like the one with him and dad looking at each other! So cute!

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  2. the photos of him and hank are too cute!

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  3. Wow, time is flying! Three weeks already! (And that picture of him and Hank is so heart-warming). Can't wait to see the shots from the photo shoot!

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  4. Aww 3 weeks-- already? Time sure flies after a baby. Congrats on this milestone!

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  5. O what a cutie pie.
    In England we have family specialists called Health visitors who take over from the midwives and visit families to check they are okay. That is what I am hoping to do after I qualify as a nurse.
    xx

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  6. So sweet , it really does fly past doesnt it! :)

    Zoe

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  7. its so great that you are feeling so good already! he is gorgeous and i love seeing all his updates!

    hayley
    http://www.theweekendfile.blogspot.com

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  8. Such an amazing little family! So adorable. At first Alyson was in love with her pacifier, now she learned to take it out of her mouth and she does that and will replace it with her hand. So hopefully when we take it from her for good, it won't be too hard.

    The Sweetest Life

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  9. Aww...the sweetest photos! I love your Henry updates. Glad to hear all is well:)

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  10. Soooo sweet! And I love the lil reindeer butt shot! xo

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  11. Wow, time flies! Thank you again for sharing tidbits of this part of your life :) It's really exciting to see this lil man grow week by week.
    - Deb

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  12. So sweet! My son is two and it feels like he was that small yesterday! Enjoy this time with your cute little family!

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  13. Beautiful post, Danielle :) you are a wonderful mother, Hank and Henry are so lucky to have you!
    Love and Turtledoves,
    Jaco

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  14. I just took Ever out the other day at a week old and it was nerve racking, even though she's our fourth, they are so tiny and vulnerable!

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  15. Such a wonderful post! He looks so cute! I love this one with his daddy! its so adorable!

    Marja <3

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  16. I bet you are looking forward to your first Christmas with baby Henry. Are you just super excited?

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  17. Ah, Danielle. I've been dying to see how Henry is doing. Reading up on him was one of the very first things I did when I got my new laptop today. So glad everything is going so well. xoxox
    The pic of H &H with the xmas tree in the back is love.

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  18. What gorgeous photos! I especially love the one of Henry & his daddy with the Christmas tree in the background!

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  19. do you guys have a dslr? you should get one if you don't know that you have a wee one to document.

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  20. So sweet! I've only been reading your blog since just after you became pregnant, and I just clicked through your "Notable Posts" (slow work day...) The "Our Engagement" and "Our Story" posts almost made me cry at work :-D

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  21. baby henry is so sweet! his little fingers are adorable!

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  22. Oh my goodness, he's so adorable, he has the tiniest little hands!

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  23. How sweet! I find it so funny what you wrote in the first paragraph. My little girl had her 18 month checkup today and we had been rescheduled because her doctor was out of the office unexpectedly for the last one. And we love our doctor! Hee hee!

    xx

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  24. those photos are so beautiful! "team henry" is so sweet! :D

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  25. he's so sweet! i can't wait to see the pictures from your photoshoot. :)

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  26. he is beautiful. and that friday night photo looks pretty much perfect :)

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