Monday, January 3, 2011

Dear Henry,

little guy, big bed

Dear Henry,

You've been here for 6 weeks now, which seems impossible to fathom.  Where has the time gone?  My little tiny newborn baby boy has grown into a bigger baby boy, and while it's so sad that you'll never be that small again, it's also so exciting.  You sit up on my lap now and take everything in.  Your deep blue eyes are wide with wonder, and I can see the wheels in your mind turning as you look, look, look at everything in our little world.  Everyday is similar at this point. We wake up around nine in the morning and I feed you, we play on the floor for a bit, we cuddle on the couch, we read, I sing you songs, we dance.  You sleep, you eat, the cycle goes on throughout the day.  When your papa gets home from work I can see you light up, and recently you gave him a big, big smile for the first time when he walked through the door.  Our hearts melted. Everyday you change and grow and do something new.  Your personality is starting to emerge a little more and I can definitely see a bit of the person you are becoming.  I think you'll be like your Dad.  Funny, kind, quiet at times, so loving.  Loving most of all.  You still like to cuddle up like a little koala on our chests while you nap during the day, and it's my favorite thing to just lay like that all afternoon and let you sleep.  You now grasp our hands, and even grasp toys if we place them in your palm.  You are beginning to lift and turn your head towards noise, and you really are starting to recognize our voices.

You are such a joy Henry.  This Christmas was the best of my life, because of you.  Your Dad and I couldn't help but already daydream about next Christmas, imagining you sitting there amidst all the red and green, bows and tissue paper, sitting up and enjoying every moment of your second, but truly new to you holiday.  This year you sat on my lap as I explained everything that was going on. You had your own stocking, and your own pile of presents, and I told you about the wonderful gifts you received from so many generous people. Clothing and toys, art and stuffed animals.  You are so loved.

Time is whirling past us, and I keep trying to stop time, to freeze it just for a moment.  It's impossible though.  So I will keep taking photos, videos, trying to capture it all.  I imagine your big twenty-something self, looking back at these photos with me, laughing along with your little mama at your tiny self- the noises, the faces, the adorable way you'd scrunch up your nose when you yawned.  I will tell you stories, your Dad will recount the time you did this or that, we'll all smile and reminisce. And you, my big son all grown up, my once tiny little baby boy, will look over at me and smile.  And you will know how much you are loved, and how much you've always been loved.

Here's to you Henry, today and tomorrow.

I love you,
Mama

I'm big!

<3

32 comments:

  1. This is so adorable! He has grown a lot and I can't believe its been 6 weeks already. Lol I can't believe my little girl is going to be 4 months in a few days. Time really does fly when you have a little one to just watch grow.

    By the way, love your comforter and your headboard. :)

    The Sweetest Life

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  2. He will love these letters someday.

    http://bottleblack.blogpsot.com

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  3. oh danielle, this made me cry for real, so beautifully written!
    love/k

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  4. such a gorgeous post, its crazy how quick it goes when you have a little baby.
    it only seems like yersterday i had my daughter and now she is one!!
    He's adorable and gorwing up so well. It makes you think what did you ever do before theses little cuties came along :)

    Zoe

    http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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  5. I can't believe Henry is 6wks already! It feels like only last week I was reading your post saying you had him!
    Your 'dear henry' posts always make me get a little teary xo

    - Krystal

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  6. Such a gorgeous post :) It made me miss my parents so so much and I might just call them now to tell them I miss them. Thank you so much. Your little boy is adorable. Have a happy new year!
    xxx

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  7. WOW... he is SOOO long!! How long is he?? He looks longer than my little guy (9 weeks old) and my little guy is pretty long!!

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  8. What a sweet post! My fella is two and we just celebrated his third Christmas, and let me tell you, it just gets better every year!

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  9. Wait... didn't you JUST give birth?! Time seriously flies when enjoying life, no?

    I love these letters, I hope to do the same one day when I start a little family of my own :)

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  10. Love!

    I don't have kids but these posts totally remind me to call my parents and let them know I love them and that I know they love me - the same way you love Henry.

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  11. Incredibly adorable. Do you plan on eventually binding these letters for him?

    ps: loving that fabric, girl.

    <3rachel

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  12. little henry is growing so fast! He looks like he's reeeeally long! These are such lovely letters you write to him :)

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  14. you're such a great mama! he's going to be so thankful of you when he gets older and he can share these letters with you. I know it will mean the world to him >3

    sabrinarella.wordpress.com

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  15. 6 weeks already how fast the time went! congrats again he is so adorable and looks like he is growing like a weed!

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  16. I can't believe he is already 6 weeks! I feel like you had him last week. He is so precious, danielle!

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  17. I am so happy for you and he will love these someday- or embarrass him, but his wife will love them.

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  18. Oh my goodness, he's getting so big! What a sweetie :)
    I love your letters to him.

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  19. sooooooo cute! he is so big!! and so pretty!!

    allister bee blog

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  20. Adorable.
    Where did you get the duvet? I love it.

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  21. So sweet, oh and I adore your bedding!

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  22. Love your blog!!! I have a 6 mo old baby girl--

    I totally do the same thing- take tons of pics to capture the moment-- It's crazy how fast they grow- please jump over to my blog and check it out-

    PS- I have a tattoo and am hoping to get 1 more

    Kelly
    www.KellyAnnStudio.com

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  23. I CANNOT believe how big he is!

    I'm sitting in the hospital as my sister has her baby, so it's a perfect time to read a Dear Henry post! <3

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  24. This post is so gorgeous! Just like Henry. So sweet - glad that Henry found you and your husband, it was meant to be. xx

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  25. That totally made me cry!
    He is so adorable, and has such great parents. He is a very lucky little boy :)

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  26. i love your posts to henry! another sentiment you could do for him (not sure if you are, or not), but my parents took soooo many videos of me as a baby and as i grew up and for this last christmas my dad put them all on my computer for me. im so gratful they did that so i can look back on it. and they enjoy it just as much :) you guys should consider it! so you can watch him all little 19 years from now!

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  27. Just found your blog and it's just the cutest thing- and so is Henry! I had to comment on this b/c I have the same bedding from IKEA and I LOVE it! Hope you have a fabulous day!

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  28. exactly what a fantastic locate -- can not hold out to determine that which you 2 develop!

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