Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Henry: 3 months

3 months

3 months?! 1/4 of a year? Whoa, Henry. Slow down there. I am in total disbelief that it's been an entire 12 weeks since this little-big baby was in my belly, and I was only daydreaming of what these days would be like. Now that I'm smack dab in the middle of "these days," nothing in my wildest imagination could have prepared me for the amount my heart would grow in such a short time. To be a mother is an indescribable thing. This love I have for my son, the way I want to protect him, guide him, nurture him, it's amazing. I feel like he makes me a better person, and if this is how great it is at just 3 months, I can only imagine how much more this love with grow over our lifetime.

Our darling boy has been growing and growing, and something changes everyday- there's truly always something new. Hank and I were just remarking about how remarkable the speed of growth is. One day he wasn't able to reach up and grasp his toys, and now he is. One day it took a lot to get a smile out of him, now it's all he does. It's truly amazing.

This month Henry:
  • is still breastfeeding. Hoping to go a year. 
  • is a LOT more vocal. He's making some sort of noise all of the time- lots of vowel sounds and squeals.
  • can reach above his head and grasp at the toys hanging from his playmat
  • can hold objects in his hand and will try and move them to his mouth
  • has become a thumb sucker and soothes himself this way. The sucking noise is so loud at night sometimes it makes me laugh.
  • is all smiles, all the time
  • first sort of real laugh (on Super Bowl Sunday while lying on our bed) but only does it once and awhile- I think the real thing is coming soon!
  • loves his Sophie Giraffe. If he's crying all I have to do is squeeze it and he stops what he's doing and smiles and smiles.
  • is liking tummy time more- can hold his head up, but still doesn't push all the way up on his arms- he can do a little mini one though.
  • has a lot more head control 
  • is starting to like sitting in his Bumbo.
  • has been drooling like crazy
  • has been trying to put things in his mouth- the head cushion on his swing, toys, etc.
  • went on his first hike
  • went downtown to the square for the first time
3 months

3 months
3 months

3 months

Our typical day is as follows:

6 or 6:30am- wake up and eats, goes back to sleep for a short while
8am-wakes up for the day
8-8:30 or 9am- lays in bed with mama and cuddles, listens to music
9am- plays on mat in the living while I make myself breakfast, then I go sit next to him on the floor and eat
10am- Henry eats again.
10:30am- nap time, usually sleeps for about 2 hours and during this time I'll blog, eat lunch, etc.
12:30ish- wakes up, we change it up over the next few hours- play on the floor, use the swing, read in the glider, dance around to music, go on a walk
4pm- eats again
4:30ish- takes another nap until about 6 or 6:30
6:30- wakes up, plays, hangs out with his papa
8:30pm- start winding him down for bed, bathtime if needed, quiet playtime
9:00 on the dot- feed him
9:30pm- asleep for the night...and start all over again!

We're really lucky because he's been sleeping through the night for quite awhile now. At first I got a little nervous about not feeding him during that time, but my milk kind of adjusted itself and I've had no problems. He still eats like a champ and feeling rested is definitely something I'm thanking my lucky stars about.  I've heard from a lot of people that he's an "easy baby," and I've also heard that the next one is always the opposite! ha! So we shall see. Not that we are into having another baby any time soon for goodness sakes...don't get any ideas MOM. ;)

So, happy 3 months Henry! You are amazing and we love you so.

3 month collage


  1. he's so precious!! he'll be going to college before you know it! :) love the shirtless photos, he is a studmuffin

  2. henry is sooooo cute! and that is so great that he is sleeping through the night. hearing positive stories gives me hope that the first year isn't all zombie.

  3. He just gets more and more adorable!

  4. eek i know...it goes by so unbelievably fast. Brigsby is 9 weeks today...I made him dress like cupid for his photoshoot ;)

  5. mmmmMMMmmmmm....he's getting so so big! and cuter than anything!

  6. he is beautiful and big!!!
    wow and you got him to sleep long stretches through the night, my guy is almost 10 weeks and is almost about to sleep through the night :-)

    We take daily pics of him for a 365 blog, I can't believe as of today he fits in his three month onsies :-)


  7. when do you shower? I have 2 kids and this is still sometimes a predicament for me.

  8. Henry is so adorable! Such a sweet little boy! <3

  9. aaaawww, sweet babe! his smile is seriously the sweetest. happy 3 three months, little h!

    p.s. so, my friend's sister-in-law is in a little musical duo, and they just came out with a new song titled... wait for it... "oh henry". it made me smile. ;)


  10. Awww! He is so cute! ♥♥ I can't believe he is already 3 months. WOW! He is just adorable. ♥


  11. Thank you SO much everyone! Henry is blushing! ;)

    @anonymous: I shower during his nap times- I'll put him in a his swing or chair and move it into the bathroom! It works really well.

  12. Happy 3 months big boy. My Jack turns 5 months tomorrow.www.applejacksmommy.com Oh and I was just in AZ and thought about you guys!!!

  13. He is so cute Danielle! You can really start to see his little features popping through and they are darling!

  14. Oh my goodness Danielle, this blog post is just the sweetest. I can't believe it has been three months either! Henry is so adorable, and I just loved reading about your every day routine!

    PS He looks like Hank so much in the 3 month pictures!

  15. Oh man, he is just so cute! He looks like a real mix of you and Hank. :)

  16. I swear that baby is adorable personified, you're a lucky momma!

  17. get ready for the three month growth spurt! :-D

  18. holy cow, he is SO handsome! i feel like hes an exact 50 50 mix of you and your husband! sounds like you have lovely days with your little man. are you serious he sleeps from 930-6-630 without waking once?? thats incredible!! anyway, happy 3 mo Henry! keep on growin big and strong!

  19. happy three months little henry! i love the photo collage...he really is a gorgeous baby danielle. and you ARE super lucky in the sleep department, i don't think henry started sleeping that much until he was much older!

  20. Wasn't he born 22 november?:) So he is three month the 22.feb and not the 15.feb:)

  21. It's her kid, pretty sure she knows how old he is...besides, she said 12 weeks.

    Happy 12 week bday Henry :)

  22. Aww he is just too cute! Happy three months! And yes, time FLIES. I'm still in shock that my baby is seven months already ;)

  23. Henry is so adorable!! I can't believe he's already three months, I've been reading your blog since you were pregnant with him and it seems like that was just yesterday!

  24. I'm starting to hear more and more that the second baby is a lot harder than the first. But Henry does sound like a really great baby. I can only hope my baby sleeps through the night at 3 months.
    Ps.. he is a gorgeous boy!

  25. He is so precious. I love how much you love him. So great to read. :]

  26. this is AMAZING
    i love this post i really do
    i am hoping to have a baby in the near future and reading things like this makes me smile so much because it reaffirms to me that it is exactly what i want from life. thank you for sharing :)


  27. aww what a handsome little guy :)

  28. Hi Danielle,
    I've been reading your blog since the end of your pregnancy and really enjoy all of your posts, you are a great writer!- I have a 7 week old, and I'm curious if you've done any sleep training or you think you just got a good sleeper? I've been using babywise and it seems to work well for us, just wondering what your secret is :) I'm thinking my babys been a good sleeper in part bc of babywise and in part bc of just nature- he's a "good baby"...

  29. That sounds almost exactly like our days! It's such a beautiful time, and you sound like you're revelling in it and taking time to enjoy your beautiful little man.

    I'm sure that you've clocked this by now but, the chewing, the drooling, etc, sounds like early signs of teething to me. Just wanted to give you a heads up that you can get homeopathic teething drops made with Chamomilla, Belladonna and Aconite, which have really seemed to help my little man. You can take them and he will get the benefit from your milk. Good luck!