Thursday, March 31, 2011

Henry: 4 months

4 months

This post is a bit belated, as Henry turned 4 months old last week, on the 22nd! He didn't have his checkup until yesterday though, so I wanted to wait to publish this post until then. He is doing very well and his appointment was wonderful...our tough guy didn't even cry during his shot. ;) Henry currently weighs 14 pounds, 14 oz. (50th percentile) and is 26 inches long (70th percentile).  This month it seems like H. is really coming into his own- his personality shines through a little more everyday, and it's so amazing to watch him figure things out on his own. He's been love love loving his Sophie the Giraffe and is happiest when she's in his hands...or his mouth! He also has been liking his Glowworm at nap time.

little man

Henry.

<3

This month Henry:

rolls over, from back to front, and front to back
has taken to screaming and squealing
started teething
can fully move his head and hold it up
is starting to reach for things
can recognize people
knows his name (at least I think so)
smiles all the time
laughs a lot more often
drools constantly
loves putting his feet and hands into his mouth

smiley

happier baby!

Breastfeeding is going well as usual, and he is still sleeping with us in the cosleeper in our bed, but napping in his crib (or on me) during the day. He was sleeping through the night, 12 hours, but now he goes to sleep at 7pm and wakes up around 4 to eat, then sleeps a little more until 8 or so. Some nights recently have been more difficult, with him waking up every few hours, but the past couple of days have evened out and he's doing much better now that we are home and won't be traveling for some time.  We're probably going to move him fully into his crib at 6 months, and I think that transition is going to be a lot harder on me than him! We'll see.

So, yay for Henry and yay for 4 months! I am just starting to plan his first birthday party (crazy, I know) and I am REALLY excited about this little idea I've concocted. I think it's going to be amazing. And even more amazing? He's 1/3 of the way there. Bittersweet.

Here's to another wonderful month full of wet baby kisses and belly laughs. We love you so much Henry!

37 comments:

  1. That second picture is to die for! He's so handsome - Ev even thinks so. ;)

    What a champ for not crying during his shot - E. was not that tough.

    Way to grow, Henry. :) What a sweetheart.

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  2. he is SO adorable! happy 4 months.

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  3. I love those eye brows!

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  4. Happy 4 months baby Henry!

    wow, you're really getting a jump start on planning, kuddos!... my son's 1st bday is in a month and a half and i'm only beginning!

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  5. oh my GOSH i just want to eat him right up he's so precious!

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  6. Danielle he is so unbelievably precious! What a lucky mama you are.

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  7. I've started gathering ideas for Tana's birthday already, too. It's so exciting but also a little sad I think! Anyways,I found this great blog FULL of party inspiration! www.karaspartyideas.blogspot.com :)

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  8. Our baby sleep patterns sound similar.I really enjoyed when my little one would wake at 4:00 for a quick feeding then back to sleep till 8:00. Kept me from getting sleep deprived. She kept this schedual starting at 3 months. You are really lucky the way his schedual is working out :) My first two kiddos not so much..LOL He's perfect!

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  9. He's too cute! And I LOVE the bedding he's lying on.

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  10. He is such a little cutie!! Alyson loves to scream!!

    The Sweetest Life

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  11. he is seriously so darling and handsome!

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  12. That is one adorable little man you have there! So cute.

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  13. That is one adorable little man you have there! So cute.

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  14. He is such an angel!! Look at that smile!

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  15. What a BEAUTIFUL wee baby you have! Posts/Pictures like these are what start "Baby Fever" for those of us that haven't yet started our families.

    Ahhhh... Contagious! =)

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  16. he's so charming! i love his little smile :)

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  17. I really love this feature. It's as if I can enjoy the baby love through a few pictures and paragraphs! He's getting so big and grown up! Congrats on your sweet baby boy reaching 4 months! Yay for Henry =)


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  18. WOW. What an adorably sweet, happy baby boy! Congrats, so glad to hear he is doing well!

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  19. Aaah, cute! He looks so happy!

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  20. I cant get over that beautiful wee face <3

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  21. oh my goodness danielle! he is adorable. hooray for a good check up. i need some of his courage for when i get shots, haha.

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  22. Óunnn!!! You guys are so cute for doing that!
    And he's growing cuter and stronger everyday! Such a sweet baby.
    Congratulations, proud mama!

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  23. He's a beautiful baby! Is his daddy a tall guy?

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  24. Aww! Those pictures of him just make my heart melt. <3

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  25. yay henry! i love seeing how excited and animated his face has become over the past few months!

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  26. He looks so happy and healthy! I can't even imagine my little Aura will be 4 months soon, time is going by so fast!

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  27. Henry is so PRECIOUS!!! I can't believe he's four months already, I remember when you announced your pregnancy as if it was yesterday!

    Happy 4 months!

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  28. that second picture gets me every time! and that last picture... swoon!

    we definitely are super duper overdue for our meet up, but we need to do it soon while Henry is so small so I can hold him and see his little itty bitty baby toes!

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  29. Oo Welcome to the 4 month wakeful period! Dont worry it will pass! It lasted maybe a month a half and my Charlie was back to sleeping through the night :)

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  30. He seriously is the cutest little man ever! Happy 4 mnths!

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  31. Henry is a very handsome little guy! The sleeping might get worse for a while when he pushes those first teeth through his gums, but it sounds like he does really well. My Etta Mae is 10 months and still wakes up once or twice a night. :)

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  32. Oh goodness! What a cutie! We just celebrated our Noah's first birthday in January. It seems like he was just born. Wish they didn't have to grow up so fast.

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  33. Aww, he's so lovely! Glad to read he is doing so well. :)

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  34. My goodness, your little man is positively precious. You can see so much personality and character even from these photos alone!

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  35. Oh my god, Danielle... these photos are amazing! You are going to have such amazing captures to look back on as he grows! And you're right, you can totally see his personality developing just from looking at these photos! He looks so happy... congrats to you and Hank, you're doing a fabulous job! <333

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