We didnt get H much for Christmas but he LOVED what we did get him! He was more interested in the crunchy paper than the presents though, once he had them open. A huge thank you to everyone that sent gifts along for our little man, we greatly appreciate it. Please excuse our hair-dos, lets just say we havent been sleeping much lately, though that's a blog post for another day.
Im back logged with photos so some of these over the next few days are a little older but they are cute, so worth viewing still!
These are the rest of the photos from our walk with the dogs the other day...
GQ models already! Is it conceited to think my baby is the cutest baby in the world!? Honestly, do I look like my 30th is round the corner! I look about 12! 15 if you push your luck. Mind you, I bought alcohol at the grocery store the other day and no body asked me for ID. So I guess not eh!
Today I took Henry to the pool on campus because I thought he would love it, since he loves water and splashing around and what not. No. Silly Mummy. Getting myself and him changed was no big deal. His new swim nappies are a little big for him but it was the correct weight category so there is not much I can do about that, he is just long and skinny. He was holding on to my swimming costume for dear life as we walked into the pool area. He stared intently at everyone playing as we waited for Danny. The pool was absolutely freakin' freezin'! Even for me, with more fat than my little man. We played for about 15 minutes I think, I even managed to get a chuckle or two out of him, though it was like squeezing blood from a stone. I was especially grateful Danny was there to help because dealing with wrapping the baby up and keeping him warm when you are soaking wet yourself and have to carry the bag to the changing room, was a little bit tough. The worst thing was that once I had him all dressed and cozy warm again, he wanted to be cuddled but I was still wet. So he screamed from the floor as I got changed as quickly as I could and handed him to Danny in the foyer for me to gather all my stuff up. He fell asleep on the way home and is still asleep now, more than an hour later. I did start to worry about hypothermia as he slept but then realised I was being ridiculous, it wasnt that cold.
So now Im not sure how I feel about the baby swimming lessons that we were going to start in February. hmmmm.
Henry's biological clock is absolutely amazing. Whether it is in the morning, afternoon or night time, right when I am half way through my (usually well-earned) cup of tea, he will wake up. So Im wising up! He JUST went down for a nap and Ive got the kettle on! That should ensure that I can sit down and drink it all before he next wakes up.
A little more information than you need... but babies who eat just a teaspoon of solids (vegetable and fruit mush) a day have much much stinker and more disgusting poos! Last night the poor little chap had one at 330am for me to change. Neither of us were happy campers.
Danny fed Henry his first solid 'meal' last night, if you can call it that. He had a tablespoon of pumpkin puree mixed with breastmilk. Danny said he did really well, eating it all and not spitting any of it back up. Thankfully Danny changed his nappy this morning! Fiber works quickly on little bodies!
I have been trying with the sippy cup lately and to no avail. On a whim today, I tried the Medela bottle that comes with the pump and hey presto! With almost no argument, H lugged down one whole ounce of milk from a bottle! In case of emergency in the future, or just because I am going back to work (boo hoo) in January, at least I know he can take a bottle.
We had a fantastic time with our good friends The Vinsons this weekend in Smyrna, TN. The drive up seemed to take forever since we had to stop half way to feed Henry and let him out of the car seat for an hour or so, but all in all it wasnt so bad. H slept most of the way just waking up to eat in Jackson. He was rather good, which is always a treat. Talking of treats, Summer and I got to go out, into the real wide world Saturday when our lovely men-folk had the boys. We spent lots of our husbands hard earned cash on baby clothes and realised at the end of our outing that we had been to three baby stores and Whole Foods. Whilst Whole Foods is always a treat, and baby clothes are cute, that is pretty sad. But we had a great time, so who cares!
In fact, we bought Henry and Jay the same outfit, in different sizes of course! And you just know that we will be getting yelled at in twenty years when these pictures of our little twinkies re-surface! And let me preface by saying again that no, Henry is not a giant baby, Jay was born 5 days after Henry at just 2 lbs 7 oz, 13 weeks before his due date. He is now a healthy looking 8lb or so young man that has a wonderful personality!