Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Remember when...

I was recently remembering how it took Henry about 7 months to laugh for the first time. I remember hearing other babies (that were way younger) giggle and squeal and I'd think, "Seriously, what is wrong with my baby? Is he that bored with me?" Okay, so I didn't really think anything was wrong with him, but I just wanted to hear MY baby giggle!

Anyways. Now Henry is a super smiley, flirty, giggle bug and I was just thinking about how much I treasure that. I love my silly baby!

Also, why are babies so obsessed with things that aren't toys? Like coasters? Speaking of coasters, I once had this one friend who made me some really cool coasters for my birthday... :)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

My week with Grandma

My mom and sister came for a visit last week and we just had so much fun with them here. Henry has lots of new clothes, thanks to the Nordstrom Sale and my mom's weakness with Gymboree. :) I would say it was b/c of his birthday, but I think we all know her shopping habits. Hey! I'm not complaining! Anyhow, we had a great time, especially Henry, who got LOTS of love and attention.

Right before our family birthday party in one new outfit

Constantly play, play, playing (or...putting things in mouth)

I love Grandma...and all her fun jewelry!

Missing Grandma...but remembering her by wearing another new outfit from Gymboree

We miss you, mom and Jaci! Thanks for a great trip!!!
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Some new things

Sharing with kitty...

Walking around (thanks Sadys!)...

Learning how to cope with overstimulation...

Whole milk! Mmm...
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

One Year Old

28 pounds!

31.5 inches!

Oh my!

Well, it's happened. Henry is no longer "off the charts." He has now been placed in the 95th percentile for both height and weight, which makes him very proportional. :) His head remains in the 75th. Some people think he has a huge head, but they're just not seeing past his cheeks.

I have more pictures to post from Henry's birthday parties and Grandma and Aunt Jaci's visit, but first...I must finish Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I mean, let's get our priorities straight. Kidding!

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Friday, July 20, 2007

One Year Ago...

One year ago, our lives changed forever. A tiny, beautiful creation was given to us and we will never be the same because of it. What joy! What love!

Happy Birthday Henry!

Please note: Major face swelling due to intense pushing. :)
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Monday, July 09, 2007

My baby

He's almost not my "baby" anymore and yet he always will be. It's amazing, the significance of turning ONE. How much he has learned, how much we have learned, how much he has grown (chuckle), how much love we feel with each new "good morning." He can be very serious or very silly (and let's be honest...he can scream with the best of them), but no matter what, he is the sweetest, purest, most incredible gift to Jim and me. There are 11 days until my baby's first year will be complete which means it has been 354 days since Jim hit every light on the way to the hospital at 4:00 am. :) 354 days since they laid this perfectly beautiful creation on my chest and said he was mine. I feel so undeserving of such a treasure but I THANK GOD that he gave us this precious boy to love. What a year it has been! Hallelujah!

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