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Henry: Month #2

on November 22, 2013

Whoa, so much has happened this past month–its been pretty rough since we were all sick. But things are looking up! And Henry growing so much!


Size: At Henry’s 2 month check up yesterday he was 13 lbs 10 oz and 24 inches. He is in the 80th percentile for weight and 90th for height. Whoa! By comparison, George was 11 pounds 4 oz and 23.5 inches at his 2 month appt. I think we have two very different boys on our hands! It just amazes me how they are getting the same milk but metabolize it so differently.

Henry has moved in to 6 month clothes and size 2 diapers. He has the most adorable little rolls. Such a cutie.


Sleep: Getting better (she said optimistically while yawning)! Henry can get in a 4-5 hour stretch if all stars align, but is averaging 3 hours at a time. However, the BIG difference is that when he wakes up he just eats and goes back to sleep. We are struggling as much with alertness at night as we once were.

Because of his terrible cold and reflux issues he was sleeping in the swing a lot so he could be elevated (ugh–makes me nervous) but he is now back in the co-sleeper and sometimes next to me. He is doing much better laying on his back without an incline.


Eating: Henry still loves to nurse and we are still exclusively breastfeeding. The stash is going well and I’m on track to meet my goal before starting back to work part time on 12/2.

Temperament: Henry is sweet but high maintenance. He likes to be held and walked around and isn’t what I would call laid back. We are still using the paci and it works well. around 6 weeks he developed a pretty nasty cold and cough that were very, very stressful. He would get pretty bad coughing fits and was clearly uncomfortable. Now that I have the illness I know just why he was needing so much extra TLC. Poor baby. Its no fun!


Now that the illness is over he is much more relaxed. Thank goodness. We also have him on some zan.tac to help with reflux/heartburn issues and help him be more comfortable. It has helped and also resolved some of the gas issues. Between illness, gas and reflux…month #2 was a rough one.

Additionally, the baby acne is all cleared up and the cradle cap is almost gone!


Milestones: Henry is doing great with his milestones. He can follow objects with his eyes and makes wonderful eye contact. He even bats at objects which is very fun to watch. And of course–the holy grail–he is smiling a lot and even laughing sometimes. He loves to coo and talk to us, which is just so much fun. He is holding his head up pretty well when we hold him upright and can lift it a little off the mat.


Brothers: Still doing very well. George is very protective of Clay, but other than that has been pretty normal. Love my boys!



One response to “Henry: Month #2

  1. Chris says:

    What a sweetheart! I love the first picture with the trace of a smile! He looks a little like George in the 4th picture! Would love to hold him!

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