Henry + His {Lady} Friend, Miss Lizzie

Henry has a pint-sized friend named Lizzie.  We’ve been having playdates together since Hen was just a few months old.  The smile(s) on their cute, sweet faces when they see each other just melts my heart.

We visited the “Super Bowl City” in downtown SF last weekend and hung out at the Ferry Building.  Even though both babies were in their carriers, they could not keep their hands off of each other. Literally…

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hand holding

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high fives

 

We will be headed to Tahoe together in two weeks where the two will be inseparable, I’m sure.

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Cool Glasses, Bro

sunglasses

Hen’s new discovery is a pair of sunglasses. While he’s trying really hard to put them on his face, they end up on his neck.  I am keeping a close eye on him because I keep imagining him poking his eye out with the little sunglass arm that he likes to fold. unfold. fold. unfold. (x100).

Maybe it is time to explore getting him some Babiators.

I Like Good Books + I Can Not Lie

bookworm

Henry is a big bookworm!  He is always going straight for the books and leafing through them to look at the pictures. He sometimes babbles while evaluating each page, which makes it seem like he is reading.

It is beyond adorable.

We’ve started going to the library each week to stock up on more books to keep him interested.

One observation I’ve made is that the books he grabs from his room are the ones I read to him at night when he was a few months old.

Let me be honest, reading to a newborn/infant seems pointless when you are doing it because they just kind of lay there while you listen to your own voice and you feel absolutely ridiculous. BUT, I did it anyway and am now reaping the benefits – yes, several months later.

Grab the books. Get cozy. And read. read. read.

 

The Nine Month Check-Up

Our little turkey is growing up! It’s hard to believe, but he just went to his nine (9) month check up.

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His stats are as follows:

Weight: 19 lbs 4 oz (36.58%, Source: WHO)

Height: 29.21″ (73.39%, Source: WHO)

Head Size: 18.82″ (97.82%, Source: WHO)

While his big head circumference is off the charts, he is a little small fry! I’m always shocked when people say, “He’s only nine months? He’s so big!!”  I want to scream, “No, he isn’t. He’s in the 36% percentile, lady!” For some reason, people calling him a big baby really IRKS me.  If you’re going to comment on his size, the best response would be to say, “He’s the perfect size.”

What’s new with his milestones?  There are so many!

For one, he is standing on his own.  He’s been hanging on to things with just his fingertips on one hand for a few weeks now, but, as of Halloween Day, he can now stand on his own without holding on to anything.

We were at a party when it happened and 25+ people witnessed it.  How cool!

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He is just SO amazing.

I seriously say this to myself at least 96x a day. Really, I do! Every single day is something new with him.

…new sounds/words

…new milestones reached

…new facial expressions

…new foods consumed

…new adventures explored

new. new. new.

The funniest new thing he’s doing is squeezing himself into {incredibly} tight spaces.

…like in between a sliding glass door and a high chair.

I mean…

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What did he think would happen?  Where did he intend to go?  Why on Earth would he even try this?

I have no idea, but he is adorable while he does it!

An Abundance of Henry(s)

My sister in law’s best friend was visiting SF from Portland so it was a must that we got our Henry(s) together. Her Henry, Henry Sal, was born six weeks after my Henry, Henry Hayes!

The two were too cute together! Hen and I met them at the Fairmont Hotel in Ghirardelli Square and had a glass for wine while the Henrys got to know each other.

Most would think that 7 and 8 month old babes won’t play together but these two were touching each other’s faces, sharing toys, and smiling and squawking at each other. It was so fun to see!

bed head. don’t care. 

  

TGIF. 

This has been a LOOONNGG week. I have been missing Henry like crazy while I work, and he spends the day with the nanny.  

Even though he is a busy body and requires a ton of energy that leaves me exhausted by the time the sun sets, I live for those moments.  I try to soak up every moment. Every interaction. Every facial expression. Every squeak.  Eye rub. Yawn. Alligator tear.  

I find myself staring at him wondering how my body created something so perfect.  So sweet.  So loving.