One Magnificent Month.

5 Oct

Henry 357

We never knew 31 days could be so sweet.

Last week we celebrated Henry’s 1-month birthday.

And if you’re wondering what that consisted of-it started out with a lovely trip to the pediatrician where Henry once again, passed his baby tests with flying colors.

Henry 312A little smirk while we were in the waiting room at the Doctor.

The “quick stats” are as follows:

Weight…9 lbs. 5 oz.    50th percentile.

Height…22 inches.  75th percentile.

Head…little.  25th percentile.  (I can’t remember the exact measurements of his head…but it’s still pretty tiny.)

We spent the evening having Henry’s very first photo shoot.  Thanks to my sweetestest southern friend, Rachel-Henry looked adorable in his first of 12 onesies to help commemorate each month of the first year of his life.  Here are a few of our favorite shots…

Henry 194Holy Cow! I’m one month old!

Henry 374Verdict is still out on if he actually likes his monkeys.

Henry 380Hank LOVES his pacifier.

Henry 388Can’t get enough of those baby blues and yummy toes.

Henry 395We’re going to take pictures of Henry next to his monkey every month to see how much he’s grown.

Henry 400He looks like he’s up to no good…OR…relieving himself of a little gas.

And then things went a little south

Henry 200So pathetic and sweet at the same time.

Henry 197Apparently he did NOT want any smooches from his monkey pal.

And just ’cause we have to end on a goodie…

Henry 364Just delicious.

And a few things that stick out in my mind about Henry’s first month…

*He hardly cries.  When he does it’s simply to tell us that he’s hungry, sleepy, or would appreciate a new diaper.  I know I’m partial-but every time we take him somewhere, or have people over-he’s always on his best behavior…letting people cuddle with him and hold him.  He’s a charmer.

*He LOVES his hands.  If he doesn’t have his paci, he is usually sucking on his thumb or fingers.  He’s been that way since he came out of the womb.   When he wakes up in the morning, he doesn’t cry-he just lays in his crib, sucking away, staring up at his monkeys.

*Henry eats about every 2-3 hours.  Nursing is going very well.  He only takes a bottle if Daddy is feeding him and Mommy has plenty of pumped milk for these occasions.

*He almost always has his legs and feet crossed.  It’s too cute.

*He loves his car seat.   He’s very cozy in it, and as soon as we put him in the car and start driving, he almost always falls asleep.

*He burps and farts with the best of the boys.

*He loves watching football with his Daddy.

*Most of his facial expressions are very serious.  He furrows his eyebrows all the time, and is extremely alert and wide-eyed when he’s awake.

*Sometime during the first couple weeks of his life, he acquired the nickname “Buggy.”  Daddy Perks and I have no idea how it came about, but that’s what we call him most of the time-so if I refer to him as Buggy, know that I am in fact talking about my son.

*Henry loves his bouncy seat, swing, and play mat.  He also loves being on his tummy.  He can already hold his head up all by himself, and pretty much has since the day he was born.

*He loves to snuggle with Mommy and Daddy.  He takes naps on our chests and can stay that way for hours.

*Henry is a GREAT sleeper.  For the first few weeks of his life, he would get up once during the middle of the night to eat.  Now he is sleeping through the night consistently.  Once he goes down for the night, he sleeps for 7-8 hours straight.  (We know how lucky we are.)

Happy 1 month Buggy!

6 Responses to “One Magnificent Month.”

  1. Kristin Brown October 5, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    LOVE it! He is so cute! I cant get enough of him, cant wait to see him again!

  2. Abby October 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Oh, sweet precious! He is so cute! Loved the narration of the first month too!

  3. Tiff October 6, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    So sweet! I LOVE the pics! You can tell he is one happy bambino! (Which is b/c of his amazing parents!)
    And, I cannot believe he is already sleeping through the night! I had to read that aloud to Tucker so maybe he will follow suit when he gets here! 🙂

  4. Colin October 6, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    What my beautiful wife fails to include in the monthly recap is that fact that she is an unbelievably wonderful mother.

    Anyone that knows her could have predicted that she would be – but she had surpassed even my expectations by unspeakable lengths. She is infinitely warm, patient, and comforting – and I am so happy for Henry that he gets to grow up with her.

    Plus, she is back in her normal spandex-free jeans – and looks amazing.

  5. Rach October 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm #

    This post is so fun and adorable. I can’t get enough pics of the Buggy! Although I’m having a tough time imagining a baby who loves his carseat and hardly cries. You lucky dog…haha. Love y’all!


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