I realize this blog has kind of turned into the “henry show”, but it is a record of rytting life, and he’s pretty much what’s going on right now.
last weekend we experienced Henry’s first case of the sickies. we’re still not sure what it was exactly, probably just a sore throat, or a tiny cold, or allergies but being the nervous new mother that I am, I called the dr. at the littlest sign of congestion. the visit to the dr.’s office might have been a little premature, but we learned on our visit that henry is certainly eating well, in fact he gained about 2 pounds since his 2 week old visit. that puts him at a whopping 9 lbs. 5 oz., which makes us oh so happy. I looove his squishy little cheeks and double chin.
taking care of a sick babe was a little stressful, but we survived and feel a little more confident in ourselves as parents. go us!
so with henry’s added weight he is starting to sleep longer through the night, which is very very appreciated. of course sleeping longer means sleeping 3.5-4 hours at a time instead of 3, but I’ll take what I can get. he actually made it 5 hours last night, a true miracle : )
more sleep equals more playtime with dad.
more progress…I actually finished one of my henry projects from a very long list.
car seat canopy. I like it. it’s far from perfect, but it was quick and so simple (my kind of project) and most importantly its functional! with the nasty weather lately it has definitely been useful.
progress with school. mckay is slowly coming closer to graduation and we are so excited. we’ve been hearing from schools, we’re still waiting to hear from about half. it’s fun to day dream of where we might end up in august. mckay applied to both chemical and nuclear programs, and with what is happening in japan, it might not be the right time to get into the nuclear industry. so that might effect where we end up. in other school news…. the mrs. might be graduating sooner than we thought…. things are still getting worked out, but those who know of my current school situation will understand what a miracle it is.
my family had a shower for me and henry this past weekend. it was originally scheduled for February, in fact the invites went out the day I went into labor, oops. I love playing hostess so I was so happy that my mom let me help. she wasn’t sure on a theme, so we used some books and toys I had ordered from henry on amazon. we made it really bright and colorful. considering we came up with the idea a few days before I think it turned out great if I do say so myself! : )
and my cousin and aunt put together the cutest favors, a cd of lullaby songs for henry! what a good idea. we’ve already put it to good use more than once. it was such a fun day and im so grateful for all the family and friend that came. henry was still a little sicky that day so the plan was to keep him downstairs with mckay. I took him up before people started coming, he had been a little fussy. but the second he came upstairs he was so calm and content, he ended up staying around for a little bit, he loved being surrounded by women! so funny. he is definitely a ladies man.