Monday, September 1, 2014

6 months old

The last child grows up far too quickly! Henry is in a super fun stage, and I wish in so many ways that I could freeze time and hold onto him as a baby a little while longer. Sigh!

At 6 months:
- smiles a ton & laughs easily
- eats like a boss. pretty much anything we've offered him he will eat (all kind of veggies, fruits, cereal, and moon pop)
- don't have his 6 month stats yet.... but i'm going with "huge" (we will find out when we go at 7 months) he wears mostly 6-12 month, 9 month, and even a few 12 month outfits.
- loves music, he bounces in the jumperoo and loves when "Head and Shoulders, Knees & Toes" comes on
- he is great at sitting up and can get himself from seated to on his belly and back up again. it won't be long before he is also able to pull up on his own, he likes to stand already
- he has 6 (working on 7) teeth
- he isn't crawling on all 4's yet, but mysteriously moves from one place to another- i would call it an inchworm crawl
- master of the baby planking move
- generally a happy baby... and if he's not... just pick him up and he will be :)
- sleeping thru the night most nights
- loves being with Emme and JB & having some snuggle time
- also possesses a healthy fear of his big brother lol
- loves bath time. adores splashing and playing in the water.
- cute as can be!

5 months in ;)

It feels as if we are finally settling into our new normal.  While I feel like I "understand" babies more with each child we have (whatever that even means!) I think it has taken me longer this time to bring my head above the water so to speak.  If I'm honest, I often still struggle to keep up with daily things like housework or laundry, and my days often feel consumed by the nitty gritty of life: diapers, meals, feedings, playing, discipline.  Not to say this is bad- but its still easy for me to feel overwhelmed. 

Many people have asked how life is with three kids. My usual reply is that my kids are wonderful... I am the one that has to adjust :)  I will readily admit that change always takes time for me. So I think I'm just now sort of getting there.  I had to readjust to the tiredness, "night life", and not necessarily accomplishing my goals for the day.  I'm starting to settle into our new schedule and am more focused on enjoying each milestone for Henry and also for Emme and JB.  Ready to thrive instead of just survive on a personal level as their mama.  This only comes when daily I choose to seek God's plan for my life, not my own.  To see interruptions and piles and messes as reminders of these little people I'm blessed to love, embracing the chaos (can it be organized chaos??) I'm getting there. I'm getting there.

Now on to Mr. Henry!
We had his four month check up a lot closer to five months....
He is 16.8 lbs and 23 inches long.  Definitely going to outgrow his bro.  He's a happy little guy, and is great about hanging with us wherever we may go- currently: Jazzercise, the grocery store, church, sometimes the pool or park.  I'm thankful for such a flexible baby!  I'm enjoying him so much.