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Monday, January 26, 2015

MM: Here's to Henry

Since I made an ode to daddy last week, I figured I couldn't leave out my son. So here's an ode to the little guy in my life!

Here's to you, sweet Henry! You're eight months old, sitting on your own, pulling to stand up (with help still, but it won't be long now) and taking assisted steps around your nursery. You skipped crawling. Crawling is for ordinary babies, and you're anything but ordinary!

Taken by Adrianne Mathiowetz at the Dallas Arboretum when Henry was three months old


Here's to Henry, who is the most mild-natured baby there is. Other kids take your toys at the gym daycare and you simply find a new one. You smile at everyone. You love to watch and learn from other kids. Mommy smiles with pride as she's constantly told how well behaved and handsome you are.

Hard to get a clear pic when little man won't sit still during bath time!


Here's to Henry, who means business when he's hungry! Who was born a month early and weighed five pounds 12 ounces, and has eaten his way to the 99 percentile, weighing 21 pounds and 30 inches long at only eight months old. Eat your way to the top, son!

Here's to Henry, who refuses to nap, but sleeps for 12 hours at night. Who flashes me the biggest smile when I get him up for the day, and who giggles nonstop through diaper changes. Who thinks bath time is the BEST. Who thinks stroller rides are the BEST. Who pretty much is happy doing whatever mommy wants to do!

Playing with monkeys


It's an honor and a delight to be your mommy, sweet boy. I'm so thankful you were born to me.


22 comments:

  1. Oh, Henry! You are the cutest! And you are obviously very blessed to have a mommy who loves you so much! =)

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    1. Thanks! I mean, I think so too but I'm slightly to very biased. BTW, have you ever had the candy bar "Oh Henry"? I haven't but I feel like I should given my circumstances... :)

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  2. He's so precious!! The picture with his little tongue hanging out - LOVE!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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    1. Oh my gosh, let me tell you - this baby's tongue is nearly always out! 90% of the time, for sure! Hahaha!

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  3. Awwwwww stop it with this so sweet!!!! I want to squeeze him so badly! Wait sleeps for 12 hours??? I will need all your witchcraft magic ideas please and thank you. He is such a handsome little man <3 him!!!

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    1. Oh, let me tell you: This little baby here ate every 2-3 hours for six months. I wanted to pull my hair out! Then at the six month mark, he just started sleeping soundly. God decided to cut me some slack or something! We have a strict 7pm bedtime, every night (major bummer on weekends). But I think that helps!

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  4. Seriously SO SO sweet. I loved meeting sweet Henry the other day. The kid is seriously one of my favorite babies, and you shouldn't take that lightly because I'm an aunt of 5! He's an amazing kid. Good job, momma!

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    1. Yay! This kid seriously likes to go out to bars/restaurants/shopping, it makes our lives so much easier! He's a favorite of the girls at the gym daycare, too :)

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  5. This is just the cutest. It gave me a much needed smile. That bath picture is just adorable!

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you got a smile out of it! He makes me smile 1000 times a day. Glad I could share one with you :)

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  6. awwwww!! he sounds like a fabulous baby. i hope i am this lucky!!

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    1. He really is! He has his moments (like when he's hungry) and I need to keep him active/entertained, but he's so well behaved and so mild mannered, I can take him everywhere with me!

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  7. Such a cute post! You know I'm on the fence about having kids but if I could have one like this, I might be able to get on board with that ;)

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    1. Haha! If I could get a promise that all my kids would be like this, I'd have five of them!

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  8. So sweet Paige! Sounds like Henry is pretty good little boy. But how do you do without nap time?!

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    1. I get NOTHING done during the day! I blog at night and sometimes in the morning if he's happy playing while I type. Today I put him on the bed for me to fold clothes and gave him a sports bra to play with... I got five minutes out of him before he was on to my trickery! We hire housekeepers and eat a lot of take out, too... I'm cheater like that ;)

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    1. Thank you so much! I think so too. His eyes photograph dark but they're actually blue, and his hair photographs reddish brown, but it's a golden blonde. Go figure, right?!

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  10. Such a happy little! You'll be glad you wrote down those precious things that make him who he is in this moment!

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    1. Awww, thank you! I know, I wish I had started a baby book for him, but time just got away from me and now here he is, 8 months old. I'll love looking back at these memories, though, you're right about that!

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  11. That is the cutest little tribute for the cutest little boy! Our daughter measured 22 inches at the 1 month mark, so I have a feeling shes going to be crazy tall - but in a good cute way :)

    Love the bath time picture!

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    1. Wow, she is tall! I love tall girls (I'm 5'10) and Henry will love him some tall girls (he's 99% for height)! So here's to all the tall folks in the world :)

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