Baby Henry turned 4 months old this week. He is the center of our universe and we are more in love with him than we thought possible. Some things about this 4 month old that I do not ever want to forget:
At the Dr.'s office they weighed him and told us he is 19lbs. When I asked what percentile that put him in they looked dumbfounded. No percentile! Off the charts! 100+ percentile! - all the nurses chimed in at once! This baby is the size of an average 8 mo. old.
Henry looks deep into our eyes and smiles as bright as the sun these days. It feels like God himself smiling down on me. I love it.
He is obsessed with his hands. He tries putting his fingers in his mouth in several different combinations before finally settling on the middle three fingers (from both hands) in his mouth at once. I think he has discovered this combination allows for maximum amount of fingers in the mouth.
This baby constantly puts his feet in his mouth. Pulls off both of his socks and sucks on his big toes. Loves those chubby baby toes in his mouth.
He has been going to sleep on his own in his crib without crying. We just lay him down with his sleep sheep on and he sucks on his fingers and babbles until he dozes off. Occasionally he sleeps through the night but is still getting up a few times a week in the middle of the night to eat. We don't mind - it gives us an excuse to cuddle and sleep with him in our bed.
Has mastered the art of the high pitch scream. Not cute.
Loves his mommy. Doesn't like being put down. Clings to my hair while I hold him. My hair is falling out. I think hair is a precious commodity these days and stare lustily at girls with long thick hair. They think I'm creepy. Especially when I reach out and touch it.
Henry can almost roll over. He is turning and twisting and right on the verge but knows that he actually despises tummy time and so does not want to voluntarily put himself in that position.
He also now despises his pacifier. I guess his fingers win every time?
Loves water. Loves swimming. Loves the beach. Take a big blanket and a big umbrella to the waters edge and Henry is a happy happy baby. Every time.