Monday, January 30, 2012

Snapshots of Henry

I'm loving this little Henry boy and all his sweet pudginess.  I'm logging plenty of holding hours during feeding times (and between them too.)  I'm also in the newborn fog that comes with the territory as our whole family is getting acquainted with another member.  I forgot how difficult and exhausting it could be to nudge a wee one onto a feed/wake/sleep schedule.  I've had more than a few nighttime settle-the-baby moments where I'd have rather been sleeping!

But what a cutie!  Who happens to be losing hair faster than you can dial Hair Club for Men.
And whose eyes are still learning to focus together. Heh heh. 

His cord fell off early, but his belly button still hasn't completely healed.  I noticed a very small amount of dried blood with diaper changes.  It's definitely not infected, but I'm keeping a close eye on it.  I tried some Curious George bandages one day, but his skin reacted to the adhesive, just like his mama's does, and made the situation worse.  I'm now keeping it as open to the air as possible, which means folding down the front of his diaper to let it breathe.  Poor sweet baboo.

He's making mouth movements that are precursor to smiles.  I'm still waiting for the real thing!  I look deep into his eyes to coax one out of him, and he gazes back...at the lights behind or above me.

Until then, I'll settle for him taking good naps. 
Oh, yes, and buddy boy was up to 9 lbs, 4 oz., at his 3-week weight check. 

10 comments:

Melissa said...

what a cutie!! i can definitely see the family resemblance -- pretty sure there was no hospital mix-up ;)

Lacey said...

He is soooo cute! Looks just like Helen, I think.

Lynette said...

adorable.

Grandma Ruby said...

Henry is definitely growing and changing his looks! You're being a very good mama and taking wonderful care of him. So very sweet--Oh Henry!

Anonymous said...

I thought he looked like Owen. . . but now I see more and more of Helen. Such a cutie!! Jan

Heidi Miller said...

Oh Joyce, he's so precious! Love Love Love! I just want to hold him & give him lots of kisses.

Brigitte said...

So precious! He is looking more like Helen now.

Kathy said...

What a cutie!!!

shaunjoy said...

Such a little sweetie! I love all the facial expressions newborns create -- makes them irresistibly kissable.

greeneggmom said...

Born on my grandfather's birthday! Mazel Tov!!! He is gorgeous! Joanne