Wednesday, February 13, 2013

6 Months!

Henry is 6 months old and I can't believe how fast he's growing! Here are some stats about him.

Weight: 17 lbs 8.5 oz

Length: 26.25 inches

Head: 42cm

I'm having a hard time understanding that he's average size according to the American Pediatric people but he's wearing 9 month clothes and starting to get too chubby for them. I guess it's proof positive that society expects even babies to be skinny. :) I LOVE his rolls.

Some things about Henry at this age: He loves having his clothes taken off, it makes him giggle. He hates putting clothes on. He babbles lots and two weeks ago he said "maaaaaa" in reference to me. I'm calling it his first word. He's working on sitting up and if he didn't spit up everytime he leaned forward too much, he would be farther along. He eats one meal each evening around dinner (so far avocados, sweet potatoes, rice cereal and green beans. I'm homemaking all of his food this time. Woot!

He sleeps from 7pm to 7am with one interruption to eat. I am so glad he's a great sleeper. Lily is still waking 1 to 2 times at night for water, milk, binky, nightmare, no reason, etc. He has started prefering his two fingers to his binky to sleep. And, also like his mom, he plays with his ear while he sucks his fingers. Weird how that sort of thing is genetic.

His day schedule is still a little odd, but he is great at napping, it's just not a consistent length. He goes down without even crying and drifts off to sleep. He still likes being swaddled, but needs his hands so it's not real effective.

He's nearly rolling back to front and can roll front to back. He loves to play with his toes and he's got grabby fingers. His fine motor skills are awesome. Give him a toy and he passes it back and forth between hands without dropping it.

Henry smiles at everyone. People around him are his entertainment, even when they don't look at him he will smile at them. Lily is his best friend. She brings him toys, blankets, binkies and she lays next to him, straddles him to smile in his face and gets so excited when he wakes up because she can run in and pull herself up on his crib to see him. What joy that brings a mommy.

Overall, we are a very happy family!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Massive Catch-Up Post #2

We went to Grammy and Papa's for the weekend before Christmas and I forgot my camera! We spent Christmas morning at Grandma and Grandpa's in SLC.



Our attempt at a Family Christmas Photo. Fail. When we look bad, the kids look good. When we looked ok, the kids look bad. Grrrr... Thus, the lack of Christmas cards this year.

I took this picture of Lily the day after Christmas when we went shopping. To keep herself occupied while I bargain-hunted, she unstacked all of the chairs and stools and then sat down to read a good book.

Good times in the Schmitt Family.

Last week Henry had his first solid food! Avocado and breastmilk goodness. He was really excited and almost ate the spoon. But then he got tired of sitting in the Bumbo and was ready to be done. He was about 5 1/2 months old and we've since then fed him homemade baked yams and avocados. It's not a daily thing yet and I'm convinced this time around I will do homemade babyfood and I'm not in a huge hurry because he's really healthy exclusively nursing right now.

Lily doing dishes. A daily "help" she gives me. Never gets old for her. She loves the water, soap and the scrubber equally. I try to encourage her so that in a few years she'll still want to help with the dishes.

Henry and Lily LOVE each other. And I love them.

Big Boy! Almost sitting up! At this point, he eats one to two times at night. He smiles, he coos and ahhs. He said "maaaaa" last week and I'm counting it as his first word since he was definitely talking about me. He's strong and starting to learn to sit up. His muscle tone is normal, which is a relief since Lily was slower. I love his rolls!

Swimming at Grandma's pool! Henry was a champ although his first time swimming was not the same as Lil's. She was SO into it. And even now, she wanted me to dunk her and she was excited to learn how to move along the side by herself like her cousin, Madi. Henry was more chill. He was content but less enthusiastic. We'll see how he feels when summer comes along.

Thank you to all who helped me figure out the best way to keep posting. Right now I'm using Picasa Web Albums. When I run out of room there, I'll probably do Flickr or something else. And I'll have to start shrinking my files before posting. Thanks to everyone!