Monday, May 18, 2009

Big Little Man

Henry celebrated his 9 month birthday yesterday, May 17. It was a small affair -- fried eggs, cheerios, water in a sippy cup and a 2 hour long Dearman family late afternoon nap.

As you can see, Little Man has developed quite a few very strong opinions........

Henry loves:

  • waking up at 5:30 am on the dot every single day.
  • his morning nap no later than 8 am.
  • wearing super cute outfits every day (well, maybe that's what his mama likes....)
  • running around the house in his walker and walking behind his push toy.
  • cackling at our cat, Jimmy.
  • swinging on the front porch and watching small town life in action.
  • picking up and attempting to eat his finger foods.
  • cruising around the coffee table and kitchen chairs.
  • bathtime in the kitchen sink while chewing on his baby toothbrush.
  • our daily stroll around the neighborhood and campus with his daddy.
  • the two girls I keep after school.
  • going to sleep early and sleeping through the night.
  • going to the Farmer's Market and getting lots of compliments.
  • having his mama in sight at all times.
  • reading and chewing on Brown Bear Brown Bear.
  • playing with his daddy.

Henry hates:
  • spoons with food.
  • getting his diaper changed and putting on clothes, aka "baby torture."
  • losing sight of his mama.
  • playing by himself for more than 5 minutes at a time.
  • not being able to eat our "National Geographic" magazines.
All in all, he is a happy baby who is still very easy to console and entertain. Seperation anxiety has hit pretty hard during the past few weeks -- he wants me to hold him while he plays with Taylor -- it's funny how our roles are already so clearly defined in his life.
He loves us and we love him!!!!
His 9 month appointment is Wednesday. I am going to laugh out loud if he is still in the 5th percentile for height!!!


lizbeth said...

precious little boy that we all love - great pic of tay wearing our la ceiba shirt and wearing henry! he looks like he's still a short little guy, looking forward to seeing how he compares with the rest his age - see ya'll in almost a week!

Rebecca said...

sounds all too familiar! Will also LOVES to eat magazines, and HAS to have me insight at all times. If I walk out of the room, there he is crawling around the corner to find me. OHHHHH, and the diaper changing. I got very good at changing diapers while Will was standing.

The Quinns said...

Chesley likes to do high kicks during diaper changes while flapping her arms like a baby bird! Good luck at the doctor!