Sunday, July 23, 2017

Henry Francis :: Twelve

I can't believe this is already the last 12 months of Henry post! Henry turned one last week, and he is so much fun. He is army crawling everywhere, and is finally starting to stand. He's a bit behind on the whole walking thing. We think he might have something called joint hyper-mobility in his hip joints (basically it means he's super flexible in his hips, and low muscle tone can come with it too), which can delay walking. It's also genetic and his cousin has it. I did bring it up to his doctor, but he said it's hard to really tell when they are so young. He said there is nothing we would do differently at this point anyways, but to keep encouraging him to stand.

Henry got three new top teeth all at once last week, is working on the fourth, along with two more on the bottom. Ouch! He had a few rough days, but overall has been his same smiley self. 

He LOVES to play with his big brothers, especially (big) Legos! He loves peek a boo and clapping his hands.

He has consistently been sleeping through the night for a couple of weeks now, and is an awesome, very flexible napper. You kind of have to be when you have three older and active siblings!

He weighed 19 lbs, and was 28.75 inches long at his appointment last week which puts him at 15% on the growth chart. It's the highest he's ever been, aside from his birth weight, so we are very happy about that!

Overall he is a very chill, easy going baby. Although, he can definitely be loud and crazy when he needs to be.

Here is Henry at 12 months old!


Will at 12 months
Sam at 12 months
Charlie at 12 months

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday, Henry!

My baby is ONE! You are such a sweet baby. You love hanging out with your big brothers, and army crawl everywhere. I can't believe you are one already! The first half of your life was quite challenging, but once we got things figured out you have been the most chill, smiley baby. Henry, we love you SO much! 

I will save his updates for his last 12 Months of Henry post, so for now just enjoy the adorable pictures (which is why you are even looking at this to begin with)

Happy Birthday, Henry!


Click here for Henry's birth story

Monday, June 26, 2017

Charlie George is Four!

Oh man, where do I even begin with Charlie boy! First of, how is he 4 already?!? Yes, I am very aware that I have said that about every child on every birthday so far, and I don't plan on stopping. It boggles my mind everytime.

Charlie is such an adorable, little stinker, and he can charm the pants out of you. Here is a typical Charlie conversation from a couple of weeks ago: 

Charlie: "Can I pleeeeaasse have just ONE piece of dried banana?"
Me: "Yes, you can have one."
Charlie, as I'm about to hand him the ONE piece: "Actuallyyyyyy, can I pleeeeaaassse have FOUR pieces, because I'm almost four?" Said with the cutest little dimpled smiled, of course.

Charlie loves playing with his big brothers, and loves helping take care of his little one. He plays soccer with his brothers in a home school soccer group every week, and he is counting down the (many) days until he is old enough to play flag football as well. He loves wrestling, playing with trucks, and eating all the food.

He loves to help me in the kitchen making breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and he is basically an expert egg cracker.

He is goofy, smart, tough and snuggly, He thinks potty talk is the funniest thing ever, much to his mother's dismay. He's always looking to make people laugh. That is unless he's in a mood and gives everyone the death glare instead. He has perfected raising his eyebrows, and knows the best time to use it (like when he's being reprimanded). He is also so stinkin' cute I just can't handle it sometimes.

We literally had 10 minutes to take these pictures before it started raining (and Charlie subsequently started freaking out), but he did not disappoint.

Happy Birthday Charles! We all love you lots!


Charlie's birth story & Charlie at 20 months.