Monday, January 18, 2010

We've come a long way baby...

Today Hank is 11 weeks old, which absolutely blows my mind. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital completely clueless about what the next 11 weeks would hold! Now I've got one week left before I return to work, and send my big boy off to the babysitter. He has changed so much in recent weeks it's unbelievable. He's such happy, mellow baby for the most part-he smiles and laughs all the time. He coos and goos all day, and is really starting to develop a personality. He will play independently in his play gym, sit up in his Bumbo seat already, grab his rattles, and has even started sitting at the table with us at dinner time (he's not eating yet, but just likes to be where the action is). He has really started to love going out to run errands during the day with me-he loves to look around the grocery store at all the lights and sounds.

Here's some pictures showing another huge change in just 11 weeks...he just loves his bath....

First bath at home-6 days old
Bathtime at 10 weeks old! People aren't kidding when they tell you they grow up fast! At this rate, I feel like I'll be dropping him off at college next month!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

On the road again

Hank is such a traveling man already! We spent the past weekend in Charleston for our friend's Marc and Erinn's wedding. We went over early Friday to see the city; however since it hasn't been above freezing in a week our time touring the city was limited. However, we did bundle up and tour the Charleston historic district, doing some window shopping, and stopping for coffee when it got too cold. Hank's second car trip was a breeze compared to the 14 hour drive to Chicago. He slept for a few hours, and was content to play in his car seat babbling, smiling, and laughing the rest of the time.

We were so nervous about how things would go at the wedding, but as he always does, Hank was a trooper! He slept through the ceremony, and had us on pins and needles waiting to make a mad dash from the church if he started fussing, but not a peep. When we arrived at the reception, he woke right up and turned into a party animal! He just laughed and smiled at everyone, was out on the dance floor loving all the music and lights. He loved meeting and spending time with all of our friends- his "aunts and uncles". He got so much attention from everyone, and loved every second of it. He even got a kiss from the bride-what a lucky boy! Not a cry or fuss out of him all night. I can't imagine what goes on in his head at an event like that, but I could tell that he was really enjoying himself.

Seeing him so happy, made me feel so good about deciding to go on the trip. While it is a lot of work for us to travel now, I want Hank to experience things and see things with us. Each time we take him out, it gets easier for all of us. He is such a laid back little guy, and we had such a good time with him and our friends this weekend!

Hank's Seafood Restaurant!
Being silly and making faces in the car
Hank's first black tie affair (I think it was our first black tie affair as well) His outfit was a hit! The wedding photographer couldn't stop taking pictures of him.

Nate and Lauren dancing with Hank. They watched Hank for us so we could get out on the dance floor for a while!

Mel and Emily's turn with the baby.
Dancing with Paige and Emily. He's a ladies man already... Hanging out with Mike All the boys-Hank fits right in!

What a fun weekend!

9 week stats

Hank had his 2 month check up this week and here's how he sized up...

Weight: 13 lbs 4 oz 80th percentile
Height: 25 inches long 95th percentile
Head: 16 1/2 inches 89th percentile

He's such a BIG boy already!!

He also had to get his first shots at this appointment, which I have been dreading since he was born! He did really well though (better than me), and really didn't have any reaction afterwards other than being a little sleepy for the rest of the day. In other big news, Hank is coming really close to sleeping through the night in the past week. He is consistently sleeping 5-6 hour stretches every night, and got one 8 hour stretch this weekend. Let's hope he keeps it up!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year and Happy 2 Month Birthday !

I have a feeling that 2010 is going to be an exciting year for our family!

My favorite gummy smile!