Wednesday, September 28, 2011

7 Weeks

Henry turned 7 weeks old on Monday.  We've had a busy week, including lunch downtown with my coworkers on Wednesday.  He was a big hit, even though he slept through the entire lunch.  It was nice seeing everyone and I could tell they were all looking forward to having me back, which makes the fact that I am returning to work next week a million times easier.  I am not really dreading it, but I know the first week of getting into the day care routine will be tough.  I'm glad Henry isn't old enough yet to have any separation anxiety - it will just be Mommy dealing with the separation!  I am definitely ready to get back into the adult world, but I will miss our weekday time together for sure.

We also had visitors in town - Abby and her family were here for a long weekend and I got to see her and her sweet kids a lot.  We visited the Butterfly Pavilion, the Museum of Nature and Science, and got to see Travis and her in laws on Saturday evening.  We really need to plan a trip to the bay area to see them while Henry can still fly for free!  Unfortunately we didn't get a picture of us with the kids, but we did get some proof we saw each other at all:
The scenic parking garage at the museum

Chad, Henry, and I drove to Vail on Sunday to get a look at the fall colors.  The aspens were definitely turning, and we had a beautiful day for it. 
On the way

Chins at high altitude

Enjoying the view from the stroller

Something Chad never thought he'd be doing at the Red Lion - he also changed a diaper there
Henry continues to chunk up and get heavier.  This morning I (sadly) pulled out most of his newborn clothes that no longer fit, and made sure all his 0-3 month stuff is washed and ready to go.  Late last week we bumped him up to #1 sized diapers, and for a day or two I thought we jumped the gun and almost bought some more newborn sized, because the #1s were enormous on him.  However, yesterday I noticed they look totally normal on him all of a sudden.  He is weighing between 10 and 11 lbs by our measure - he'll get his official numbers (and shots!) at his 2 month check up a week from Friday.  Chad is the lucky parent who gets to handle that duty.  We are still only getting sleeping and partial smiles, but we know any day now they'll be more frequent.  He definitely has some happy faces, so that is pretty fun.  He is still waking up about every three hours at night.  This should be interesting when I start back to work next week.  Fingers crossed for longer stretches. 

Why would you want such a cute face to sleep?!?

Daddy's boy

Kicked back

Smile tease

The shirt says it all

Just another exciting night at Casa de Bowerman

We keep telling her it will get better

Tummy time

End of tummy time

Hey there



A boy and his dog

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

6 Weeks

Henry is now 6 weeks old and becoming a chunk!  We bought a digital scale this weekend so we can weigh ourselves with and without him, and according to our measurements he is a little over 10 pounds now.  He has rubber band wrists and chunky thighs and his cheeks are pretty plump.  He is still eating like it's his job - about 3.5 to 4 ounces every 3-4 hours.  His nighttime routine is becoming more. . .routine, as he usually wakes up between 1 and 2 am and again between 4 and 5 am.  Then he starts waking when the sun comes up, but usually we can get him to relax for awhile after he eats if he is lying on one of us.  Unfortunately this won't be the routine when I go back to work in a week and a half.  He's still not smiling, but we did get a few glimpses of smiles Thursday evening.  So far Chad's been able to get more action on that front than I have.  Soon, I'm sure!

Here are this week's pics:

Mini-Chad (I think)

Peace out

Tummy time is more exhausting when you have those cheeks to lift


Pizza the Hut (TM Aunt Molly)

Modeling this fall's fashion line

Teasing us with the semi-smile

Thighs of a Michigan lineman

Watching the Chiefs implode (note the indifference of both parties)

Favorite way to pass the time - watching the black frame above our bed

Fall in Colorado - taken on one of our morning walks

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

5 Weeks

Henry turned five weeks old on Monday.  Every day it seems he's cuter and more fun than the day before.  He's becoming more and more observant and alert, but we have yet to see a smile.  Hopefully soon!

We watched some great football on Saturday, including the epic Michigan win over Notre Dame, and on Sunday we lounged for most of the morning, and then took a drive through Rocky Mountain National Park.  This trip took longer than we had anticipated, but Henry was a total sport about being in the car for that long.  We saw some great scenery and are excited to go back in a few weeks and check out the fall colors.  It's so nice to have such beauty in our back yard!

Here are this week's pics - I am including some more from the family visits I finally pulled from the camera:



Hi!  I am one month old!

Telling a story

Giving orders

Being cute

Go Blue!

Keeping busy

Frequent funny face

Aunt Molly



Taking a stroll

Great Grandma

Daddy practicing the milkshake burping method

One month old feet

Wave your hands in the air like you just don't care

Pondering his new age

One month old hand