We are VERY happy to see the return of fall weather, after a record-breakingly hot August. Seriously, the hottest August on record in Denver. That meant we didn't get out much during the days but this weekend the cooler weather returned, hopefully for good. I have the rest of the month off of work and we are happy to be able to take daily walks now.
Henry is now at least 21 inches long by my measure. He is chunking up more every day, and is still a great eater. He is still only sleeping in 2-3 hour stretches, so we are going to start swaddling a bit more. He loves to have his hands free but mommy would love to sleep for four or five hours at a time. We did get a swing, which he really enjoys. He is lifting his head to 45 degrees and holding it for up to 10 seconds at a time, and is even pushing up with his arms a bit when we do tummy time. I have a feeling when he does become mobile we'll have our hands full! He loves baths, which is great because I love how he smells after a bath. He is focusing on our faces and following our voices all the time, and we think we are on the verge of social smiling any day now. Overall he really is a great baby - only cries when he really needs something and is quick to settle down when he gets it.
We've taken him out many times in the hopes that he'll be used to being out and about and so far he's done great. He's been to the mall a few times, out to eat in Boulder, Golden, and the suburbs, and on Monday we went to Taste of Colorado with our friend Dave from KC, followed by dinner al fresco in Boulder, and he did really well through all of it. Chad is in Phoenix tonight for work so this is my first try at being a single parent overnight - yikes!
Happy One Month Birthday Eve, Henry!
And now for some pictures. Blogger changed the interface so these came through a bit smaller than normal, but I do not want to upload them all again. These are all from my phone - we have a ton on our good camera and will likely start a password protected Flickr account or something similar soon.
|Daddy gets the best burps|
|Relaxing with a drink|
|Learning to coexist|
|Wide awake papoose|
|Loving the mobile that came with the pack and play from Aunties Jen and Karen!|
|Something silly is going on - probably in his pants|
|First game day was a win!|
|With Grandma and Grandpa Goff|
|Taking a break during tummy time|
|After a bath|