3 Months

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Wow! The past three months have absolutely flown by. I can’t believe how much our Henry has grown. When he was first born, he was so tiny that we called him our little packet. Yesterday, John looked at me and said, “I don’t think Henry is a packet anymore!” I have to agree. He has gotten so big. His precious personality has also started to come out. He certainly is such a sweet gift to John and me 🙂

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Here are a few of the many things I have been loving about Henry lately:

Henry has found his voice. He has turned into a Chatty Cathy (or I guess in his case, Chatty Carlos?). He discovers new sounds almost daily. My favorite time of the day is second thing in the morning (first thing is fooood!) when Henry tells me all about his night and what dreams he had and what he needs to accomplish for the day (aka he is goo-ing and coo-ing like crazy).

Henry is a serious soul. I touched on this a bit yesterday. He is definitely a serious guy. I can already tell he is going to be a “thinker.” I love his serious little soul so much.

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Henry has the BEST smile. Our serious soul definitely has a fun side! He has been smiling like crazy lately. All it takes is a smile from mom or dad and he cracks a big one. Even on the longest of days, his sweet smile warms my heart so much that I sometimes worry it might explode!

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Here are some things that Henry has really been loving lately:

Henry loves his bouncy seat. Henry is so content to sit in his bouncy seat and watch me in the kitchen. It makes my heart so happy to look over and realize he has been intently watching my every move.

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Henry loves lights. Who needs toys when you can look at lamps or Christmas tree lights?!

Henry loves reaching for toys. He has started grabbing things in order to examine them more closely.

Henry loves naps. This is something I am particularly thankful for. Henry really does love and benefit from nap time. He’s usually a grump if he doesn’t get a good nap or two during the day. We definitely make naps a priority!

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Napping with Grandaddy is the best!

Henry “loves” tummy time. Ok, the word love might be a bit of an exaggeration. He may not absolutely love it yet, but he doesn’t hate it anymore. He has gotten so much stronger and has even rolled a couple of times-victory!

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Henry loves food. The boy loves to eat. He comes by it honestly.

 

Henry you are such a blessing to your Dad and me. You have brought us more joy than we thought was possible. We are so thankful for you and we love you so much!

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Haaapy 2016!

What’s more appropriate for post number one, than to make a list of my 2016 goals?

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  1. Get out and meet more people. Since moving to Chapel Hill in May, I must admit I have not been great at putting myself out there and meeting new, North Carolina friends. AND for the past three months I have definitely been in the “baby bubble” with Henry. Community is such a huge part of making a place feel like home.
  2. Focus on mindfulness. Mindfulness is something my mom has told me a lot about over the past few months. Learning more about what it is and what it means in my life is something I am excited about!
  3. Be healthy. I know-typical New Years resolution, right? Since being pregnant and than having Henry I haven’t felt like my healthiest self. I am going to focus on eating healthy food in reasonable portions. I can’t give up an occasional cookie (or 3) or glass of wine. Therefore it is all about balance in 2016! Exercise has always been a big, important part of my life. I want to focus on getting back into and staying shape this year.

Other than continuing to be the best wife to John and mom to Henry that I can be, that’s it!

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Cheers to a wonderful year!