Henry turned two months old a couple of weeks ago. Here are some recent pictures of him. Definitely have the fifth child syndrome going on…not as many pictures or journaling as I tried to do for the other kids! Most of the time he is so quiet, happy, and easy going that I can almost forget he is there!
Henry started smiling around seven weeks old. His smile came on slower and more hesitant than Nehemiah’s, but now I get quite a lot of them every morning! We have even had a few coos recently.
He can sit up supported and hold his head up now. He likes to face out and see what is going on around him. When he watches you, it is with giant blue eyes and usually an open mouth with tongue sticking out! He is happiest in the mornings, but doesn’t really have a cranky hour.
Henry is a great little traveller now – very content in his car seat and sleeps most of the time. We have rarely had to make extra stops (beyond the normal potty breaks for his older siblings) in order to care for him. I expected a baby to slow down our deputation travel, but he hasn’t!
I think the teething might be commencing because we are getting lots of drool and bubbles lately. He hasn’t been one to spit up much, which helps cut down on the laundry while on the road. He is starting to grasp things and is very aware of his pacifier.
He gets lots of attention from Nehemiah. There is often a line of older siblings waiting to hold “babee Henwee” though! Henry doesn’t really like baths as his siblings all did. Perhaps its because I am always rushing through it – he is usually the last one dressed and tossed into his carseat as we head out the door! He does okay in the bath if Elaine is holding him.
Henry slept through the night for the first time at 3 weeks old. He has made it a habit now, and usually goes to bed around the same time as his older siblings. This definitely helps me to not feel completely worn out as we travel!