Monday, July 28, 2008

Henry is one!

If you've got ten minutes and you can't get enough of Henry this montage is for you. I used the song everyone uses and that I also used on Charlotte's, but it is just so appropriate. I love reflecting on the birth of my children on their birthdays. Henry's was very fast. We got to the hospital around 2:30 AM or something. He was born at 4:35AM. No time for such monkey business as pain relief. He was the natural birth I had been telling Trent that I would like to experience at least once. It was actually a pretty cool experience, other than the post delivery hemorrhaging.

Henry turned one yesterday.

Henry it is so hard to believe that you were born a whole year ago, it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. On the other hand, it seems like you've always been a part of our family and it is hard to remember what life was like without you.
Henry, you are such a joy in our lives. You are so happy and easy going and independent. You smile at us so freely and laugh for Tucker and your Dad the most. I love that sound more than anything.
You are strong and hate being held still. You have places to go and things to do and stick in your mouth. You love small spaces like underneath tables or hiding out in the pantry. You love climbing, and can get on the couch by yourself sometimes now. You even back off of it without incidence most times. You are so quick! You are all over the place before I know where you've gone.
You make great sounds. You continue to say "uh-oh" at the right time always. You say mama and dada although just randomly and something like ball. You usually sleep well through the night, sometimes waking an hour before you really get up to have a bottle (actually a sippy, you never did take a bottle). We are finding new things to feed you although you pretty much stick to a few staples.
Henry, we are so blessed to have you in our lives and in our home. What an angel you are. We love you so much and can't wait to see what you'll do this year.
-Your doting mom


Andrea and Blake said...

Happy Birthday Henry and Tucker! can't wait to celebrate tonight!

Emily said...

"things to do and stick in your mouth." It's SO true! Can't wait to see him again.

Melanie M. McKinnon said...

i'm so sorry we missed the big party last night but happy birthday to tucker and henry! those are cute babies! let me know if you want gracie and i to come swimming again this week cuz we totally will.

Emily said...

Just watched the video, it was great. I've decided Henry reminds me a lot of Spencer as a baby. Love the photo of him in the batman mask!

Chellie said...

I loved it! So cute! Henry is quite the little man.