Saturday, July 29, 2006


For the past two nights Henry has slept through the night. On Thursday he slept from 9:00 until 6:00, and then on Friday night he slept from 8:30 until 6:30. I hope we're not jinxing ourselves by writing about it! For several weeks he's been down to one quick feeding in the middle of the night, which isn't nearly as exhausting as the early days of several feedings each night. Now we seem to have dropped that feeding. Hooray!

Thursday, July 27, 2006


Grandma Laney and Grandpa Ralph came for a visit on Sunday. In our family, these types of visits are usually orchestrated well in advance. But not this time! Henry doesn't look very happy in the photos, but we do appreciate Grandma Laney and Grandpa Ralph's efforts to get in some Henry-time before they head back to Maui this fall.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Birthday Party

Henry attended a birthday party this weekend for his friend Will who is turning two. Due to rain the original plan to go to a park and play in the wading pool was nixed, and instead we went to a Gymboree indoor gym/playground. Will loved it; Henry spent most of the afternoon hanging out with dad. Still on mom's to do list: learn how to focus the camera.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Now that my subject is more cooperative . . .

I just need to learn how to focus the camera.

This one is for Allison

Aunt Katrina

We had another visit from Aunt Katrina for the past two days. Today we had lunch with Aunt Trish, daddy, and cousins Connor and Charlie, and then we spent the afternoon shopping and showing Henry around the Eaton Centre. Thanks for the visit Auntie Katrina!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Two months

Dear Henry,
This month we saw your first real smiles! You're especially social in the morning. This is the best part of the day, when we go into your room to greet you, and you scan our faces and then break into a smile. You also love to smile at inanimate objects like the windows and black picture frames. You still gaze out windows and toward the sky every chance you get. You don't accept the pacifer very often, but you do love to suck on your fists (when you can find them). This, together with the fact that you were born with a sucking blister on your fist, leads us to believe that you will soon be sucking your thumb! You're sleeping very well at night - you are usually up only once for a feeding and then you're right back to sleep. You've developed a sleep pattern for night, but the days are still wildly unpredictable. Although you can raise your head and a bit of your chest off the floor, you don't like tummy time very much and it usually doesn't last very long. We get out of the house almost every day, and you seem to enjoy these trips (long or short) as much as I do. You are growing very quickly and we already have a substantial pile of clothes that you've outgrown. At your two-month check up you weighed 14 pounds and were 64 cm long.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Infant Massage 101

Today we attended an infant massage workshop at the Ella Centre. Mike and I had a great time; Henry, not so much. Oh well - we learned some good tips and techniques, and we'll have to hone our skills at home.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Class reunion

Tonight was the reunion party for our prenatal class. Of the 12 babies born to the students of the class, 10 were boys! Of the 8 families who attended the party, 7 had baby boys. Henry is asleep and is sitting in the middle of the pack.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Toronto Street Festival

This weekend we spent some time at the Toronto Street Festival with the Stelnyks: John, Will and Mel. We were at Yonge & Lawrence - the family oriented site of the street festival. Henry slept through it all, but Will enjoyed Toddler Town and the entertainment.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Serious baby; happy baby

He's actually smiling at the windows - not at us - but we'll take it. : )

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Long Weekend

It's a quiet weekend around here - our neighbourhood seems to have emptied out. Actually, the whole city seems to have emptied out. We spent the day watching England play Portugal, and did some gardening. Tomorrow we're off to visit Team Rowe, and we'll also see our newly-married friends Michael and Allison.

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