Saturday, May 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Henry!

Today we celebrated Henry turning ONE! Our little Henry has been such a blessing in this otherwise difficult year. He has a smile that can make anyone melt and a giggle that is so infectious it can brighten any day.
Today's celebration was not the Monster themed party in the park I was originally planning on. I did not spend the past week staying up late crafting on decorations and details that would quickly be forgotten by everyone else at the party and certainly not mean a thing to Henry. We did not have mounds of food to feed dozens and dozens of people. Today's celebration was perfect though. I loaded the kids into the van and we headed up to the hospital to see Josh. We had a few family members and friends ready to party. Josh's sweet nurse, Tiffany, and his respiratory therapist, Janet, ordered a few pizzas for everyone after Josh mentioned he was craving a slice of pizza. Henry had his own smash cake and devoured it while sitting on a hospital blanket on the floor. Everyone ate some delicious cookie cake and we even had a giant birthday balloon in the room. The room was full of love and laughter, exactly the way a first birthday party should be.
Here are a few pictures from today.

*At 12 months Henry is walking all over the place and is really picking up speed.
*Henry loves spaghetti, strawberries, blueberries, hot dogs, black beans, and cheese. He hates bananas and oatmeal.
*Henry loves his paci and likes to carry an extra one in his hand.
*Henry has little interest in watching TV, which isn't a bad thing, but it sure would make getting a shower or fixing breakfast a little easier some days.
*Henry loves playing with his musical instruments and toys that make the most noise.
*Henry has started drinking whole milk earlier his week, but doesn't seem to care much for it.
*He still nurses about 4 times a day and doesn't seem interested in giving it up any time soon.
*Henry is not sleeping through the night and each night is so different with his wake up times.
*Henry loves when I lay on the floor and he climbs all over me and kisses my face.
*He says mama and dada, but does it on his own timing and sometimes just when babbling.
*Henry will wave hi and bye and it is the cutest thing ever, but again, when he feels like it.

Henry will have his one year check up this week. I will have to reschedule his appointment I set three months ago since it is right after Josh will be out of surgery and I want to be at the hospital for that. Once his appointment is finished, I will share his height and weight at one year.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our village and loved Henry and our family over the past year and in the years to come.

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