For starters- Henry's diaper rash FINALLY started improving (after a solid five weeks of frustration). I've been planning to post this since the first day it showed huge improvement.. I was SO excited. Since that happy day, it has started to get worse again. It didn't get as bad as before; now he just has a constant seemingly "normal" rash; I can live with that. Sorry, this is a public blog, so no pictures ;)
Video editing- I finally figured out how to do it! Or should I say, Chad bought me a computer last year that made it easy enough for me to do it.. either way, we have a snapshot of his first six weeks.
These are basically the same, but youtube wouldn't let me use the song I wanted
Then, there is the matter of sleep. Thankfully, there has been a little more of it lately! He slept through his middle of the night feeding once a few weeks ago, only to be right back to his 3 hour routine the next night, it seemed so much more painful after his little tease the night before! Now, however (since about 8 weeks), he is pretty consistently going for 6 hours between feedings at night.
He had a good 2 month check up. He's up to 11 lbs, 1oz, which was 34th percentile I think. His head and length were right on the curve, too, though I don't remember exactly what they were. He did pretty well getting his shots, he was a little fussy that afternoon, but then he actually lost all his energy and just slept for a day or two. Thankfully, after a few days he was back to his happy self again. Speaking of happy- he really is a happy boy! He smiles so much and it is so sweet!! He's also starting to "talk".. every once in a while we hear his little voice trying to "coo". It's adorable.
Henry and his "bear".. we love that thing!
Chad caught us both passed out after a feeding
I finally bought this poor boy a "play gym" and he LOVES it! He'll stay entertained for 20-30 minutes at a time.
Now, I can't seem to justify having a post titled "Good News" without mentioning the Best News of all.. We are daily and continually thankful to Jesus Christ for dying on the cross for our sins. Christ being the center of our personal lives, and our marriage has made this entire parenting thing, and life in general, so much better! I was reading this morning about praising God through ALL circumstances and was reminded of the verse Katie gave me to provide strength at Henry's arrival. It's the first one I've memorized in a while "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Philipians 4:4-7. So then I was thinking of the most recent trial that I should be praising God in.. well, the freshest thing on my mind was Henry's waking me up every few hours last night after I had just started a blog post saying he was sleeping through the night! Seems trivial now, but the last time I got up, I think I threw the covers off with a bit of "angst"! So, although I am not thankful for sleepless nights and diaper rashes, I can still have a good attitude and praise God while dealing with them, and for the fact that that is the worst thing I am dealing with right now!