If You Blink, You’ll Miss It

It’s been a big week here in our little household.  I realize that it’s probably nothing monumental from an outsider’s perspective.  But in the world of Henry, it’s been huge.  I’ve also learned that it’s true what they say – kids literally change overnight and that if you blink, you could miss it.

The first incident of which I speak happened several days ago.  Up until this point, Henry has pretty much ignored our dog Oscar.  I can’t blame him really, Oscar’s always licking his head or his ear in what I can only assume is a vain attempt to get some spilt milk.  I’m guessing Henry thinks that if he ignores him, he’ll just go away.

But for some reason, that suddenly changed and Henry seemed to notice Oscar for the first time.  And apparently, whatever he saw really amused him.

Just a few days later, we had Henry’s four month check up with the pediatrician.

He took all four of his shots like a man (meaning he only cried a little bit) before being pronounced that he was a strong, healthy boy, weighing in at a whopping 17.10 pounds and measuring 27″ long.

But the biggest surprise of all came just yesterday morning.  I had gotten up at 6:30 and went to check on our boy only to see him sleeping peacefully on his side.

Thirty minutes later I stopped back by and was shocked to see him wide awake and looking at me like this:

Considering it was the first time that he had rolled over from his back to his stomach, he was remarkably calm.  I, on the other hand, immediately yelled to the CPA, “You have to come see this, quick!”  Then two seconds later, “Oh – and bring the camera!”

Because I’m a firm believer that you’ve got to capture a big moment on film since it usually happens really fast and if you blink, you’ll miss it.

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The Wife of Odie - June 17, 2010 - 5:44 am

oh my goodness! that video made me laugh so hard. and miss you all so much! he is so darling. i just love that little boy!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor - June 17, 2010 - 8:08 am

I love the look on his face in his crib. He’s totally thinking, “Geez people – what’s the big deal?”
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Nicole - June 17, 2010 - 8:12 am

That video is so cute! What a way to start the day! You’ll never regret taking all the videos and pictures of Henry. I look through my scrapbooks and am so happy I have all the photos. Especially since the photo ops slow down and completely change when they’re teenagers. Back in February I did capture on film a big change for my then almost 14 year-old…..him shaving for the first time! Ah, life!
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CPA's Sis - June 17, 2010 - 12:22 pm

What a cute video–love that giggle of his!

the domestic fringe - June 17, 2010 - 2:05 pm

He’s SO cute!

David Patrick - June 17, 2010 - 3:49 pm

Very cute. My wife and I have finally started the baby conversation. Ready to see a little happy face around this place!
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Carolina Baker - June 18, 2010 - 6:52 am

Very very cute!!!

Congrats!
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Mom of 5 - June 18, 2010 - 9:32 am

That is too precious – just love his sweet laugh!!! What a happy little boy and Oscar is apparently really good with him. I sure miss Henry, you and the CPA. Love you so much!!♠

John von Cannon - June 21, 2010 - 7:14 am

What a great video. BTW–I do not have e-mail while on our trip, so, got your sweet message yesterday on Father’s Day. We were in Glacier all day with no signal on cell phone. Love you, dad.

Andrea - June 21, 2010 - 11:54 am

Oh my goodness! You need to find a way to bottle that laugh and sell it! I would be first in line :)
.-= Andrea´s last blog ..You’ve got the cutest little babyface… =-.

Kate - June 22, 2010 - 5:57 am

Oh my goodness, that video made me laugh and laugh. I can’t wait to have similar ones with my son and pup once my little guy (the baby… not the dog) is born in August. So excited.

Henry is a little charmer!
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