Sunday, July 19, 2009

How's Henry?

I wasn't quite sure how Henry would react to having not one, but TWO little creatures here taking away the attention that has until recently, been solely his. I am so happy to say that he absolutely ADORES his sisters. He wants to hold them and pat them and is sure to let us know if one of them is crying. In fact, the other day, when Jill was crying, he found his Stinky Corner Blanket (his most prized of all possessions), and put the stinky gross corner on her and patted her. This is HUGE. Huge. I love my girls, but that boy just melts me.


Soothing Lucy. I just love how this picture shows him trying to pat her quiet with his grubby little hands!

My family. And I couldn't imagine it being more perfect.

He can't seem to say Jill's name, but he says Lucy...only it sounds like "Juicy". Super cute. He seems SOOOOOO grown up to me all of a sudden compared to the girls. It makes me happysad (a word invented by my friend Lindsey).

Unfortunately, he does sometimes act out for mom and dad. He threw himself on the floor the other day and tends to have melt downs fairly easily the last few days. Luckily, it's not TOO bad, but you can see that he is dealing with the transition in his own way, and I would rather it be this way, than for him to be aggressive towards his sisters.

My sweet friend Lisa came by yesterday and took some pictures of the kids. The babies were com.plete.ly uncooperative. I felt so bad. But you can see that the photos are still darling! Thanks Lisa!!! (You can see more of the photos she took on her blog...and don't forget to check out her FANTASTIC jewelry!!!!)

As for me, I feel great today. Apparently a lot of my icky feelings were due to the infection/fluid build up and now that it is being drained and I'm on antibiotics, I'm feeling like a million bucks. Okay, maybe not quite a million, but at least fifty thousand bucks. I actually changed my first girl diaper today! I know, I know, I'm totally spoiled. Family has been in town helping and has pretty much handled all of that so that I can focus on healing and mastery of nursing two at a time.

11 comments:

lynette said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pics! Lisa did an awesome job! Of course, she had such beautiful and handsome subjects to work with. SO glad you're feeling like fifty thousand bucks too...as opposed to fifty cents. It's about time you changed a diaper, by the way ;)

Sugar Plum said...

So precious... I love how concerned Hen looks. He will be such an awesome older bro. Lisa's work is amazing as always!!! hugs..b

Crash said...

i love that picture of henry patting one of the girsl--such a sweet picture. lisa took some beautiful pictures! how great that she could come and capture that newborn essence before it's gone. girl diapers--a big change after boy diapers.

Crash said...

it's joy, btw.

Denissa said...

The pictures are priceless! And Henry is too cute :)Glad that you are all home and doing well.

Candace said...

Those pictures are heart melting. Thank you for the continued updates and pics. I am hooked!

Mama Mote said...

I was thinking about and praying for Henry recently, wondering how he was doing with this transition. Sounds good and sounds pretty natural. Continue to pray for you and your family. Will also keep up with your life on your blogs and hope to someday meet the girls when we come up for one of our visits. Hugs.

Jen said...

I love the look on Henry's face while he's holding his sister - it's like he's thinking, "Yeah, you're pretty cute I guess, but I can tell you might give me some trouble over the next few years." :)

cee.fabee. said...

Grubby hands!! So cute! :-)

Henry reminds me of Ronin....with the propelling body onto the floor and having a tantrum.

Serenity Now said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better...now you can enjoy those girls more - and the pictures are GREAT! What a neat family you have, Henry is going to be an awesome big brother :)

Priscilla said...

The pictures rival Anne Geddes, for sure!!! Your girls are so precious and Henry is beyond sweet boy!! So, did I miss the latest on Jillian?