This was a week of milestones! Let me regail you with two of them.

First off: Little Henry is finally supposed to be born! His expected date of arrival was Jan 26. He’s now a pretty normal size and weight for a newborn and his sleep/wake cycles are pretty much right on track if here we a mere 5 days old today.

His weight today was 7 lbs 8 oz. Weight prediction is now a mere 53.7 pounds by 6 months. A much more, uh, normal (?) weight for a child than the 100 pounds I’d predicted earlier.

Next milestone: No more monitor for Emma Grace. The past two nights we’ve all slept the night through without the static of her milestone to lull us to sleep. She’s been waking us pretty regularly in the morning since she’s figured out how to open doors, so it seemed rather pointless.

The first night was, admittedly, an accident. In our sleep deprived state we simply forgot to turn it on. Last night, though, we conciously decided not to turn the monitor on. It felt weird, for sure.

Was she calling us softly? Did she roll out of the bed?

No. She was soundly sleeping all night long – just as she always does. (I must admit that I regressed tonight and flipped it on just to hear her breathing. It’s a comforting sound.)

The pictures I posted tonight are a mish-mash from the last week or so of January. You’ll find some finger painting, some sleeping babies and a few bugs and flower shots. Enjoy!

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