Tuesday, October 25, 2011

6 week update!

Well, Friday's tomorrow has quickly turned in to today's Tuesday, which just happens to also mean that Henry is now 6 weeks old! But, before I get into updating you on Henry I need to put up some kitchen pictures.

Basically, our previous kitchen had a total of 3 feet of counter top space and 5 cabinets that we used. It was tiny, it was cramped, and it was not very organized.

The kitchen needed a lot of work. We* had to take out the cabinets and counters, moved the fridge to the other way, build a small wall and bulkhead to match up with the other wall, move a gas line for the oven, and install a new drain for the soon to be installed dishwasher. 

We even let Gramzy take a break from the kitchen to hold Henry
However, with the help of my parents (and my brother too) the kitchen is completely different. With new counter tops (a 10 foot stretch that L's into another 3 feet of counter top), new cabinets, and the microwave installed the way it should be and a Dishwasher on the way, this kitchen is a dream come true for our little family. It felt like we had won the lottery! Take a look...

* When I say We, I mean my mom and dad :)

The picture doesn't quite do it justice. I told The Wifey that I felt like I was walking in to an advertisement for a new kitchen. It's pretty amazing.

And now on to my little man, Henry. Today he turned 6 weeks old and he has definitely changed so much in that little bit of time.
He slept through the entire church service! Just like his old man...
"I'm gonna get you!"
Over the past few days Henry has had a little cough at times and his cry sounded a little bit different than usual. So, today The Wifey called the doctor and they asked her to bring him in to be looked at. Needless to say, we're a little extra sensitive when it comes to anything related to his breathing after his stay in the NICU. After examining Henry the doctor determined that Henry does have a virus and for us to keep him inside as much as we can and continue to monitor him. (He seems to be better already) But the doctor also said that he thinks that Henry is a little dehydrated and that They Wifey should offer to nurse him at least every 2 hours during the day. I thought the notion of him being dehydrated was a little crazy after I learned what the little guy weighed in at today. Drum roll please......
Henry weighed in today, at 6 weeks old, at 11 pounds 1 ounce! That means he has gained 3 pounds 2 ounces since being born and 1 pound 9 ounces in just the past 2 weeks, and he's dehydrated?!? I guess I shouldn't have told him how big his cousin is...

The Wifey also put shoes on him today and he fit perfectly in a pair of 3-6 month old shoes. I guess it runs in the family. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how big he his at his 2 month appointment.
Thanks for checking in!


  1. The new kitchen looks awesome! And Henry's looking pretty good, too. :D