Jacob and Brita

It was a pretty uneventful first father’s day  for Jacob. We had a leisurely morning before we ran to Des Moines to run some errands. Henry was really good and slept through all of the errands.

Jacob spent his first father’s day with some time with Henry as well as some time riding his motorcycle. He didn’t have much that he wanted to do but he did want to go to George’s for dinner and so we loaded up Henry and enjoyed some pizza and ice cream. All-in-all it was a pretty good first father’s day.

Henry continues to bless us with a good sleep pattern. We’ve moved to mostly once a night waking up to eat. Henry is also expanding is giggling repertoire which we really appreciate. He is growing really fast and it seems as though he constantly learning about the world around him. It’s fun to watch.


Another big milestone for Henry today as he had his two month birthday. Unofficially, when we weighed him, he registered just over 11 pounds. He has learned to smile and giggle especially when he has a full tummy and he is finding his voice with lots of ooohs and aaahs.

We also made the trip to Dubuque this weekend to see the Klein family. It was Henry’s first overnight trip away from home and he did really well. He also enjoyed meeting the family even though it was a bit toasty.


Brita had to go back to work for a couple of days this week. Lucky for Henry, grandma stayed over from the baptism to help out.

Jacob stayed home on Friday and had Daddy daycare all day long. He must have done a number on Henry because he slept quite a bit on Saturday to recover. 

Henry is getting back into the routine of things except we’ve regressed a bit on the nighttime sleeping. Lucky for us he’s countered the lack of sleep with smiles and coos.


Henry had his baptism this past weekend. It was nice to have family and friends there to celebrate the occasion with us. Henry made it through the whole ordeal without so much as a peep. Even the priest was impressed. We think he may have enjoyed the experience since he had a huge smile on his face when he got his shower.

In other news, Henry was accepted into day care this last week. That has been a bit of an ordeal since the place we want to send him has a long wait list because they don’t have enough space at their facility. We think he’ll be in good hands when he starts in August.

Now that summer is officially here, we are excited for walks with Henry to get ice cream and to enjoy the warm weather.


Henry continues to be gaining weight. We unofficially and unscientifically weighed him on the bathroom scale this week and he is tipping the scales at around 10 pounds.

With the extra weight he seems to be sleeping better at night. He has been stretching things out to three and four hour stints. That makes Mom and Dad really happy.


We are getting back into the swing of normal with Jacob going back to work this week. Henry is also getting into the routine and getting better at falling back asleep at night. 

Henry is doing really well. He even surprised us by rolling from his tummy to his back twice this week. We are thinking that is just fluke though so we won’t check that off the list just yet.

Henry is also getting better control of his limbs and is enjoying playing in his play yard with the dangling critters.

In other news, we have a baptism scheduled for May 28. We are excited for this first milestone.


Henry passed the one month mark today. He is in good health and his favorite things include keeping mom and dad awake at night, playing in his play yard and snuggles at 2 a.m.


Another week is in the books. We are still learning how to be parents and Henry is keeping us honest. Our big challenge this week was a growth spurt that made little man want to eat about every hour. We managed through it though and things are going much better today.

We are still picking up tips here and there. Our good friends Micah and Kristen came through with some huge tips that really seem to be helping with the overnight hours.

We also had a chance this week to take Henry to a photographer and get some newborn photos. He did surprising well considering the change in scenery. Below is a small sample:


Spring has really sprung in Pella and this past week we had some really nice weather. We even had a chance to take Henry up to see the tulips. He was moderately impressed but mostly asleep.

Little man is doing well. He passed his first checkup this week. Eating is getting easier and sleeping is starting to come along. At least we hope.

Henry also made the trip to church this weekend with us. He actually did really well; he slept most of the way through mass. Hopefully he doesn’t get too used to that.


Henry had his one week checkup today. The doc had mostly good news for us in that Henry is almost back to his birth weight and we no longer have to supplement his feeding. Unfortunately he is only in the 11th percentile for his weight.

The doc also shared that he was in the 14th percentile for head circumference. I guess we won’t have to worry about him getting a big head.

The surprising news is that he is in the 71st percentile for height. Those genes must skip a generation.

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