Parenting Henri

this is about henri, and the parenting thereof

henri’s version of blair witch 2008/03/19

Filed under: in the flesh,pictures,self-portraiture — lee lee @ 1:59 pm

actually, he’s just trying to sit up…but it is scary when viewed through Flip.


we got a video camera!

Filed under: in the flesh,pictures — lee lee @ 1:55 pm

p.s. this blog will now be 90% video…ha ha…


baby boy, now i’m all grown up 2008/03/14

Filed under: great kid,slacker mom — lee lee @ 9:36 am

i’ve had nothing to do with this, but… the past 2 nights, henri has slept In His Cradle and Through the Entire Night – NO Bottle.  (he does wimper when his pacifier falls out, but no crying!)

next thing you know, he’ll be applying to ivy league schools and helping me figure out the latest technological advances… *sigh*


sleepy but stubborn… 2008/03/12

Filed under: schedulicious,sleep is overrated — lee lee @ 2:38 pm

(…or maybe he just has gas…?)

now that we’ve upped his formula intake once again, henri has actually somewhat settled into a sleeping schedule on his own. well, i’m not there during the day… but, at night, he falls asleep right after his 9/9:30 bottle and sleeps until 2 or 2:30 AM. we feed him (and by “we” i mean “mark”) 4 oz. and he goes back to sleep right away. then, he usually sleeps until 6:30…sometimes longer, especially if i rock his bouncy seat a little while. (of course, all this goes out the window if his tummy hurts, like last night…but i do not want to talk about that right now!!!).

i guess that’s not too bad of a sleep schedule, even though the doctor did say he should be able to sleep for 5 hours after his last evening bottle.

as for going to sleep on his own, i don’t think we’re quite ready for that one. he is just learning to put his pacifier in his mouth on his own, which is a definite step in the right direction. but, i can’t imagine him falling asleep or falling back asleep without patting or rocking of some sort. besides the fact he has to be swaddled so tight you could throw him like a football without the blanket coming undone to sleep at all. as i may have previously mentioned: we’ve created a monster. but–i believe he will progress to other sleep habits when he is ready.  maybe i have to believe that???

although– mark did buy a couple books on baby sleep this past weekend. i tried to read one, but i was too sleepy to read much past the first page. 😦