Anna’s 9 months, Henry’s 4

21 Aug

Don’t worry, I’m not forgetting about Thomas, his appointment isn’t until Monday. There are a few specific things I want to discuss about him, and didn’t think having them all at the same time would allow for that time to talk!

We just returned from a glorious holiday in Greece (that’s for another post/posts) and while there Anna turned 9 months and Henry turned 4! Seriously, where has the time gone?!

We headed to the doctor yesterday to see how the two of them were measuring up.

Anna:

Weight: 18 lbs 3 oz
Length: 27 1/2 inches

Very similar to Henry at this age

Henry:

Weight: 32 1/2 lbs
Length: 39 3/4 inches

The doctor asked it Anna is moving around yet and honestly, she really isn’t. She said this is very typical, especially with the boys constantly bringing here toys. She will scoot around, but she isn’t really rolling and not crawling at all. I was looking at the boys at this age and they were cruising on furniture and speed crawlers, but I guess it just proves that you can’t compare. She’ll do it when she’s ready!! I told my mom that she will probably skip the whole rolling over this and go straight to crawling or walking. If you sit her down she immediately goes into the crawling stance…she just doesn’t move from there.

Anna is the greatest eater. She will eat pretty much anything I make her. She’s been advancing to meats and enjoys chicken and veal. I’ve also started her on finger foods like peas, carrots, pasta and toast.

Her sleep is ok, and I guess it doesn’t help that we did travel from the US to Switzerland and then left for Greece 3 days later. All the articles I read say it can take babies 2-3 weeks to adjust to jet lag. She’s been getting up at 1am and 4am, but feeds and goes right back to sleep.

She’s still nursing (seriously I feel like I’ve been pregnant and nursing since 2010!) and I love it as much as she does. I rarely pump, but while in the US we did a night away and I got about 25-30 ounces out.

Now for Henry!

He starts ‘real’ school September 3rd, isn’t that crazy? Here in Switzerland you have to attend school from the age of 4. It’s not even half days. He will be in school M-F (except Wednesdays) from 8:45-4pm and Wednesdays he will be there from 8:45-12pm. All schools in Switzerland have half days on Wednesdays.

Henry is so clever! He can write so many words already (Henry, Thomas, Travis, Anna, Abbie, Mommy, Daddy, etc) , he know all his numbers by seeing them and can write them up to 10. He asks the most inquisitive questions and can speak both French and obviously English. We’ll be at the park and he will be speaking french to another child and then come and tell us what they were talking about. Or for example when I picked him up one day at school back in June, he started to speak to me in French and then corrected himself by speaking English…it amazes me! Oh and his school this year will be all French except 30 minutes a day.

He has the biggest appetite EVER!! I will make him dinner at 5:15pm and then he will eat a full dinner with us at 7 pm. He will eat or at least try anything. He loves ham (or so he calls salmon) and says his favorite foods are pizza and spaghetti.

He’s a great sleeper. He’s currently napping, but doesn’t always nap these days. He goes to bed around 7:40/8pm and wakes around 7/7:30am.

I’m sure I forget something, but naptime is coming to an end. Next post: Greece

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