Above, a picture of Henry taken a few days ago. Below, a picture of James taken five years ago. Times may have changed, but it's almost like reliving the same moments over again. People keep telling me to enjoy these days because they pass so quickly- that in 40 years I'll want to go back and relive these moments and days. I kind of feel like I'm doing that now. I look at Henry, and see a nearly identical version of his brother. As I nurse him, I look at the same shape of eyes that I looked into five years ago. As I feed him a bit of a new food, I see the furrowed brow that I remember from before. It's uncanny.
The past month has gotten considerably easier in our home. Life is so much more managable now that I'm not Henry's only source of food. I get out of the house for work without leaving within a few hours, I have even been away at bedtime more than once and the world didn't collapse around Joe. And James now has his own miniature to snuggle with while watching 'toons.
Henry is crawling now, and while he might look like James, his temperment is more adventurous. While James was easily distracted if he started crawling toward something he shouldn't have, Henry knows what he wants and will go after it over and over. He seems to be very attracted to computer cords, board game pieces and yarn. With James, we never even put up any baby gates, but with this one I think that's something we might have to invest in. Or at least quicker reflexes.