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Today was a big day.  We left the house with Henry for the first time ever.  Well, I took him to the lactation consultant’s house on Sunday, but I don’t count that because I didn’t pack a diaper bag (although I should’ve) or put on something besides pajamas (although I should’ve…).


I am notoriously bad at getting out of the house on time, so I gave myself an hour and a half to pull my act together (showering, packing a diaper bag, feeding Henry) while the Husband did his thing and dealt with the dogs.  I was pretty proud when we showed up TEN MINUTES early!  That might be a CaitlinHTP record. Winking smile


Our destination:  Henry’s first doctor appointment.


I’m really excited about our pediatrician; he’s very into natural alternatives and holistic treatments.  (We found an ‘alternative friendly’ pediatrician through our Bradley Method instructor – she had a huge list of local doctors that she recommended.)  For example, we found out at the appointment that Henry has mild thrush (a yeast infection in his mouth; probably the result of the antibiotics that I received during delivery), and in addition to conventional medication, the doctor suggested that I take grape seed oil to naturally kill the yeast in my body.  To me, the best medicine is a blend of all types, so the practice seems to be a perfect fit. 


Originally, I poured myself a bowl of cereal but it ended up going soggy because I got distracted with H.  Whoops.  So… breakfast #2 was eggs, toast, and fruit.




Salad with:




Black beans


Balsamic dressing


Well, we are a lucky pair because – once again – we happened to have the day off when England is playing in the European Cup.  Henry picked a good month to be born. Winking smile 


Off to watch the match.  Three cheers for England!




  • Joy June 19, 2012, 3:34 pm

    What an adorable onesie!!

    And Henry’s eyes are just amazing. He really is an exceptionally sweet-looking baby.

  • Corrie Anne June 19, 2012, 3:34 pm

    Wow! So impressive that you made it early! Seriously!!! Your family is looking so happy. Love it!!!

  • Laura June 19, 2012, 3:36 pm

    Henry is a super cute baby!!!

  • Katie Cooke June 19, 2012, 3:38 pm

    i love that pic of K and H. so cute. glad you all are doing well. i don’t have kids yet and have no idea of the adjustment to your lives, but you all look happy and healthy and that’s all that matters.

  • miss pip kelly June 19, 2012, 3:45 pm

    Glad it went well – first trip out SUCCESS!

    Come on England!

  • Nikki T June 19, 2012, 3:46 pm

    I have that same diaper bag, how is it working so far??
    Love the husband and Henry’s matchy-matchy outfits! So darn cute!
    Looks like you are doing a fab job of being a Mama 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP June 19, 2012, 3:47 pm

      I like it 🙂 Lots of pockets to lose things in. LOL

  • Cassie @ Back to Her Roots June 19, 2012, 3:49 pm

    Oh! I so want a mug with a million pictures of my husband on it now.

  • Brit June 19, 2012, 3:49 pm

    I love how it looks like he’s making a teeny muscle in his first picture. Baby Popeye!

  • Janae @ Bring Joy June 19, 2012, 3:56 pm

    What a CUTIE! Seriously, good work.

    Your lunch looks so delish. Way to go for eating so optimally, despite having a newborn. Those first couple of months, it’s hard to prepare anything that takes longer than 10 or 15 minutes. Luckily newborns sleep a lot so I always tried to prepare for meals during their sleep time.

    Love the matching outfits 🙂

  • alicia June 19, 2012, 3:56 pm

    Great final picture!

  • Sara June 19, 2012, 3:58 pm

    So cute!

  • Megan@ The Running Doc June 19, 2012, 3:58 pm

    I like that you’re drinking out of a coffee mug that has your husband’s face all over it!

  • Jo June 19, 2012, 4:00 pm

    You continue to amaze me by blogging so awesomely and constantly, super woman!

    Ahahaha I love the last picture, Henry looks like he’s thinking “I don’t know what’s going on, but it’s very interesting”.

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats June 19, 2012, 4:01 pm

    Awww I love his England onesie!!!! He is too adorable!

  • Megan E. June 19, 2012, 4:01 pm

    I’ve come to the conclusion that you should begin speaking in a fake British accent so Henry grows up with a cute little English voice 😉 This is definitely a fool-proof plan!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 19, 2012, 4:02 pm

    Oh the getting out of the house on time dilemma. That’s always fun! Now the boys primp more than I do before we leave the house! I’m glad you love your doctor! That makes a HUGE difference!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 19, 2012, 4:04 pm

    Oh wow, Henry looks SO much like the Husband in that last photo!! Like father like son! 🙂

  • LT June 19, 2012, 4:11 pm

    Aw, in the last picture of your husband and Henry, Henry looks like he’s thinking, “Gee, I wonder if England will win?”

  • Kelly June 19, 2012, 4:12 pm

    That last picture is the cutest picture ever! Needs to be printed and put in daddys office!

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life June 19, 2012, 4:13 pm

    Loving Henry’s England onsie! And I love his big eyes. He seems so alert in all of the photos. 😉 So are you ever going to call him Hank or is it Henry all the way?

    • CaitlinHTP June 20, 2012, 9:15 am

      Henry all the way!

  • Rebecca June 19, 2012, 4:18 pm

    Aw! The picture of your husband and Henry is precious!

  • Britt @ BalancedBritt June 19, 2012, 4:19 pm

    I cannot get over how big his eyes are! You are a lucky mama 🙂

  • Verna June 19, 2012, 4:19 pm

    Your husband looks like a pretty proud Papa!

  • Jordan @ Bake Write Sleep June 19, 2012, 4:22 pm

    You have the cutest baaaaaby =]

  • Army Amy* June 19, 2012, 4:25 pm

    Your lunch looks yummy and super filling! I might have to go whip up something similar.

    And I love it when babies wear onesies for their team! I fully intend to stock up on Texas Tech onesies if I ever have a baby.*

  • Nicole June 19, 2012, 4:32 pm

    Oh my heart, he is one of the cutest little boys I’ve ever seen!

  • Jennifer June 19, 2012, 4:34 pm

    Henry is SO precious! You all look like you are doing so well! Motherhood looks great on you!

  • Katie @ Legally Fit June 19, 2012, 4:39 pm

    He is such a cutie! My daughter and I both had thrush when she was around six weeks old (I hope you don’t get it-it is brutal). Make sure you get grapefruit seed extract-the grape seed extract doesn’t have the anti-fungal properties and promotes heart health (or something). I mistakenly took grape seed extract for a few days, thinking it was grapefruit seed. Then I noticed the picture of grapes on the bottle, ha.

    Congratulations on your adorable little guy 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP June 19, 2012, 8:53 pm

      Oh good to know!!!

      • Willow @ My Own Trail June 20, 2012, 2:32 pm

        Yes…I was about to post the same thing. I had thrush with both of my babies. Definitely use grapefruit seed extract, not grape seed oil. Grapefruit seed extract helped immensely…once I got over the awful taste of it. I used the liquid drops, which I added to water and then chugged with my nose plugged 🙂

        I won’t write a super long post here, but if you end up having more issues with thrush, feel free to contact me via email or my blog. I can offer a lot of advice and support after having gone through it for months. Good luck!

  • Sarah June 19, 2012, 4:40 pm

    Henry is so adorable! Such big eyes!

  • Janelle June 19, 2012, 4:45 pm

    Cutest family EVER.

  • VTMama June 19, 2012, 4:45 pm

    Wonderful photo of your husband and your little man.

    I’ve been wondering if your milk has come in? And if nursing has been going better for you? My babies became more settled after my milk came in and I was hoping this would be true for you, too.

    I think I read in a previous post that you wake Henry up at night after 2 hours. Was this recommended by your pediatrician or lactation consultant? Very curious…

    Thank you for sharing your pregnancy and birth story. It is wonderful to read the frank news and to see you starting a family.

    • Marissa C June 19, 2012, 6:04 pm

      We were told this too by our Ped and LC. That newborn should eat at least every 2-3 hours even at night for the first 2 weeks or at least until they okay’ed their weight gain. After that we were told she could sleep as long as she wanted.

    • CaitlinHTP June 19, 2012, 8:55 pm

      My milk came in on Friday; engorgement is finally over. Thank god. The reason I am waking up Henry every two hours is that he only eats for 8 minutes at a time, so my lactation consultant said to do it like this for the first week or so to make sure he gains enough weight. It’s brutal but it’s working because he’s over his birth weight now!

      In general, you should feed a newborn every three hours though so most docs and lact consultations will say to wake the baby up at the three hour mark.

      • Allison June 19, 2012, 9:15 pm

        My doc told me to do that during the day but never at night. Weirs hoe different doctors say different things. I was also told to do double feedings when my daughter lost weight but it never really worked well.

        • CaitlinHTP June 19, 2012, 9:22 pm

          The only thing I’m sure of with nursing is that there is no one way to do it!

      • VTMama June 19, 2012, 9:16 pm

        I’m glad the engorgement time is passed for you. It is pretty intense both physically and trying to feed your baby! I’m glad Henry is gaining weight. Thanks for the info about the two hour wake-ups; I had not heard that advise before.

      • Leah June 19, 2012, 10:39 pm

        Hi Caitlin, Really enjoyed the birth story, thanks for giving such a detailed honest report. Are you planning on doing a post on the aftermath of the birth in terms of your recovery, I’m also curious about this “engorgement phase”. Henry is a cutie!

  • polly June 19, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Henry is a little strawberry muffin! 🙂 XOXO

  • Mary June 19, 2012, 4:58 pm

    Henry is so adorable. I see a hint of red hair potential in that pic of him with The Husband!

  • Shannon June 19, 2012, 5:01 pm

    Hi Caitlin. I’m a new reader. A fried recommended your blog to me. I love your style of writing and your son is just precious! Congrats!!

  • Breanne June 19, 2012, 5:04 pm

    Henry doesn’t seem convinced about your “Go England!” 🙂

    He’s so cute and you look fantastic! Your pediatrician sounds great, I’m glad you found such a good fit.

  • Halley (Blunder Construction) June 19, 2012, 5:08 pm

    Oh my dog! Kristien and Henry- so cute! I can see the red in his hair now, and he definitely has your eyes. Getting cuter by the minute!

  • Reenie June 19, 2012, 5:11 pm

    He’s so cute 🙂

  • Earthy Nicole June 19, 2012, 5:25 pm

    I really loved our old pediatrician too, for the same reason. But we recently moved to an area totally new to me, so I’m on the hunt for someone new.

    I love the matching outfits, too, in case you needed to hear that again 🙂

  • Amary June 19, 2012, 5:31 pm

    Henry is overwhelmingly cute.

    I can’t handle it.

  • Courtney June 19, 2012, 5:32 pm

    AW little baby Henry is just precious in his England onesie! 😀

  • Elise June 19, 2012, 5:39 pm

    I love that you got back to posting about the regular stuff (meals, etc.)so soon! It’s great to hear about Henry too (I’m so glad you both seem to be doing well!), but if you don’t have children (and don’t plan to for a quite a while) a blog can become hard to relate to if its all-baby-all-the-time.

    You’ve probably heard this a thousand times already, but Henry looks just like you!

  • Becca June 19, 2012, 5:59 pm

    Whoo hoo for an England win!!!! Glad Rooney is back in 🙂

  • Jen June 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

    The matching daddy/son outfits are killing me! Henry’s doc sounds like a perfect match for your family. Also, you look gorgeous in that picture! Blue really suits you 🙂

  • Marissa C June 19, 2012, 6:02 pm

    He keeps getting cuter!

    I sat in the back with my newborn for the first week! Driving with her alone was so nerve wracking the first time!

    Glad you found such a good ped!

  • Amanda June 19, 2012, 6:03 pm

    Your mug is cracking me up 🙂

  • Natalie June 19, 2012, 6:05 pm

    Um… I don’t know if I can even handle the sheer quantity of adorable-ness that is the picture of Henry and his Dad. I mean, I know from reading your blog that you always have a lot going on, but I especially admire how you seem to keep your wits about you while living with that miraculous doe-eyed little man of yours. My mind would just constantly blown by all the awesomeness.
    Your blog is awesome, I’m so glad I found it.

  • Simply life June 19, 2012, 6:08 pm

    I have been loving all these posts and updates! So glad the doctors visit went well!

  • Molly @ RDexposed June 19, 2012, 6:17 pm

    He is ridiculously cute!
    Way to show up early. I haaaaate lateness!!

  • Kristin @ Wounded Fawn June 19, 2012, 6:18 pm

    Oh goodness! What a cute little baby you have!

  • Angie June 19, 2012, 6:32 pm

    Woop we did it! Come on England, top of our group, we are a happy little country right now;) Loving the babygrow – onesie in American talk?!) Too cute.

  • bearrabbit June 19, 2012, 6:47 pm

    Your baby is delicious!

  • Brigid June 19, 2012, 6:47 pm

    Ha ha, I love the mug. Congrats on your outing!

  • allpointswhole June 19, 2012, 7:03 pm

    What a special day!!

  • Danielle June 19, 2012, 7:04 pm

    The photo of your huz and Henry is so adorable! 🙂 You guys look so happy!

  • Pam June 19, 2012, 7:17 pm

    I am very interested in the Bradley Method when the need arises, hopefully within a year 😉
    I love your philosophy of pairing all types of medical treatment – sometimes holistic is best and other times conventional is the way to go.
    Yeah for the first doc appt!

  • Lisa June 19, 2012, 7:19 pm

    What a cute photo! Matching dad and son outfits. 😀

    I cook with Grapeseed oil instead of olive. Is that good enough or do you have to like drink it?

  • Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 19, 2012, 7:20 pm

    For someone who must be exhausted with a newborn, you look great, Caitlin! Congrats on the first baby outing 🙂

  • Lisa June 19, 2012, 7:23 pm

    Aw Henry is an angel! Congratulations. Make sure you keep on top of that thrush…I got it in my nipples and the pain was on par with labor pain…and I delivered an 11 pounder! The fact that you are blogging so soon amazes me, WELL DONE!

  • Rebekah June 19, 2012, 7:23 pm

    He is so effing cute!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 19, 2012, 8:01 pm

    That last picture is absolutely adorable!!

  • Kath June 19, 2012, 8:05 pm

    Awww so fun!! You guys look great – glad the doctors went well!

  • Erin Margaret June 19, 2012, 9:04 pm

    Haha, I love the last picture. Henry is pretty lucky, you guys all look so happy 🙂

  • Sarah June 19, 2012, 9:15 pm

    LOVE the England onesie! and LOVE that Henry has the same color hair as your husband! too cute!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 19, 2012, 9:23 pm

    That onesie is so cute! I guess poor Henry doesn’t have a choice in what team he roots for, huh? 😉

  • Mary June 19, 2012, 9:35 pm

    aww that last pic is the cutest!!!

  • Victoria June 19, 2012, 9:40 pm

    darn it darn it!!! I was praying neither of your would get yeast! If you find the yeast gets to you or doesn’t clear up ask your lact. consultant and/or pediatrician about Gentian Violet (can find at a drug store for like $2). It is messy – will temporarily stain your nipples and Henry’s mouth a royal purple color but IT WORKS and is safe. You can even swab the inside of baby’s mouth with a scant amount on a q-tip, but he will get it from your nipple when he nurses anyway.

    My first child, a daughter and I both had yeast for 4mos and this was the ONLY thing that truly rid us of the yeast – and we tried everything right down to the dreaded diflucan. With children 2 and 3 if I had an inkling of yeast I used a dab of the Gentian Violet and it was GONE. Just tuck this away b/c it will not likely be a first thing that is mentioned to you. Hope you won’t need anything but if you do I hope this helps!

    • CaitlinHTP June 20, 2012, 9:15 am

      Oh thanks for this tip!

      • Willow @ My Own Trail June 20, 2012, 2:35 pm

        Oh yes, both of my babies sported the purple mouths at various times. It totally helped get rid of the thrush!

  • Kelly June 19, 2012, 10:05 pm

    Okay truth: I usually think newborns are kinda ugly. I don’t really think they get cute for about a month or so but I seriously find Henry to be absolutely adorable!!! I can’t get enough of pictures of him!!

  • Katy June 19, 2012, 11:55 pm

    Awwww too cute!

  • Andrea June 20, 2012, 12:34 am

    That picture of your son and husband is SO ADORABLE!!!!!!!! Henry is just so tiny and precious! And those big beautiful eyes!!!

  • Jen June 20, 2012, 12:50 am

    I ADORE the pic of father & son in their matching England gear…soooo cute!!! I think Kristien looks quite pleased with himself. 🙂 (Hope England won!)

    Also, I just cannot get over Henry’s overwhelming cuteness! I love all babies, but let’s be honest…not ALL newborns are this incredibly cute (many of them have to “grow into” the cute! 🙂

  • Jen June 20, 2012, 12:54 am

    *cute!) Yes..I am that anal – LOL!

  • Liz June 20, 2012, 1:02 am

    Yay for red hair! 😉 I LOVE the pic of you & him at the doctor’s and the one of him with Kristien – such a CUTE baby!

  • Dental Consultant June 20, 2012, 3:17 am

    I love the matching onesie and jersey shirt! Does Henry have your eyes? They look so bright and inquisitive! What a gorgeous baby!

  • Willemijn @ Run Eat Travel June 20, 2012, 5:27 am

    Happy England won!! That is such a cute picture with the English sign!

  • Molly @ Duchess of Fork June 20, 2012, 7:34 am

    Caitlin, you are amazing! How are you managing to keep up with all of the blogging? That last photo of your two boys is priceless. Motherhood suits you well, my dear!

  • M.C. June 20, 2012, 10:29 am

    oh.em.gee…….. that pic of your two boys is beyond precious and cute!!!! 🙂

  • becky June 20, 2012, 11:06 am

    I just took a breastfeeding class in prep for my own baby’s arrival and the teacher recommended genetian violet for thrush. I also read about it in Ina May’s breastfeeding book. You’re supposed to put in on your breasts and in your baby’s mouth. It turns both purple, but its supposed to be VERY effective. Also raw yogurt and liquid refrigerated probiotics (like Kombucha!) are very helpful. I’d never heard of grapeseed oil, but that stuff works all kinds of miracles, so I’m not at all surprised to see it mentioned. Props to you for nursing through it, though. That’s apparently the best thing you can do.
    Henry’s face in that last picture is just priceless! He’s SO cute!

  • Ellen June 20, 2012, 12:47 pm

    He is just SO CUTE! Really! Love the onesie. 🙂

  • Haley June 20, 2012, 1:11 pm

    He is seriously the cutest little thing ever! I can’t stand the adorable-ness!!!

  • Melissa June 20, 2012, 1:59 pm

    The Husband looks like such a proud dad! Congrats to you all and I’m very impressed that you’ve kept up with blogging. I honestly cannot even remember the first 2 weeks of my son’s life, it was all such a sleep deprived haze, so it’s wonderful for you that you’ll have a record of it. Enjoy motherhood, you’re wearing it well!

  • Amber K June 20, 2012, 2:08 pm

    I am amazed at how much you are getting done. Super mom to the rescue!

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