Roll Over and Left Out

in Henry







Last week’s horrendous sleep regression suddenly seems well worth it.  Apparently, babies regress in their sleep patterns while tackling a big physical or mental development milestone.  Henry was sleeping horribly last week but showing off no new skills… until yesterday!  We have roll overs.  Sooo many roll overs.  They say your child is a newborn for three months and a baby for only one year – I feel like we’ve officially exited newborn-ness and entered babyhood. 


Look!  Crawl position.  Lord help us all.


(Are we starting to look more alike?  I think so!  I didn’t mind how much he looked like Kristien at first, but it’s kind of nice to see similarities between Henry and me now, too.)


As far as my momma personality goes, I haven’t been super fixated on developmental milestones – I kind of just feel like Henry does what he’s supposed to do when he’s doing it.  It’s very cool to watch, of course.  But this milestone feels so HUGE to me!  After all – big boys crawl.  And crawling leads to walking!


Proud momma moment of the morning – done. 


Can I have a sad cooking moment, now?


I made this fabulous Quiche Cornbread last night. I followed the basic recipe but mixed in canned corn, mushrooms, and tomatoes in the eggy top.  It was good! 


I was super pumped for leftovers this morning… But at 6:00 AM, when Henry and I walked into the kitchen, I was very sad to realize that I had left the leftovers out on the kitchen counter overnight.  Cooking fail.


Peanut butter toast, anyone?



  • Kara October 2, 2012, 7:59 am

    He is definitely starting to look more like you, similar bone structure! My son has brown eyes like me but everything else looks like his Daddy. Despite this everyone always says he looks more like me just because my hubby is blonde/blue eyed! I couldn’t wait for my son to roll over,crawl,walk…however now he is running he is into EVERYTHING! Make the most of not having to watch him every second, it’s exhausting! BTW your son is so cute x

    • Caitlin October 2, 2012, 8:03 am

      Thank you 😉

  • laine October 2, 2012, 8:03 am

    I would have eaten that…

    Did you know that babies are designed to look more like fathers? That’s because since the beginning of time, moms have been able to tell that the baby was theirs (since it came out of them) but the only way a dad would know (and therefore stick around and take care of the baby and mom) is if the baby looked like him. Which is why Demi Moore’s kids all look like Bruce Willis, Christy Brinkleys kid is the spitting image of Billy Joel, etc.

    • Caitlin October 2, 2012, 8:06 am

      I’ve heard about this! Makes sense.

      • DadHTP October 2, 2012, 9:51 am

        great for all the paranoid dads out there, and the science is…unknown?

    • Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution October 2, 2012, 8:52 am

      Is that scientific? A natural selection thing perhaps? I studied Genetics in grad school and it doesn’t really seem like it has a scientific basis. (not trying to shoot down your theory, I just can’t seem to wrap my head around it scientifically)

    • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope October 2, 2012, 9:11 am

      I look just like my mom…lol.

      • Kelly October 2, 2012, 9:46 am

        To me, it always seems like the first born children look like their dads, especially first born girls. I am first born and I look more like my Dad than my Mom. My niece looks just like her dad, and so many other examples where you see the first born kid and they look just like dad!

        • Jessica October 2, 2012, 12:11 pm

          I am a firstborn girl & I look EXACTLY like my mother. I look nothing like my father.

          • Kara October 2, 2012, 1:06 pm

            I am first born and look exactly like my Mum too! I don’t agree with this theory, mainly because I don’t think you can tell who a baby looks like when they’re first born anyway! My son looks nothing like he did when he was first born…He had black hair when born which is now dark blonde, had really small squinty eyes which are now so large everyone comments on them; I could go on… Most dad’s would no way be able to tell if they looked like them, unless they had a specific feature such as ginger hair or funny shaped ears!

  • Presley @ Run Pretty October 2, 2012, 8:09 am

    My three month old recently reverted back to two hour stretches of sleep at a time. Maybe big things are on the horizon?! Let’s hope so. I don’t want to be this zomebie-like at work for nothin’!

    • Katya October 2, 2012, 11:09 am

      uh, mine too…every 2-3hrs…brutal!

    • JessicaE October 2, 2012, 11:36 am

      The three month growth spurt is probably what’s happening. Its one of the worst and longest according to my doctor :/

    • Claire October 2, 2012, 1:00 pm

      We hit the four month sleep regression early (around 3 and 1/2 months) and we were at newborn-esque sleep until 5 months. :/ It was definitely the worst so far (the 9 month sleep regression only lasted two weeks). I hope it’s not so bad for you!

  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat October 2, 2012, 8:31 am

    He is definitely starting to look more like you – especially in the wide-eyed photo! He’s getting so big! Way to make the safer food choice – it’s tempting when you feel like you’ve wasted food though! 🙂

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 2, 2012, 8:31 am

    YAY Henry! But boo kitchen fail. I hate when I do things like that. Yesterday afternoon as I walked through the Living Room, I realized there was a 1/4 glass of milk sitting on the table. It was my mom’s from the night before! I sent her a picture and an email to work saying we’d save it for her (we obviously didn’t) but I’m glad it was just a little bit of milk and not something super yummy she left out. 😉

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats October 2, 2012, 8:38 am

    It looks like you have the same chin! And congrats to Henry on the roll over!!! First step towards movement!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed October 2, 2012, 8:38 am

    Congrats to little Henry! And YES he is looking more like his mama 🙂

  • Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer October 2, 2012, 8:41 am

    I totally see more of you now! Way to go big guy, he’ll be on the move in no time! This is such a fun time because they learn so much so fast.

  • Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution October 2, 2012, 8:51 am

    I can definitely see the resemblance, he definitely has your chin.

  • Natalie @ Free Range Human October 2, 2012, 8:51 am

    Go Henry! Good job!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 2, 2012, 8:52 am

    I hate when I ruin leftovers by leaving them out. Such a letdown in the morning. But hey, peanut butter toast doesn’t sound too shabby!!

  • Vanessa October 2, 2012, 9:00 am

    I would’ve eaten that too. Even though it’s probably not safe from a food safety point of view, I always leave my dinner leftovers covered and out on the counter for the next day. I suppose I’ll change that habit when I get food poisoning.

  • j3nn October 2, 2012, 9:06 am

    Henry has BEAUTIFUL blue eyes! And yes, he is starting to look more and more like you, he’s just a different color scheme. 😀 His eye shape is definitely yours. I see it! Pretty baby, pretty momma! So cute.

  • Kristin October 2, 2012, 9:07 am

    Go, Baby Henry, go!

    I’ve left out leftovers on the counter and it can be devastating! (And I hate wasting food.) It looked great though.


  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope October 2, 2012, 9:10 am

    eh, i would still eat it. just warm it up real good:)
    And he does look like you–so cute.

  • Marisa E October 2, 2012, 9:16 am

    I would have totally still eaten it too…ha! {if it passes the sniff test}

    Yay for Henry’s new milestone!! They come and go so quickly. Those big baby blue’s kill me!!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles October 2, 2012, 9:24 am

    He’s definitely got your chin :-p

  • Ashlee October 2, 2012, 9:29 am

    He IS looking more like you!
    I want to try your cornbread quiche, but I don’t have a large cast iron skillet! Have you ever tried making it in anything else? I wonder if it makes a big difference?

    • Caitlin October 2, 2012, 9:36 am

      I haven’t but I bet a glass casserole dish would work.

  • Elisabeth October 2, 2012, 9:32 am

    He is so stinking adorable! (and definitely looking a little more like you…although still a lot like dad 😉 ). Oh, and I have to ‘fess up – I would totally have eaten the leftovers anyhow! I take leftovers from dinner for my work lunch (I work night shift) and never refrigerate it – it usually sits out from about 8pm until 4 am (not that I’m trying to tell everyone to do this). 🙂

  • Shari October 2, 2012, 9:32 am

    Yay, Henry! Proud Mama Moments must be such fun! 🙂

  • Lindsay October 2, 2012, 9:35 am

    Is it bad that I would still eat the leftovers? I’ve never had food poisoning… I’m sure I’ll be more cautious when I finally do!

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) October 2, 2012, 9:37 am

    Yes he is looking more like you everyday!

    I noticed the exact same pattern with Clara. Sleep regression and then the next thing I new she was rolling over both ways and all over her crib! Guess it makes sense that those milestones are HARD work for little ones and thus cause regression in other areas. Heres to moving forward!

  • Karen @ Runner Girl Eats October 2, 2012, 9:41 am

    Even worse than leaving things out over night is getting to work and realizing that you left your lunch on the counter. The quiche looks great too 🙁
    Congrats on the roll! Thats HUGE.

  • Amanda K. October 2, 2012, 9:48 am

    wait. wait. i’ve ALWAYS thought henry looked like you. i think i even left a comment when he was born saying something to that effect… am i the ONLY one!??!?!

    and i’ve heard the first three months called “the fourth trimester”. and i totally think that’s a good label — congrats on surviving the fourth trimester! (and condolences on the leftovers. that’s heartbreaking.)

  • Life's a Bowl October 2, 2012, 9:57 am

    Aw, yay for Henry! I probs would have still eaten that 😛

  • Racheal @ Running with Racheal October 2, 2012, 9:59 am

    Yay Henry!

    I can see the resemblance between you two. 🙂

  • Laura October 2, 2012, 10:08 am

    Henry is so cute! I do see some of your traits starting to show! By the way I love the fact that you work that cornbread quiche recipe – it reminds me so much of how most people actually cook and shows how you can take the same recipe and tweak it to have a new experience! You do a really good job of being real/inspiring at the same time. 🙂

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life October 2, 2012, 10:22 am

    Oh boy!! Congratulations, Henry!! When my son rolled over for the first time my husband and I were jumping around like two fools. You would have thought we won the lottery or something! We were so proud. 🙂 Just wait ’til he takes those first steps! Talk about a proud moment…

  • Katie B October 2, 2012, 10:31 am

    I made your cornbread quiche last night too. Sooooo good. Sooo easy.

  • Beks October 2, 2012, 10:35 am

    He has your chin! Go Henry on the roll overs! Score!

  • Stef October 2, 2012, 10:35 am

    Yay for rolling over! And I probably wouldn’t have eaten the leftovers either, but I am super paranoid about things like that.

  • Carol October 2, 2012, 10:47 am

    YAY Congrats baby Henry!!!

  • Cori October 2, 2012, 11:06 am

    Aww so cute….and with you posting this it made me think about when Buggie first rolled over…and I realized it was 3 years ago TODAY 9easy to remember since it’s my bro in laws bday!) Now I’m all nostalgic. Probably because the twins are such little pooperstinks this week.

  • Amy Q October 2, 2012, 11:22 am

    LOVE the pictures! They made me smile. My boys are 11 and 13 now- the days are long, but the years are short. This is such a fun stage. Hell, they’re all fun stages. Enjoy! AND YES, I think he started looking like you in that Month 3 Update shot!

  • Annie October 2, 2012, 12:00 pm

    Great shots of Henry! He looks a little shocked that he pulled off such a feat! 🙂

  • Lesley October 2, 2012, 12:17 pm

    Henry is so cute. He always looks so alert and ready to learn about the world!

  • Carolina John October 2, 2012, 12:33 pm

    Outstanding! Mine never did learn to roll over as babies. Now of course they can do it on command or anytime they find a hill.

  • Ashley October 2, 2012, 12:46 pm

    He truly is adorable =)

    But be fore warned…there is a terrible sleep regression right around 4 months. It’s actually called, “The 4 Month Wakeful”. Babies just seem to go through it for no good reason. They stay up longer stretches and can be difficult to get to sleep. Or they wake up in the middle of the night wide awake and ready to party. My son didn’t go though this, but my daughter did. It can last a few weeks. Hopefully it was just him learning this new skill set though. Because the 4MW SUCKS.

  • Julie October 2, 2012, 1:03 pm

    It’s funny how ridiculously excited we get over our children’s milestones. 🙂 It doesn’t end anytime soon either – my daughter is now 12, & she just made her junior high show choir, & I couldn’t be more pumped about it! 🙂 I remember when she 6 or 7ish & we were at the state fair, & she got picked (along w/ half a dozen other kids) to go up onstage for one of the clown shows (she was just randomly chosen from the audience – absolutely no reason for me to feel pride of any sort), & I saw her up there & cried! Super ridiculous! 😛

    She looked a lot like her dad when she was an infant (even my mom thought so), but she changed so much by the time she was in kindergarten that ever since then everyone comments on how much she looks like me. 🙂

  • Annette@FitnessPerks October 2, 2012, 1:41 pm

    Wahoo! Rolling over. That’s exciting!

    Not gonna lie, I probably would’ve still eaten it 😉

  • Jess October 2, 2012, 2:28 pm

    It really is true, sleep regression and learning new tricks. I remember hearing Ella cry in the night. I’d go in her room and she’d be on all fours with her eyes shut. she was literally trying to crawl in her sleep. It was funny and kind of sad for her. I’d help her down to her belly or back on her back and she’d go right back to sleep.

  • Amber K October 2, 2012, 2:41 pm

    Henry is such a cutie. I don’t know who he looks more like, just that he’s cute!

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 2, 2012, 3:01 pm

    Go, Henry, go! Too cute. I think you do look a bit alike now…I like your bangs in that pic, too. I am totally gross and shameless and most likely would have eaten the quiche anyway. It looks too good to toss!

  • Avery @ YoungAspirations October 2, 2012, 4:05 pm

    I definitely can see both of you in him. I love that his cute little features are getting so prominent! Yay for crawling babies, here comes the fun! 🙂

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