Monday, April 24, 2017

Henry Seewald's 11-Week Milestone

Henry Seewald is eleven weeks old today, and he weighs nearly 16 lbs, which means he has almost doubled his birth weight of 8 lbs, 11 oz. Today, Henry sat up in the Seewalds' Bumbo seat for the first time.

Henry Wilberforce Seewald

For comparison, here is a snapshot of big brother Spurgeon Seewald at around the same age. 

Jordyn Duggar and Spurgeon Seewald, January 2016

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93 comments:

  1. Wow! They look just the same! My babies were chunky too. My oldest weighed 20 lbs. when he was 4 months old.

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  2. Boy Henry is a cute sweet big boy. I cant wait to see who he looks like in a few months.😇

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  3. Is Henry OK? He always has a blank expression on his face. Hope he's not autistic. Jessa needs to have that checked out by a real doctor.

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    1. I beg you to please speak blessings and not curses over this precious child. I understand your concern but I think he's just a laid back little guy.

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    2. I know a little girl who a super serious baby, but once she turned one she was the most bubbly little sweet heart. I doubt Henry is autistic, and that's not a polite comment to make IMO

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    3. he is only two months old I'm sure he is fine my kids didn't fully smile till four months old

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    4. How do you know what kind of doctors they are taking them too? The child looks completely fine, all babies are different and it seems that Henry is more serious. In fact he has the same expression as his brother in the photo below. Is there something wrong with you're eyes? You should have them go checked out.

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    5. For heaven's sake. What a strange blog response. The baby is only 11 weeks old. Even at that, babies have different personalities at all stages. That's not a blank expression. He just seems more on the serious side in that picture.

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    6. Has autism EVER been diagnosed at 11 weeks? And by a blog reader??

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    7. Shame on you for even having a negative attitude towards people with Autism. (It's also likely not be possible to diagnose Henry with Autism at this age.) Even people with disabilities are children of God.

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    8. Wow anon. What kind of comment is this??? Henry looks completely fine.

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    9. Strange response.
      Terrible.
      It's a lovely sweet boy.

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    10. Relax everyone. Or better yet resist the urge to respond. I have become convinced there are posters who intentionally say these things for the sole purpose of causing offense and stirring up strife. And, they sure do succeed. They get some kind of twisted pleasure from saying mean things..and getting responses. It's a very low level of maturity that would attack an 11 week old baby. Consider the source, and as Elsa says "let it go"!!

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    11. My kids always got that look on their face when they were working on a BM!

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    12. Hes just a tiny baby what else is he supposed to do? Spurg also looked pretty serious in his picture too. Plus I dont think thats something you can even consider until the child starts to(or doesnt start to) speak

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    13. OH...So we can tell that you are one of THOSE kind of people...SMILE and be sweet today to some stranger, maybe that will rectify your comment some😐Blessings y'all 😉

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    14. Our son never really smiled at that age and people would always comment on how sad and serious he was. He is one year and four months old now and you rarely see him NOT smiling nowadays. He is always happy and content. What a baby does or does not at this youg age means nothing.

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    15. 4:56 on April 24th I think it would be wise to humbly offer an apology because that was a very insensitive comment.

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    16. The absolute earliest autism can be diagnosed is 12 months. Either one doesn't know what one is talking about or one is a troll is sheep's clothing.

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    17. Please tell me i didn't read that.

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    18. To Anonymous on April 24 at 456

      What do you mean a "real doctor"?

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  4. He looks like a preacher already!!

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  5. What's the milestone at 11 weeks? I would think it would be 12 weeks, as he would be 3 months old. Henry sat in Spurge's baby seat. I'm not sure babies at this age can properly hold their heads up as their neck muscles aren't developed yet to do so. He's a bit young for that seat IMO.

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    1. Some babies develop very quickly and can support their necks sooner than others. :)

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    2. Anon @ 5:25 I thought exactly the same thing, reaching a particular milestone means something like 1st smile, baby sitting up unaided for first time, starting to crawl etc. If there is nothing new to report why make up something pointless? He is a little chunky monkey though, those chins lol!

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    3. Actually, babies can. They are all different.

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    4. All babies are different and develop in a different pace.

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    5. As a mother of autistic children I find your comment very offensive. All children are a gift for God regardless of abilities, needs or medical condition.
      To say "hope he is ok" is a unkind and unthoughtful thing to say about an 11 wk old. Just think how you would feel if you were Jesse and Ben reading something like that about their baby.
      Autism is a serious life long medical condition that affects a lot of people, it is not something to be taken lightly and just thrown around like you have. My autistic daughter may well of read this comment as may other autistic people and would be hurt by it. Please think about the comments you put and how they affect others. God bless from U.K.

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    6. people all need to stop harpping about ben,s and jessa,s youngest son. he looks fine and must be thinker and most likely smart will take off walking at 5 months like brothers own childern did yrs ago. as for your daugther ( autistic ) she,ll let you know whats floats her boat gifted in what ever it is for her. try many different things including a animal that might be a great tool to help her shine the best ok

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    7. My above reply was meant for an earlier comment not the one above.
      Thanks

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    8. Every baby develops differently. My son was in a jolly jumper at 6 weeks, and was sitting on his own at 14 weeks.

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  6. You can tell they are brothers!! Henrey doesn't have Jessas full lips like spurgeon does but they still look very similar!! He's going to be quite the handsome little feller!

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    1. They are beautiful boys:). I think Spurgeon looks just like Jessa, and Henry just like Ben's Mom( Gwen)? Henry is a big boy! Wait until those 2 are old enough to wrestle. Put all the breakables away--LOL!

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    2. I can't imagine these parents letting their boys wrestle or
      Roughhouse....to violent.....

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  7. Henry has gotten so big!!!❤️

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  8. So cute! He looks just like Ben, and Spurgeon look just like Jessa.

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  9. He never looks happy!

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    1. All babies have different personalities. Spurg more smiles and Henry is more serious. But it doesn't mean he's unhappy.

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    2. When my kids were that age I couldn't get a smile if waited all day!! Put the cameras down & of course they then smiled. Around 6-7 months all they did was smile st the camera!!

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    3. Henry has more of a serious attitude

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  10. God Bless you and your entire family.

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  11. They look like the same baby!

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  12. He is sooooo cute and squishy! would love to cuddle him and kiss those chubby little cheeks😚😚😚

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  13. Henry has grown so much since January.... Amazing
    Hope they put him on the ice early. Great little hockey player or baseball may be his sport.

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  14. wow what a whopper! so cute and so big....he could be a footballer when he is grown. he is also looking more and more like his dad.

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    1. Way to project gender stereotypes! Not every boy wants to play sports.

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    2. Anonymous @ 8:33, What a ridiculous comment. First of all, it was a comment about his size. Secondly, we have 9 boys and they all love sports. Most boys do. Some don't, and thats fine too. But to say that someone saying he would be big enough to play a certain sport is "projecting gender stereotypes" is beyond ridiculous.

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  15. That is such an adorable picture of Jordyn and Spurgeon! I can't beleive that was a year ago. Spurgeon has grown so much!!

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  16. Good gosh he is huge but adorable! How is it that Jessa and Jill keep having these huge babies? They are beautiful but really large. God bless guys!

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  17. Cindy Walton of Andrew's, TexasApril 25, 2017 at 8:44 AM

    I have often said to young parents,don't take a nap, because when you wake they will 18 and starting their life! I know the Lord has a plan for everone and Henry, life is good with the Lord. Since we are servants for the Lord, ask and it will be known to you. God bless all of you. Henry you are sure cute.

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  18. He is getting big.God Bless!

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  19. He's so precious with those chubby cheeks! He does, however, look thoroughly unimpressed with the bumbo seat. Lol

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  20. Jessa and Ben are great and loving parents but they should do some research on equipment such as this seat, walkers etc. They're really not good for motor development and can actually damage a baby's hips and back. This seat forces infants in a awkward sitting position when they do not yet have the strength, balance, and coordination they need to sit. Any physical therapist or doctor should be able to tell parents this. Not saying they are bad parents, they just don't seem to know better unfortunately

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    1. Um.... you really been misinformed. I don't know what kind of doctor or physical therapist you've talked too but that is hugely false. Walkers are actually really good for babies - especially the kind they have now.

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    2. Wow, don't ever become a doctor. You need to go to classes or maybe Jessa and Ben can help you.

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    3. You need to talk with real doctors and physical therapists

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    4. Walkers are terrible that's why they recalled all of them in Canada.

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    5. To anon. 9:53 I don't know what kind of walkers or equipment are you talking about, but at least here in Canada wheeled walkers for babies are banned and there's a reason why.

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    6. Unfortunatly that is true. In some European countries and Canada those walkers may not be sold because they are a safety hazard and can slow down the motor development of babies. Children spending lots of time in this equipment start walking later (statiscally, so don't say "my little one was walking by 9 month", it's an average) then those who didn't.
      Sitting or standing babies upright before they can sit up for themselves can damage the spine because the bones are still very soft.
      The same is true for "bad" baby carriers so called crotch danglers like the Baby Björn which force the babies into a position they wouldn't choose for themselves (pick a baby up, support it under the bum and hold it close to you and you will see that is gets a round back and pulls up its legs so that the knees are at the height of their navel).

      I don't want to say that Jessa and Ben are bad parents, I really don't! And I would never think that they want to harm their babies, but I think that they are not so well informed and standing in the spotlight they might cause other parents to buy the same things without proper research just because they have these things.

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  21. some of these comments are just stupid.. the baby is fine. he is gorgeous. he looks perfectly healthy and well cared for ... my baby was the same size at the same age. chill out ppl

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    1. Agreed!!! He is a normal healthy little boy who just doesn't like to ham it up for the cameras yet!!! I don't get why anyone would think something is wrong with him based solely on pictures where he isn't smiling.

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    2. Couldn't have said it better myself !!

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    3. No, he's not fine in that seat at that age, used on a sofa. It's a floor seat, for an older baby. The pictures Jill and Jessa have posted with their children in these seats tells us they do not know what they're doing. One tug, one lean from 16 pounds, and that seat would be on the floor, Henry and all...

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    4. I AGREE. Besides, healthy looking babies like these are the cutest.

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    5. 7:50 Did it ever occur to you that someone off camera is right there within reach?

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    6. How many people here got hurt as kids or had kids who got hurt when an adult was standing RIGHT THERE..... Accidents happen faster than a human can react.

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    7. I'd love to know how the someone off camera right there within reach could catch a baby when they're busy taking photos. If there's a trick to things that, such as having 6 arms, I haven't mastered it yet.

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    8. Hey, 6:31 PM -- Maybe there are two people nearby. One taking the photo plus another. Or three people, or even four? The possibilities are endless!

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  22. I think he looks like Ben and Spurgeon looks like Jessa.

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  23. I have an issue that the bumbo that little Henry is sitting on is on the couch. Bumbos have a huge warning saying that a Bumbo should only be placed on the floor and never on any elevated area such as a chair or table. There is a serious potential for a fall injury. So much so that Bumbos were even recalled a few years ago because of the fall hazard.

    That is very irresponsible.

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    1. Have you considered that they simply placed him on the couch for a brief time in order to take the picture? I doubt they would leave him there unattended.

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    2. More importantly bumbo' are not suppose to be used for babies who can't sit up unaided. It clearly says on the packaging! It causes the baby discomfort, & aching back muscles and at worse can damage their spine. No wonder he doesn't look happy!

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    3. Did anyone ever consider that they just put him in the seat to get the picture? They probably don't use it on a regular basis nor leave him in it for hours. Chill. Out. People!!!

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    4. The Duggar girls have used these seats very often for their babies, and have given us numerous pictures to show this. It's of continual concern for viewers.

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  24. It's normal for a baby to double its birth weight in 10-11 weeks.

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    1. Actually babies should double their birthweight by 4 months. That being said, he looks perfectly happy and healthy.

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    2. You want the weight to double by 6 months and triple by 1 year. My son was 8lbs when he was born and at 6 months he was 19lbs, now he is 9 months and 24lbs. Every child gains weight different and develops differently.

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    3. The average baby's birthweight should double by 4 months and triple by 1 year.

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  25. Please please put a side by side of Henry and Johannah at the same age, they look so much alike😇

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  26. Henry is so squeezable and kissable!

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  27. I would enjoy the video of Grandma Duggar's "new" house if I could see it. NEVER can open any of the video's that are on this site. Have no problem anywhere else.

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    1. Hi Jean,

      Are you watching from inside the United States? Most TLC videos can only be viewed from a US IP address. We recommend trying a different browser (our favorites are Mozilla Firefox and Chrome; Internet Explorer is unreliable) and a different device (laptops/desktops are best). We also suggest you update your Adobe Flash Player software (https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/). TLC usually uploads their clips to YouTube a few weeks after they are uploaded to TLC.com, and we always try to share them with those who can't view the originals.

      Hope this helps.
      Lily and Ellie

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  28. He looks like he's content and just taking everything in ! !
    Maybe soon we'll see a smiley picture.....😌

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  29. To all the people making negative comments -- How would you like it if people made negative comments about YOUR precious child??????

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    1. By putting his picture on the internet, they have to realize they are opening themselves up to all sorts of comments. They are obviously willing to subject their child to public scrutiny.

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    2. Oh, please. Speculating that he's not all there mentally because he's not smiling in a photo? That's just ignorant and cruel.

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  30. I had to laugh at this picture of Henry because my daughter looked like this at the 3 month old portrait shoot. I'd just nursed her and she wasn't fully alert and the photographer was doing all sorts of "crazy" things trying to get her to smile. The look is "What ARE those people doing?". LOL Our poor photographer about wore herself out trying to get a smile; if she'd just quieted down and talked to her, played with her a bit, she would have smiled.

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    1. Congrats. You're the voice of reason here.

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  31. An infant of 11 weeks doesn't know to 'ham it up for the cameras' yet. They aren't aware of such things. This child just doesn't smile, nor does it seem that he gives much eye contact. I hope nothings wrong there.

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    1. Alyssa Bates' little girl didn't smile much as a baby, either, and she seems fine now.

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    2. And people said that she probably had autism too. Maybe the medical diagnosis should be left to the doctors...

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  32. He looks like Marcus.

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