Up to Alba's birth

This section lists events between the time Henry begins his visits to Clare's childhood and the birth of Alba. Henry and Clare's relationship changes as Henry begins to experience those visits which Clare has known about for years. They now begin to have shared memories of her childhood.

When Alba is born, their relationship changes again. Henry now has someone else who has experienced time travel. He and Alba share a bond that he and Clare cannot.

March 1994 - June 1995 Page: 8Alba: Clare: Henry: 30-32
Henry travels back to 1981 - 1982 and visits Clare age 10. This is his first trip back to her childhood.
March 1994 Page: 283Alba: Clare: 22Henry: 30
Married Life
April 13 1994 Page: 287Alba: Clare: 22Henry: 30
Henry brings home TV & lottery ticket
Before May 18 1994 Page: 291Alba: Clare: Henry: 30
Henry travels to future to their house, sees Clare 23 or older in her workshop.
This could have happened any time between October 1991 when Henry first meets Clare and May 18 1994 when he tells Clare that he's seen their house in the future.

As Clare is in the workshop, this had to be after they moved in when she was 23
May 18 1994 Page: 291Alba: Clare: 22Henry: 30
House hunting
July 9 1994 Page: 294Alba: Clare: 23Henry: 31
Moving into new house
After July 9 1994 Page: 291Alba: Clare: Henry:
Henry arrives and sees Clare 23 or older in her workshop.
August 28 1994 Page: 295Alba: Clare: 23Henry: 31
Henry, Clare, & Gomez at beach, bookstore
January 15 1995 Page: 297Alba: Clare: 23Henry: 31
Henry disappears from kitchen
February 3 1995 Page: 298Alba: Clare: 23Henry: 31
Henry 39 from 2002-2003 arrives full of glass as Henry, Clare, Charisse, and Gomez are playing a game.
March 8 - April 11 1995 Page: 303Alba: Clare: Henry: 31
Henry deals with his travels to and from the library. We learn about the Cage.
June 9 1995 Page: 305Alba: Clare: Henry: 31
Henry travels back to 1973 Muncie Indiana from the library.
June 1995 - June 1996 Page: 83Alba: Clare: Henry: 32
Henry travels back to June 5 1987 goes to party with Clare 16
This is not Henry's first trip to Clare's childhood, that would be the trip when she was 10. However, this is the first trip to Clare's childhood that we hear of.
July 12 1995 Page: 92Alba: Clare: Henry: 32
Henry travels back to September 27 1987 helps Clare 16 get revenge on Jason.
This might possibly have occurred prior to the trip to back to the party. All we know of that trip is Henry was 32, It could have occurred between now and June of 1996.
July 12 1995 Page: 103Alba: Clare: 24Henry: 32
Henry returns from Jason revenge, kisses Clare's scar.
December 17 1995 Page: 309Alba: Clare: 24Henry:
Henry 8 from 1971-1972 arrives while Clare is visiting Kimy; Clare decides to have a baby
A very interesting statement here by Clare. She says she's never seen Henry travel to the future like this. That means that every Henry she has ever been visited by is from the future.
March 11 1996 Page: 310Alba: Clare: 24Henry: 32
First appointment with Dr. Kendrick
April 6 1996 Page: 313Alba: Clare: 24Henry: 32
Kendrick calls Henry after his son is born
Several interesting things here. Henry tells Kendrick that he knew about his son because he saw the birth certificate, in 1999. That would mean that sometime before this date, Henry travelled forward to 1999 and saw the certificate.

However, when Henry was visiting Clare and discussing free will, she mentions that Henry had written down information about a baby with Down's syndrome that she was supposed give this to him in 1991, one would assume right after they met in real-time. Henry was 35 in that conversation.
So, Henry younger then 35 had the information. If he needed to get that information to himself before he met Kendrick, why would he give it to Clare before 1984 and not to another version of himself?

Also, Henry was always very vague about when he and Clare would meet in real-time, yet this would seem to indicate that since before she was 13 Clare knew she would have met Henry by or in 1991. All of this seems a bit weird.
April 7 1996 Page: 317Alba: Clare: Henry: 32
Henry travels back to 1971 after meeting with Kendrick again, has Ovaltine with Henry 8,
April 12 1996 Page: 321Alba: Clare: 24Henry: 32
Kendrick starts treating Henry
Spring 1996 Page: 325Alba: Clare: 24Henry:
Clare wants a baby
April 13 1996 Page: 326Alba: Clare: Henry: 32
Henry travels back to October 2, 1966, sits in tree, decides to have baby.
The book states that Henry is 33 when he makes the decision to have a baby. However, by the time Henry is 33 Clare has already been pregnant and had her first miscarriage. It would make no sense for Henry at that point to make this decision. He must have made this decision before Clare gets pregnant in April of 1996. At that time Henry is 32 not 33.
April 22 1996 Page: 328Alba: Clare: 24Henry: 32
Clare gets pregnant
We know that Clare has her first miscarriage on June 3 in her eighth week of pregnancy.
June 3 1996 Page: 328Alba: Clare: 25Henry: 32
First miscarriage
June 13 1996 Page: 330Alba: Clare: 25Henry: 32
Henry in sleep lab
While Henry is at the sleep lab, he leaves and travels to somewhere in the snow, then quickly returns to the sleep lab. We don't know if he's travelled forward or back.
June 1996 - June 1997 Page: 377Alba: Clare: Henry: 33
Henry travels forward to December 28 2000 and unknowingly impregnates Clare 29
November 13 1996 Page: 151Alba: Clare: Henry: 33
Henry travels back to December 22 1991 sees Clare 20 and Henry 28 at Violent Femmes concert
October 12 1997 Page: 333Alba: Clare: 26Henry: 34
Second miscarriage
February 16 1998 Page: 333Alba: Clare: 26Henry: 34
Kendrick finds time travel gene
June 1998 - June 1999 Page: 72Alba: Clare: Henry: 35
Henry travels back to August 23 1984 he and Clare 13 discuss free will
August 12 1998 Page: 335Alba: Clare: 27Henry: 35
Clare's mother dies
September 8 1998 Page: 352Alba: Clare: Henry:
Henry 36 arrives from July 21 1999, visits Kimy
September 12 1998 Page: 337Alba: Clare: 27Henry: 35
Clare mourns her mother
November 26 1998 Page: 338Alba: Clare: 27Henry: 35
Henry helps Clare open her mother's desk
1999 Page: 68Alba: Clare: 27Henry: 35
Henry & Kendrick discuss Henry's condition.
When Henry is playing chess with Clare in 1994, she talks about him possibly being an angel or spirit. Henry thinks that he and Kendrick were having the same discussion back in 1999. Kendrick believing Henry is harbinger of a new species.
March 13 1999 Page: 335Alba: Clare: 27Henry: 35
Henry & Clare meet baby Rosa
Before June 21 1999 Page: 351Alba: Clare: Henry: 35
Henry 40/41 from 2004 arrives, Henry asks him if he and Clare will ever have a baby
July 21 1999 Page: 349Alba: Clare: Henry: 36
Henry travels back to September 8 1998 visits Kimy after fight with Clare
July 18 1999 - December 31 1999 Page: 63Alba: Clare: Henry: 36
Henry travels back to April 12 1984 plays chess with Clare 12
During their conversation Clare asks Henry if she ever sees two of him. He says yes, and thinks to himself that it happens far more than he would like.

We know of the meeting at the Violent Femmes concert, of the Henry-full-of-glass-in-the-kitchen episode and of Henry impregnating Clare while future Henry sleeps.

It would seem, from Henry's statement, that there are actually many more incidents than these, but we do not hear of them.
December 31 1999 Page: 343Alba: Clare: 28Henry: 36
New Year's Eve, One
January 13 2000 Page: 103Alba: Clare: Henry: 36
Henry travels back to September 11 1988 is sketched by Clare 17 who dates it.
January 13 2000 Page: 106Alba: Clare: 28Henry: 36
Henry returns and looks for date on sketch
January 14 2000 Page: 358Alba: Clare: 28Henry: 36
Kendrick demonstrates time traveling mice
February 9 2000 Page: 41Alba: Clare: Henry: 36
Henry travels back to September 23 1977 and visits Clare 6.
This is Clare's first meeting with Henry.

When Henry travels back to September 23 1977 for Clare's first meeting with him, it was not his first trip back to see Clare as a child.
Let's look at the visits to Clare's childhood that we know Henry 36 has already experienced before he travels back to Clare's first meeting with him.
  • 30/31 - The unknown first trip for Henry when Clare was 10
  • 32 - The party when Clare was 16
  • 32 - Revenge on Jason when Clare was 16
  • 35 - The free will discussion with Clare who was 13
  • 36 - The chess trip with Clare at 12
  • 36 - The sketch trip when Clare was 17

Possible meetings (Henry's age unknown):
  • The diary meeting when Clare is 6.
  • The bikini trip when Clare was 12 (Henry is less than 38)
  • The hiding clothes trip when Clare was 16
February 9 2000 Page: 41Alba: Clare: 28Henry: 36
Henry returns and tells Clare "you threw a shoe at me".
March 27 2000 Page: 42Alba: Clare: Henry: 36
Henry travels back to September 29, 1977 and visits Clare 6.
This is Clare's second meeting with Henry.

In the book it states that Henry is 35, but he clearly tells Clare that he is from March 27 2000 and on this date Henry is 36 not 35.
May 9 2000 Page: 137Alba: Clare: Henry: 36
Henry travels back to December 14 1991 sees Gomez in alley
Weird Gomez moment #2.

At this meeting Henry tells Gomez that he will be 38 when Clare first meets him.
This is not true, he will be 36. In fact, his trip back to Clare's first meeting with him occurred on February 9 2000 just 3 months ago in Henry's time.

If we look at it from Henry's timeline:
  • February 9th he travels back to Clare's first meeting with him
  • 6 weeks later on March 27th he travels back to Clare's second meeting with him
  • 6 weeks later on May 9th he claims that he will be 38 when Clare meets him.

It just does not make sense. Actually, these three trips are really messed up. The book states that on the second trip he is 35 but he is 36, and the third says that he is 38 and he is 36. As this first meeting is a hugely important event in the title character's life, its odd that it is reported incorrectly.

Given Henry's light-hearted attitude in this meeting it might even make sense for him when he travels back to 1991 to tell Gomez "Clare met me when she was six, just three months ago 9 years from now in 1977".

Another thing to note here is that, in this conversation, Gomez mentions a photograph Clare has of Henry from June 7 1988. In the photo, Henry looks older, about the way he looks here in 2000. By Henry's reaction we know that he does not yet know about the photo, which means that occurs in the future from him, but we do not know exactly when.
After having been with Clare for 9 years, why does Henry not know about this photograph?
May 11 2000 Page: 362Alba: Clare: 28Henry:
Henry 39 from June - December 2002 arrives and tells Clare to persevere.
June 3 2000 Page: 365Alba: Clare: 29Henry: 36
Henry gives up on having a baby
June 9 2000 Page: 366Alba: Clare: Henry: 36
Henry travels back to November 19 1986 visits Clare 15, her first kiss, after vasectomy attempt
June 9 2000 Page: 370Alba: Clare: 29Henry: 36
Henry apologizes to Clare for first kiss, she deduces the vasectomy
September 2000 Page: 373Alba: Clare: 29Henry: 37
Baby Dreams
September 23 2000 Page: 374Alba: Clare: 29Henry: 37
Clare has more baby dreams
September 27 2000 Page: 375Alba: Clare: 29Henry: 37
Sixth miscarriage
Clare's first miscarriage was June 3 1996.
Her second was October 12 1997.
This means she had a miscarriage every year for six straight years.
December 28 2000 Page: 377Alba: Clare: 29Henry: 37
Henry 33 from June 1996 - June 1997 arrives, impregnates Clare.
February 12 2001 Page: 378Alba: Clare: 29Henry: 37
Clare tells Henry she's pregnant
February 20 2001 Page: 379Alba: Clare: 29Henry: 37
Morning sickness
April 19 2001 Page: 380Alba: Clare: 29Henry: 37
2002 Before June Page: 271Alba: Clare: Henry: 38
Henry travels back to October 23 1993 to stand-in at wedding with Clare 22.
August 20 2001 Page: 381Alba: Clare: 30Henry: 38
Baby name discussion
August 23 2001 Page: 391Alba: Clare: Henry: 38
Henry travels forward to November 16 2011 meets Alba 10 sees Clare 40
August 24 2001 Page: 391Alba: Clare: 30Henry: 38
Henry tells Clare about meeting Alba
September 2001 - September 2005 Page: 385Alba: Clare: Henry: 38-43
Henry travels forward and visits Alba
Between September 2001 and September 2005 Henry travels forward and visits Alba several times.

When Clare and Charisse on July 26 2008 take the kids to the diner, she tells Alba 7 that Henry will arrive on August 29. When Henry meets Alba for the first time in 2011 when she is 10 she tells him that she saw him about a year ago, she would have been 9, and that he visited several times when she was 8.
September 5 2001 Page: 402Alba: Clare: Henry: 38
Henry travels back to his old school (year unknown) during Clare's labor.
September 5 2001 Page: 402Alba: Clare: 30Henry: 38
Alba is born.