And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Things I've Learned

The things I've learned about Benjamin and his developing personality in the past 5 months.....

- Benjamin is extremely outgoing. There is no hint of introvert in this kid. He will do anything in his power (including screeching) to get you to pay attention to him and play with him. He loves interaction.

- Benjamin is extremely happy. With the exception of nighttime, naptime and church (don't ask me why), he is the happiest baby around. He spends the majority of his day smiling. He'll smile at most people. The other day he was in his swing in front of the glass front door. When the mailman walked up to give us our mail, Ben gave him a huge grin. He'll smile at his toys. He'll smile at random things....the latest favorite is the refrigerator.

- Benjamin has his own way of doing things already. He doesn't do things the conventional way- he has a mind of his own. Brian went as far as calling him the baby anarchist the other day. His sleeping habits are totally unpredictable yet he seems ok with it all. When he poops, he has to bring his hands up in front of his face. I can always tell when it's about to happen because two chubby little hands go straight up in front of his face. It gets the job done....but oddly.

- Benjamin loves bananas. As long as there are bananas in the dish, he'll whatever solids we throw his way. Bananas and peas, bananas and squash, bananas and carrots. At first I thought it was the sweetness that the banana added but we tried with pears and apples and it didn't work. Only banana.

- Benjamin is extremely cuddly already. He falls asleep with either Lovey or Albus right next to his face, or sometimes, on top of his face. Don't soon as he's asleep I remove said stuffed animal so he can breathe. He nuzzles in as tightly as he can to them.
- Benjamin is going to be very active. The only time he sits still is when he's sleeping....and we all know how much of that he does.
Each day I feel like I learn more and more about him and learning about him teaches me important life lessons. More to come....for's playtime :)

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