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!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


New developments in Benj's world! Another lesson in parenting....enjoy every stage because it will pass soooo quickly. I feel like he is growing up before my very eyes every single day. I look at him and can't believe he's the same person as the tiny mewing thing we took home from the hospital 7.5 months ago.

I took him to church the other day and prayed he would behave and let me get a few hours of work done. The janitor at church hadn't seen him in quite a while and was amazed at how much he had grown. He saw him and said "What a jolly little fella!!" Jolly- that is a good word to describe him. When I hear "jolly" I think- happy. Ben is definitely that. He has developed this new high-pitched noise that almost sounds operatic. He "sings" while jumping in the jumper, sitting on the floor and yes...will occasionally take breaks from nursing to whistle a happy tune. "Jolly" also immediately brings to mind a nice plump, round person. 22 pound Ben is definitely that :) I'm starting to think that people will look at us and think I'm one of the mothers that decides to breastfeed their 9 year old because by the time I wean him, he'll be the same size....ok maybe not but you get the point.

Here is a classic picture of Ben that shows off his newest and most exciting skill. This is the pose I find him in now the majority of the time....on the rug in the family room and even in his crib upstairs when he's supposed to be napping and sleeping. His sleeping has definitely been further hindered by his new found ability to move around....who wants to lay down and sleep when you can be up on all fours scooting around backwards? (Yes....he can go backwards but hasn't figured out the forwards thing yet so he is permanently in reverse)
Our weekly CSA share arrived on Tuesday and we've been having a lot of fun experimenting with new recipes and vegetables that we normally don't eat and maybe even have never tried. We made a yummy stirfry with mizuna, delicious omelets with garlic scapes, arugula, feta and spinach, and Brian had fun figuring out what to do with and orange beet. Of course Ben has no desire to participate in our weekly yield...he's happy to eat bananas and occasionally baby yogurt.
Naptime is over...I just heard the tell tale "thump" coming from the crib upstairs followed by the sound of velcro. We have breathable bumper pads in his crib because for a while he would stick his arms and legs through the slats and then scream like he was mortally wounded until we went in and freed him. We put the breathable bumpers up and they connect by velcro. Little man has discovered that velcro is fun and makes lots of noise when you pull it apart. It totally terrified one of poor babysitters who heard the noise coming through the monitor and thought someone had broken into our house and was upstairs doing something to Ben. "Thump thump thump....KRRRRRRRRRR" The sounds of my house this morning :)

1 comment:

Lyle said...

Great to see Ben up on all fours. MOBILITY!