Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ben at 8 months... and 9

Ben's stats as of Nov 23rd at his 9 mo well check:

Height: 26.75 in (3%)
Weight: 18 lb 1 oz (22%)

11/28/15 Ben at 9 months

Ben wears his emotions on his sleeve.  He's very very quick to smile but he's also not shy about telling you when he's not happy.  Overall he's pretty easy going and will sit and play for quite a while only coming to get me when he's dirty, hungry, or tired.
He's absolutely all over the place.  He's not walking yet but he is pulling up on everything and is starting to let go.
He loves vegetables.  He'll eat most any baby food I give him, but he really seems to love veggies.  He's almost entirely on formula now as he just wasn't getting enough from mom.  He also really seems to love cheerios and is getting really coordinated at getting them into his mouth.
He makes lots of noises- grunts, squeals, snorts, etc.  As long as there are not constants involved he's good.
He got moved into his own room.  I did have him in a room with Caroline, but they just wake up too much at night and play.  Since moving him into his own room he's been sleeping through the night like a champ- usually about 12 hours.  There have been a few times that he'll cry but he usually goes right back to sleep on his own.  There have also been a couple times when I'll just happen to wake up and look at the baby monitor and see that he's awake and playing in his crib.  Not making any noise at all- just playing.
He went through a phase where he really really liked his "Elasta-Girl" toy.  I guess it was easy to hang onto and good for chewing.
He's pretty regular about taking a short nap in the morning (usually about 1/2 an hour) and then a longer nap after lunch (usually around 2 hours- while Caroline is napping- it's a beautiful time.)
Ben had a surgery on November 2nd to bring down his un-decended testicle.  We went to the hospital pretty early and were home around noon.  He slept most of the afternoon- until about 5:00- and after that you'd have never known that he'd had surgery at all.  In fact it was a bit of a challenge to keep him from climbing around too much.  He never even got off his napping schedule.
He got his two bottom teeth on November 3rd.  Conveniently while he was still on a pretty regular schedule of pain meds from his surgery.

Some of these pictures are from a little further back- I just barely got them off the ipad.

9/16/15- Sitting up for the first time on his own

10/6/15 Starting to climb

11/4/15 Ben's 8 month photo

11/2/15 Before surgery

After surgery.  

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Lucy Wilde, A purple minion, Kevin the yellow minion, and Vector

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