Tuesday, November 30

So Fast?

How do little people grow up so fast? Last week we went to California for Thanksgiving. Before we left Benjamin could sit up a little with our help and was barely eating solids. By the time we left California he was downing jars of baby food and sitting all by himself. Also, he is doing so much better at rolling over. However, sometimes he gets stuck on one side so he starts army crawling, by default, he doesn't really mean to. It is completely insane how fast he is growing up!!

Look how big I am!!!
This was a scene I happened upon as Makayla was playing the computer.
Benjamin with his sweet cousin Easton. It will be so cute to see them play as they get older. Easton was trying to hold Benjamin. Easton is about 10 months older than Benjamin!!

Sunday, November 14

6 Month Stats

Okay, so my little guy is still so little. By far my smallest of all of my kids. He either has the Bell metabolism (that I did NOT inherit once I got married....darn it!) or my milk isn't cream this time. Anyway, he weighed in at 14 lbs 6 oz which is the 4th percentile!! That is actually down from the 10th percentile the last time, but my doctor isn't worried at all, which is good because I really am not worried. He was almost 26 inches long which is the 27th percentile!! So, long and skinny (okay, not really that long but in comparison to his length he is still a cute little bean pole)!!
I started him on solids this week. He isn't loving it, but he will get it. I waited as long as I could because I really don't enjoy the baby food scene. But, he is always trying to eat my table food so it was time.

Let me tell you a little about Benjamin at this age. He is the CUTEST little guy. He is the smiliest kid there is. I am not joking. I went to the doctors the other day, to see if I need sinus surgery (a whole other story) and the nurse couldn't even concentrate on what she was saying to me and what I was saying back because he was smiling, laughing, and cooing at her. She couldn't get enough of him. That is pretty much how it goes. I really can't say how many people interrupt themselves talking to me because they just have to comment on how adorable he is. One person yesterday said "He is so darling. He smiles with his whole body!" Which he does. He really is a happy baby. He does still like attention which still makes it a bit difficult at times. But, his siblings absolutely adore him so he gets a whole lot of it!!

Benjamin has learned to roll over, finally. The great news is he still doesn't do it very often. He hates being on his stomach so he doesn't roll to that very much. If I put him on his stomach he rolls to his back pretty fast. I am liking that he isn't on the move yet. I am SOOO not ready for that. He can also sit up on his own for a short bit. It is getting longer and longer each day. I am ready for him to do that as life gets so much more fun for him. I have the bumbo, but he wiggles and arches his back to try to get out that it is no longer safe for him to be in it.
I love this little guy. There is not a day that goes by that I am not grateful for him. He is such a blessing to our family!!