Thursday, October 1, 2009

3 months old

Wow, my little man is one quarter of a year old!!! I just can't believe how fast time has gone by. Benjamin is amazing, and my love for him continues to grow more and more each day. He is so precious!!! Ben has rolled over (from his tummy to his back) 3 times in the past day. Now, we are working on rolling from his back to his tummy, but that's a little harder. I am trying to play with him more on the floor, but he gets pretty fussy after about 10 minutes of laying there. I did get him one of those bouncy seat things that you hang in the doorway. It says it is for babies 4 months and up, but I put Ben in it with a couple of blankets, and he seems to enjoy it. He is not all smiles, but he is content and is happy to be in there for about 20-30 minutes at a time.
Recently Ben's circ. has looked better and better, the skin is starting to pull away which is very good!!! It is still not completely healed properly, but I can tell it will be an easy fix. He goes back to Valley Children's at the end of the month.
Ben's personality is really shining through. He is laughing a bunch, and loves being tickled and wiggled. I have a feeling he is going to love roller coasters cause he loves being dipped around. His laugh is the most adorable sound I have ever heard. It makes me laugh so hard, which just makes him laugh even more. So fun!
Derek went to Boston he had a great time, but came to the realization that he is not much of a bar guy anymore. He said he was ready for bed every night by around 10pm, but his buddies wanted to stay out all night. He felt like an old man! I could tell he really missed Ben. He called and texted often to see how his little guy was doing. So sweet.
It is getting cooler here and it seems as though fall has finally arrived. Which is great. But, Ben needs some warmer clothes! It has been fun buying him warmer clothes. I got some cute sweaters, and long onesies. I actually just bought him some pants and they were 6 months, and they fit him!! He is so dang long..or tall, not really sure which word to use, that it is hard to find pants that fit. He is not super chubby, but he has super long legs. And finding socks/shoes that fit, well that's impossible. His feet are long and skinny. I had to by 12 month socks for him!! He is a growing boy, and it is so fun to watch the little guy grow!


Jenna said...

I feel like my baby is lame :( He hasn't rolled yet and he still doesn't hardly ever laugh. He just opens his mouth wide or talks. Did Ben roll on his own or were you helping him back and forth at first? Jax can't seem to get his arm out of the way or his weight shifted enough to actually get over. He tries so hard!

Mary said...

When he rolled from his tummy to his back, it was on his own. But I have to help him roll from his back to his tummy. He only did it 3 times since yesterday, and now he won't do it. It may have been a fluke.

Holly said...

That's so exciting! I love seeing pictures of him giggling. I don't think I have ever seen a happier baby. Although either it's just the climate of the day or intense hormones, I got teary-eyed reading this one!

Mary said... is probably the hormones. And don't think they go away after the baby comes out...they stick around!!! I am sorry your day has been poopy! Soon you will be with your honey though!

catd said...

Mary, you will love having this journal as Ben grows. Just talking about how you are feeling on an average day. Those are the things we miss when we can't remember. We always remember the big things but everydayness just gets lost in the years.
Dad and I love how you interact with Benjamin. Dad said he could just sit and watch YOU all day. You and Derek are being such good parents.
And, in case Jenna reads this...don't worry. He'll figure it all out. First they do alot of these things by accident (like Mary said) and then they start figuring it out.
I love all you girls experiencing the miracle of pregnancy and motherhood.