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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Nine Months!

Benjamin is 9 months old today.  (I started writing this on Monday.  He's 9 months and 4 days old now).

What is our little guy up to?  Well ...

He plays peek a boo - either using his arms or any fabric prop.  Blankets and bibs are his favorites.

He gives a great high five.

He loves - and is fascinated by - his brother and sister.  Family members get a pretty spectacular greeting from Ben when we greet him.  We call him "a coiled spring of delight."  He bunches himself up into a ball, then throws his arms and legs out super-wide and beams an enormous grin. 

These fancy purple pants are his Hip Helpers.  He's incredibly flexible, so he needs to learn how to keep his legs together for crawling and walking.  The Hip Helpers encourage that.  The pants are purple because we borrowed them from a little girl who had outgrown them.

Ben is little.  He had his check up today, and he weighed in at 13 pounds, 6 ounces.  He's 26 inches long.

He can roll over, front to back and back to front.  He can get himself around the living room, but he doesn't always move with purpose.  Sometimes ... he gets stuck under the couch.  :)

He can sit up for short periods.  Yay!

He eats stage 2 purees.  Ben shows a distinct preference for fruits instead of veggies.  In an effort to help him grow, we fortify his breastmilk with coconut oil.  We still don't really do cereals at all.  He has tried - and successfully eaten - puffs.  He can't pick them up on his own though.

He sleeps in a pack & play in our closet.  (Third child.  Evan got a painted nursery and matching bedding, but he's the only one).  We hope to move the boys in together this summer.  Right now Ben goes to bed around 8/8:30, and wakes up around 7 a.m.

Isn't he beautiful?


  1. He is beautiful. Love all of his smiles. :) ~Crystal :)

  2. He is gorgeous, and it seems like he brings so much joy into your lives. Can't wait to meet him! Love you friend.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! He is doing great! I think we all have little peanuts!