Tummy time with a smile – a first for everything.
Napping in the middle of laundry.
One of them seems a little more comfortable with this situation.
We are missing two, but still one of my favorite groups of kiddos.
I have a family of readers.
I slept in this bassinet as a baby. I’ve attempted to use it with all of my children, but only Ben seems to sleep really well in it.
We all made it out to the bus stop. This never happens!
I just love pajamas – especially matching ones.
Do you see the watery eyes? He’s not crying. It means he’s ready for a nap.
I always smirked to myself when I knew people had video monitors. I assumed they were extra worried about their baby and wanted to watch them every minute. I found myself needing a two monitor system (for Ben and Kaitlyn when she naps) – especially when I leave them napping and run across the street to the bus stop. This video system was suggested by numerous people and I installed it recently. I take back everything I ever said. It’s fun to watch the baby/preschooler sleep – Kaitlyn most of all. I had no idea she jumped on her bed every day before taking a nap.
It’s so hard when people don’t understand what you want/need and you have no words to tell them.
This rock star has taken 3+ hour naps in his crib the last few days – at exactly the same time Kaitlyn naps.
She’s learning to multi-task early.
Ignore the fact that the ring sling isn’t properly positioned. We are out and happy and hands-free! Ben is a pretty happy baby overall but hasn’t loved the baby carriers so far.
Sometimes when you are the fourth you fall asleep on the table waiting for everyone else to get ready.
One of the rare “tummy times” that isn’t pure misery.
Ben spends a lot of his time in the car seat – going from here to there with everyone else.
Ben loves to watch his cars. Maybe he’ll be a car-guy like Teague.
Teague was happy to help with Ben’s bottle while I cooked dinner.
6 week checkup.
Height – 22.75 inches
Weight 11.24 pounds
Ben is getting an education in shopping from his sister. The new miniBoden catalog arrived and she has been pulling out pages all day.
It’s official. Ben is losing his hair. The good news is he should only look like a bald man for a short time. I already see new hair beginning to grow.
Ben is starting to focus on people and items. Today he loved watching his toys swing back and forth.
Baby belly button!
Start them early with the chores – folding laundry.
Yay! I think he likes the mini-bathtub.
Ben has been an excellent traveller and spends almost all day napping as we drive.
Morning snuggles before we get on the road for home.
Because we aren’t always in Paducah for Christmas morning, Mom’s stockings don’t always get used. She has an awesome friend that makes them for her when a new grandchild is born. I wanted a picture of all the kids with their stockings. My kids were a little unhappy they were given a stocking to hold with nothing fun inside them.
Mackenzie was fascinated with Baby Ben.
Early morning Granny snuggles.
Pop is always happy to walk a fussy baby.
On the road again – 26 driving hours out of 36 hours between home and destination.
Finally out of the carseat for a little while!
Merry Christmas from our crazy family to yours.
Time out from Christmas things for a bottle.
Grandmothers are the best.
One Month. (Monthly picture a few days early since Christmas is coming!)
Ben got a new hat in the mail today!
I bundle up Ben to walk the kids to the bus stop. Most of the time he falls dead asleep and I don’t want to take him out of his suit for fear of waking.
Sleeping through the Christmas Pageant at church.
Today we saw Santa.
Cold day snuggles.
All snuggled in together.