Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Benjamin, weeks 2-4
Ben has been doing well and has been a real trooper on outings. He doesn't particularly like being put in his carseat, but as soon as we're on the road, he's out like a light, and often sleeps through the entire trip, whether it's to Target or out to lunch. He is still baffled by those vicious hiccups which keep attacking him through no fault of his own, and usually looks at us like, "What's going on, and why aren't you stopping it?"
He has already started to outgrow a few outfits, including this cute giraffe onesie he was wearing while spending time with his Grandma Betsy:
Ben also got his first real bath last night, since he now has a belly button instead of an umbilical cord stump. There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth on Ben's part and some struggling to hold onto a slippery, writhing baby on my part. But I think it went about as well as could be expected, and hopefully he'll learn to enjoy bathtime, or at least not freak out quite so much as he gets more used to it.
He has been sleeping in his Pack 'n' Play in our room and has given us a few nights where he goes for 4 hours between feedings. Most nights, it's about 3 hours. Here he is swaddled in a blanket also used by the Cline, Carroll, and Gloege kids. It is a great size for swaddling!
More pictures to come!