Friday, January 30, 2009


This kid is growing and developing SO fast, its amazing!! He really hasn't had any interest in sitting up, just pretty much laying on his tummy and flopping around. But the other day, daddy took us out to lunch and we decided to see how Ben would to in a highchair. Guess what?!?!? HE LOVED IT!! He sat up so good, he loved holding onto the front... it kinda looked like he was getting ready to go on a roller coaster ride! hahaha

Now, at home, he can sit up just fine, without propping himself with his arms on the floor. Its almost as if he figured out that he really could sit up without help. He's really good at it now, and he has pretty good posture, too. So now, we're looking into different kinda of highchairs! Oh, the possibilities are endless!! Lots of love!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Oh, the places you'll go...

Man, oh man! This kid can move!! He's perfected the art of "worming" as as call it. He gets up on his hand and knees, then moves his knees forward, but then... OH NO!! All his weight is on his hands!! LOL, he hasn't figured out how to shift his weight or pull back oh his knees, but instead he flops over. He has learned that flopping forward while pushing off with you feet will get you a heck of alot further to your destination (which is usually mom!). He can move across the room in about 15 second flat. He just moves so fast!! I'll leave the room for a second and come back to find his on the other side of the room usually chewing on something he shouldn't.. things like my shoes, my backpack, pillows, or clothes. Nice, huh? lol. But how can i be mad when he's deveolping so fast and has already said his first word!! Of course, is was MAMAMAMA!! I'm so happy that I was his first word.
Ben is now 6 1/2 months old. His 6 month check-up revealed that he has grown 2 1/2 inches in 2 months!! He is in the 96% for height!! However, he lost weight. Probably because he'd been sick the last week and a half before his check-up. Talk about a disaster for his momma!! Try being up every two hours to nurse you kid while going back to school for the first time since the baby was born!! Oh man, this semester is torture already!!
1st foods are a thing of the past. Ben has moved on! He loves 2nd foods, though!! Bigger servings of is favorite veggies, plus we tried sweet potatoes w/ turkey tonight and loved it all!! He just downs anything we give him!! I can already tell he's gained some weight, which puts my mind at ease.
Ben loves all his toys, but loves playing with his momma best. Oh, ans the best time to play is shen she's really busy with homework and has little time to get everything done. Props to all those student mothers out there!!
Ben misses his friend Nathan so much!! Well, i should be honest and say that she wishes all the Johnson family were back, because then Ben would have a friend to play with!! Not that he doesn't have other friends, but of course, he misses is Bestest friend, Nathan!! (COME HOME SOON!!! WE MISS YOU!!!)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Swim, Swim, Swim Little Fishy

This is Ben's first time the the pool. We're not quite sure how he liked it, but her certainly didn't hate it. He mostly just kicked his feet (looking for the bottom) and soaked up the experience. He has a little swimming diaper on plus little baby boy trunks!!
Ben got to swim a little in our friend's floaty. He seemed to enjoy the aspect of kicking his feet without anyone to hold on to him. He really liked being pulled around.... not having to do much work himself!! Daddy kept putting water on his back to keep it from getting to cold out of the water!!
The ony part he didn't really like was going under!! He was a good sport, though and ended up sneezing some water out of his face. All in all, it was a good experience!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Movin to the Groovin!!

Ben is growing at a fast rate!! He is getting stronger and stronger every day!! Here is a video of his moving around and getting ready to take that first real crawl around the house!!

P.S. Did i mention that he think thatmy making him practice is equal to torture? Just take a look for yourself!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy 6 Months, Ben!!

Ben has accomplished so much in the past month, its a wonder that he isn't walking and talking yet... BUT WAIT! He is kinda talking... he says mamamama but it comes out more like muhmuhmuhmuh... and its usually when he's crying or screaming and wants momma to hold him! he has also been know to say bababa when he's hungry.
For the past, oh about 3 weeks, he's been getting up on his knees and "scooting" forward just a little bit. Most of the time he get up, cries because he doesn't know how to get going, then flops forward on his tummy.. getting a little further each time. Its so cute to watch, I'll post a video later!
Ben cut his first tooth on Jan. 1! His second tooth came just under a week later. For all those new moms out there who's babies havn't teethed yet, watch out, because it hurts like the devil when they bite. Yes, Ben bit his momma about 5 times yesterday, each with the consequences of getting flicked in the head and pulled off and not allowed to eat for a few minutes; both of which he was not happy about. Yet, you gotta do what ya gotta do!
Ben loves his cereal still, but has yet to enjoy pureed vegetables. He'll eat bananas and applesauce, but spits out squash and green beans.
Unfortunately, Ben has been super fussy lately, wanting to be held all the time, and i'm not sure if its just that he was used to being held on vacation or that he is allergic to something i've been feeding him. So we've decided to hold on the pureed foods to see if its that. He has been sneezing a lot lately and his nose is always crusty and runny. Could be just a side effect of teething, but better be safe than sorry.

I can't believe my baby is now 6 months old! Only 6 more months and he'll be a year old. Oh man, I can't even think of that! He's getting so big, it makes me so sad and happy at the same time. I'll be glad when I don't have to get up every 4 hours to feed him, but sad that we don't share that time together anymore.

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