We currently live in Misawa, Japan courtesy of the Air Force. Jordan is an F-16 pilot and Jenifer is an RN. We don't speak Japanese. We have been happily married for 4 years and currently have a little son who made his appearance in the world Sept 18, 2008. For those who can't get enough photos of him on this website, please check out http://photobucket.com/benton. We hope to share our adventures with our family and friends as we navigate through our careers and upcoming trials of parenthood.
Ben had his first photo shoot a couple of weeks ago (again, courtesy of Sarah). These photos were taken when he was two weeks old. There were so many great shots, but here are just a few. I personally think he is the cutest baby ever, but I may be biased!
I think I love his feet the most (he has his daddy's feet - not as cute when they get bigger:-)
Yes, he does have eyebrows!!
He doesn't like being naked, so I had to help comfort him by letting him suck on my thumb. He is so tiny!!
Already sticking his tongue out, sassing his mom.
Calm baby :-)
I wish I could post them all!! We are hoping to do a family photo (with Chasey, of course) before Jordan leaves. He is growing so fast, I want to make sure we don't miss any of it!!
Well, it's been 3 weeks now since Ben has been born. Ever since we took him home we have been sleeping with him in our room - either in a bassinett by my bedside or in the bed with us (yes, I know that all the baby books advocate against it - but, he is so small and cute). I have been adequately scared by all the SIDS literature out there that I am convinced that our small son will suddenly stop breathing in his sleep. I am also still trying to decipher all of the farm animal noises he makes in his sleep to try and determine if he is tangled in his swaddler or if he has magically turned into a goat. Right now it is 10 pm and I have been staring at our video monitor for the past 2 1/2 hours because I have finally set my son down to sleep in his crib. He is quite the active sleeper, so it is almost like watching television. I feel like a neglectful mother for leaving my child alone in his room and he is so small in his big crib - but, I know that this is just the first step down a long road of gradually granting my child small freedoms. However, I totally miss him right now and I am hoping he will wake up soon so that we can cuddle and feed. More signs that Ben is growing - his belly button finally fell off!! So, Jordan and I gave him his first real bath. I think he liked the warm water, he still just hates being naked. Jordan will post the video on the photobucket link soon - so, watch for it.
Also, Ben finally took his first bottle...Jordan is happily giving middle of the night feedings now :-)
Well, it's me again, Jenifer's priorities in order are feed the baby, clean the baby, sleep the baby, repeat, take naps. So I think she's a superwoman on how little sleep she is actually running on. Anyway, I'd told here I throw another post on here so what else would I put on here other than more pictures of Ben. He was a little jaundiced so he got a few reps on the Bili blanket (the glowing picture) The other two pictures are a random one of Ben and actually one of my baby pictures. I may be biased but I think he's a spittin' image. You could also probably argue that they both look like, well...babies.