Saturday, February 21, 2009

When will the Teeth Finally Come?

Ben is now 5 months old. Amazing how quickly the time passes. I look back at the very first pictures of Ben and I am amazed at how small he was. He is drooling like crazy and has started waking up at odd times at night - all the signs of teething are there...but, where is that stubborn tooth?
This is Ben's (and Mommy's idea) of roughing it in the cabin. Notice the nice down comforter :-)

Ben and his friend, Annie, went on a "ski trip" last weekend. This is an event that is planned once a year in Jordan's squadron. Since Jordan is currently in Las Vegas and his squadron is deployed, a small group of mostly wives still gathered to keep the tradition alive. Ben had his first outing away from home and did very well. I think he liked the distractions and new surroundings. He gets bored of just Mommy in his face all the time. We were planning to take him snowshoeing, but the weather was a little rough for the little guy. So, we had a nice time just staying warm in the cabin and socializing with friends.

I am currently trying to start Ben on some solids. So far, we have only successfully taken a few bites of rice cereal; but, with each attempt Ben seems to show some signs of improvement. This morning he even opened his mouth a couple of times on his own willingly.

As far a motor skills, Ben is sitting up by himself (with a spotter). He has the tendency to practice his yoga moves by touching his nose to his toes. That big head takes a lot of balancing.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

4 months

Well, our boy is growing. Ben just had his 4 month well baby appt and he weighs 14 lbs 8 oz and is a whopping 26 inches tall! His height puts him in the 90th percentile! He is now laughing and smiling at everybody and I've been told that he even rolled over the other day. Of course, I didn't see it, but I'm still pretty proud all the same. We are now over 3 weeks without Daddy and seem to be hanging in there. Ben makes little videos nightly to say hi to Daddy and he gets some in return. Everytime he watches he seems to recognize Daddy in the videos, so we'll keep showing them until we can see him in person again.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

I wasn't kidding about the Let it Snow comment

Yup, it snows here in Misawa. It started Christmas night and didn't stop for three days. I think they said it was between 3 - 4 feet of snow. It's pretty to look at, not fun to drive in especially when they don't plow or salt the roads. We took Ben outside in his little snow suit for a little excursion. He hasn't had much outdoor experience since he's been born because it was already starting to get a little cold. Once he's older, we'll make sure he gets in his play time. There is a little playground down the street that we might try next summer.

Jordan left yesterday for Weapons School in Las Vegas. I'm sure he's a lot warmer there.

Ben is liking daycare - I took these pictures there. See, he's smiling!
Yes, he works out regularly. You should see his muscles!