He's 25 inches long and 15.3 pounds (both a little under 50th percentile). Growing well and keeping everyone cheerful with his beautiful smiles.
He's started rolling from back to front a bit, and doesn't usually like it when he does. We are experimenting with cloth diapers (Orelia's old pink and purple ones), and I find that makes him even more mobile because they have extra padding.
He loves to be entertained by smiling faces, silly dancing, mirrors (what a cute baby in there!), and dangling things on play mats.
He enjoys a nice warm bath and a long walk outside (especially if I let him go without a hat).
His grip is fierce, so make sure you don't let him near your hair or necklaces.
Every morning when I go in to nurse him and am greeted by his smiling face, my heart swells with love. I especially love him after a nice long twelve hour snooze. Good job, B!
Now that I'm alone with both kids, he has learned how to fall asleep on his own (without a paci or rocking). Siblings mean that the young ones need to learn to fend for themselves earlier, which is good in the long run.
We are so happy to spend our days with this fun and cheerful baby. Bennett, we love you to pieces!
Glancing through my favorite photos from an afternoon at Natalie and Mitch's house, I realized I had captured the essence of Orelia at this moment. She spends her days smothering/loving her brother, doing flips, and maniacally eating orange peels. January 2015 Orelia is here, with no further comment necessary.
Orelia received a beautiful picture book for her second birthday called Flora and the Flamingo. We have read it occasionally for months, but at some point it dawned on her that Flora was wearing a pink bathing suit in the book.
She realized she also had a pink bathing suit, and therefore it had to be put on. Now.
She joyfully galloped all over the kitchen and we read the book over and over.
And for about 48 hours she would wear nothing but a bathing suit and refused to leave the house (since that meant putting on clothes). Sigh.
We quickly learned it was best to not let her get that bathing suit on, if we ever wanted to take it off again.
Flora has been hidden in the back shelf so as not to remind her to request her pink suit, we we have managed to let her only wear a bathing suit in the bath....for two weeks straight.