Monday, November 15, 2010
Celebrity Profile: Benjamin
Benjamin also laughs a lot! He loves when I pretend to eat him up, when we bounce him on our knees, and he often laughs at Asher. He has the cutest giggle I've ever heard, and just hearing it is contagious. He smiles all the time now, and it is so rewarding to go into the nursery when he wakes up from a nap and see him grin at me as soon as he sees my face. He has delicious juicy thighs that I nibble on (leading to more giggles!) and chubby little fingers that I think are just the cutest things I've ever seen. His hair... I forgot to get a picture, but he has a giant bald patch in the back, so while his hair is filling in on top, he is still bald in the back. My mom thinks it is really funny to look at, and it kind of is.
Benjamin is also crawling, and pulling to standing. He seems to be about 3 days behind Asher on some things. It seems like maybe he is watching and learning, and then doing it himself. He is very good at sitting on his own, and very good at going from crawling to sitting. He is somewhat less aggressive in his movements than Asher.
For a while, Benjamin was our big eater and Asher seemed more picky, but now he eats a little less than Asher. They nurse about the same amount, but sometimes on solids Benjamin peters out first. He does seem to enjoy every food he's been given-- oatmeal, yogurt, green beans, peas, squash, pears, applesauce, you name it. He is good at managing more difficult solids like pieces of bread, and you can see him practicing his chewing. He has a strange habit of stuffing his fingers in his mouth after you feed him a spoonful of food, so eating gets really messy really fast!
Oh, and Benjamin is getting is first tooth! It's coming in on the bottom, on his right. I am kind of sad about seeing the boys with teeth because I so love their toothless grins.