Thursday, January 17, 2013

CO Photos and Ben Update

Here's a long awaited blog update!  

We went to visit Grandma Bobbi and Grandpa Ed at the end of December!

Phillip shoveled the driveway!

Lots of time chillin'!

A walk with Grandma.  We didn't go far - it was COLD!

Paul thought shorts and t-shirt were a good idea for about 5 minutes.

We went to church together!

Snow fun with Uncle Dave and cousins!

Not the normal peace and quiet they were used to!

And here's a little Ben update:
We just got back from his 4month check-up with the pediatrician and Ben's doing just great (I didn't need the Dr. to tell me that).

He's just shy of 11 lbs which puts him solidly in the 30th percentile on the Down syndrome chart for weight. He's definitely outgrown all his 0-3 month onsies and sleepers - I love that he's growing well, it's just always sad to put away those tiny clothes! We're very pleased breastfeeding is trucking along and that he's so healthy! I'll have to do better about giving him more tummy time and "wearing" him more. With my other babies I purposely tried to DELAY their mobility (tummy time leads to rolling which leads to sitting which leads to crawling and no one wants that!) But Ben may actually need the help with muscle development that these activities can provide. He sure seems to be plenty strong, though, as we've noticed him trying to sit up lately (doing little mini crunches).

We all just love Ben and are so thankful God decided to bring him to this planet.


  1. Looks like fun! Love that smile and hairdo, Ben!

  2. Way to go, Ben! It is bittersweet to see the tiny clothes go. I had to do it with preemie, newborn and 0-3 all in a pretty short timespan. But it's what they need - embrace the mobility! :)

  3. yes, Lara, he's got a nice faux hawk going. Just needs some product :-)

  4. Thanks Sharon for posting these pics. It was good to see Bobbi as well :0)

  5. "tummy time leads to rolling which leads to sitting which leads to crawling and no one wants that!"

    Amen, and amen. LOL.