Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bananas, blueberries and yogurt! Oh my!

Ben is doing fabulously! He will be 11 months old on Friday and is 7.5 months adjusted. He is somewhere between 14.5-15 pounds now. He is eating anywhere from 4-7 oz of milk at a time, eating about 26-30 oz/day. His favorite foods this week are still bananas and yogurt. His favorite concoction is 1/2 mashed banana with a spoonful of mashed blueberries and some of the cereal with yogurt in it. He also discovered he loves elk veggie stew and beef and noodles! He still doesn't have any teeth, but he continues to chew voraciously on anything he finds and he is drooling all over everything!
He continues to fight sleep and is unable to fall asleep without being held. He sleeps til about 5:30 or 6:00am most nights and gets up to eat a bottle and goes back down until 8:00-9:30. We've been taking a walk nearly everyday and he LOVES it! He absolutely loves being outside no matter what we're doing. He continues to crawl backwards and scoot around, but isn't doing much purposeful forward movement yet.
This was where i found him one day! He had backed up about 12 feet and in between the couches! He was happy as a lark since he hadn't tried to figure out how to get out of there :)

We finally got an appointment with the pediatric physical therapist for this week (after a nearly 3 month waiting list!) so we're excited to see what she has to say.

I'm 6 weeks out from my surgery now and down 45 pounds! I can already feel a huge difference in flexibility and its so much easier to play on the floor with Ben. I go back to work this coming weekend and am looking forward to it in some ways, but dreading losing some of this precious time with Ben.

A few more pictures because I can't resist sharing...
Daddy decided to put him in the sink while he was filling up a bottle because Ben was helping a little too much. It proved to be too cute for me to resist.


BR said...

Hi Amy,
We created an infographic about the nursing shortage.

If you like it, we would love it if you could share it on your blog.

Please feel free to use the embed codes at the bottom. The 450px version would fit perfectly on your blog.


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