I have a learning: Do not wait until there are only 59 minutes left in the day to begin writing the day’s post.
Dribble. Durr. And Murp.
Luckily I have pictures from what I thought was going to be a baby-mama-nap session.
Right after that was taken, he informed me that he hated the stroller at that moment. He wanted to be carried for this walk, so I used my newly muscled mom arms to do just that. He talked and cooed and commented all the way home.
I don’t keep a baby book beyond this blog, and I haven’t really been keeping track of all the milestones. But there are certain things I don’t want to forget about right now. So. This next part is notes for the future me that wants to remember what was going on with little 16 week-old Benton.
- When I hold him in his favorite position—standing—he looks around with so much curiosity and his little jowls puff out.
- He is starting to use his hands more deliberately each day, and when I hold him, he grabs onto me. I love that he needs me.
- He has smelled amazing since he was born and continues to be huffable.
- When he wakes up confused after a nap, all he needs is his mom or dad’s face to remind him he is safe.
- When we hold him in the mirror to check out our reflections, he gazes back with a huge grin and then buries his face in our shoulder.
- No matter how far I scoot away in the bed, he manages to velcro himself to me. Even while he is asleep, he will migrate until he is a baby barnacle.
- His hands and feet are enormous and I have to clip his fingernails daily because they grow faster than I ever thought they could.
- He rolled over on Halloween and is just beginning to practice sitting on his own, although it is very humpty dumpty.
- When I tell him that I love him, he responds in baby chatter almost every time.