Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Movies with a Baby and a Hot Day!

We decided to go to the movies yesterday. Jason and I went with my mom and my sister. We all wanted to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix so that left no one to babysit Ben. So we decided to take him with us! :) He was so good! We only had to get up once to walk at the back of the theater because he decided he wanted to talk. Other than changing his diaper during the preview there were no problems. But I don't think I'll be doing it again. It was a little stressful for me trying to make sure he wouldn't disturb other movie goers and I think the sound in the theater was a little to loud for his little ears.

Today was a hot day in Leeds so we decided to strip Ben down to his diaper. He looked much more comfortable. You might notice his umbilical hernia. Here's the explanation for why they occur.

"While a baby is in the womb, there is an opening in the abdominal wall beneath the navel. As the baby matures, this hole should close as the abdominal muscles merge. In some babies, the muscles don't merge completely and a hole about the size of a fingertip remains."

Ben's hernia started when he was about 5-6 weeks old. It's actually become much smaller and seems to be shrinking. From what I've read, most hernias disappear by the time they're 2 or 3 and sometimes much sooner than that. But it doesn't bother him and he is just the healthiest little boy!

Ben in his auntie onesie with Auntie Sue

With Grammy trying to keep cool :)

Too hot for Ben!


Joan said...

What a precious little bundle..I just love being a grammy...It's so wonderful..Mom

Doug & Stacy Fournier said...

love the pics joleene, your doing a great job as a mom and with your blog! i tried calling the other day, but no one answered. did you still need help?? talk to you later and possible see you on thursday if your coming! :)