Sunday, August 26, 2007


Sorry it's been so long but my laptop crashed and I have been without a computer to update Ben's blog. I'm using my mom's computer right now and hopefully I'll have my computer back soon.

Sigh! That's about all I can say about the last week or so. Ben caught his 1st cold about a week and a half ago. He was all congested and sneezing and coughing. Well then his cold moved into his eyes and he got conjuncitivitis. We went to the pediatricians to take care of his eyes and discovered he had the start of an ear infectiion. So now Ben is on medicine for his eyes and for his ears. The poor baby! On top of that, my little guy managed to pass along his cold to me, his dad and his grammy. What a good little sharer he is! We're all starting to get over our colds and Ben is feeling much better. The conjunctivitis cleared up after only a day of medicine. I have to say he was in such good spirits the whole time even after being so sick. He is such a good baby!

Ben spent two mornings at daycare the past couple of weeks. It went really well. They are just all in love with him there. He's the youngest baby and getting spoiled! They are keeping a journal of what he does while at daycare so I won't feel like I'm missing everything although I probably still will.

I took a couple of pictures of Ben with a teddy bear my mom bought for him. It's really cool because the bear lights up with different colors. It also has a remote wand that you can use to change the colors.

My brother, Chris, came up from Florida to visit for a couple of days. He's living down there now and hadn't seen Ben since he was about 3 weeks old. It was nice to see him and nice for him to see how much his nephew has grown. Chris bought Ben a couple of onesies as well as a little stuffed moose. Ben was so cute playing with it the other day.

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Here are Ben's 19 week pictures.

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We went yesterday to a lobster bake that was held by Jason's father's work. They had lobsters, clams, steak and lots of other good food. It was held on Cousin's Island in Yarmouth. It was beautiful out there and there was a nice breeze. It was a lot better than being stuck in town where it was so hot and the lobster was good!

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Finally, I go back to work tommorow. :( My time with Ben is at an end. My mom is watching him on Mondays as she has every Monday off. Ben's first official day at the daycare will be Tuesday. I know he'll be ok but I'm just not ready for it. I'll let you know later how everything goes.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What a big boy!

I forgot in my last post to mention a couple of things. First, Ben rolled over for the very first time last Friday! It was so exciting! He started on his belly and then rolled onto his side which he's done many times before. Then he continued all the way over to his back I couldn't believe it. I was so proud of him! He did again a couple of days later and he seems to be getting stronger all the time.

I also brought him to the pediatrician's on Friday for his 4 month check up. He is getting to be a big boy! He's 15 pounds 9 ounces and 25 inches long! I can't believe sometimes that he's the same little boy that I brought home from the hospital. He got 4 shots while we are at the doctor's. The poor little guy. He did really well though. He cried for a couple of minutes and then was fine. He wasn't even fussy the rest of the day.

Our pediatrician, Kristy, told me that we could start him on some rice cereal since he seems to be getting hungry more often lately. So on Sunday I gave him his first taste of rice cereal. He was so funny! I don't think he knew what to think of it at first but then he got right into it.


Finally, Ben turned 18 weeks today. I don't have any pictures yet but here's a video I took today.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A long update!

It's been a long time but here's what Ben and I have been doing the last week or so.

Last weekend, me and Ben and Ben's Auntie Sue drove to
Rockland for the lobster festival. It was a nice drive up and we saw a beautiful field of sunflowers in Leeds. I had never seen so many sunflowers!

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It was really hot when we got to Rockland so we ended up only staying for an hour and a half. But we had fun looking at everything and eating some bad food. :) I had some great Thai food there and Sue and I shared some fries. Neither one of us got any lobster because the line for the lobster tent was way too long! But we still had a great time.

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Ben was 17 weeks this week. Here are his oh so cute pictures!

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On Thursday, we met two of my friends from school at a beach in Wayne. Sara has a 2 year old little girl, Piper, and Morgan has a 7 1/2 month little boy, Nolan. We went in the water and had some lunch. Ben loves looking at other kids. It was fun seeing him interact with them.

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Yesterday we went to Popham Beach in Phippsburg. This is only the second time Ben has been to the ocean. He really seemed to like it even though the water was a little cold. It was so fun to see his little feet in the water.

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I'll try to be a little better next week about keeping everyone updated. Things just got way too busy this week. Oh well! :)

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Our week so far

We had a busy week this week. I worked on Monday and Tuesday while my mom watched Ben. It went well and was not as hard as I thought it would be although I definitely missed my little man. That Monday night, we went to Longhorn's with Jason's parents and his brother to celebrate Margie's birthday, his mom. Here are some pictures.

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Ben loves playing on his boppy pillow like I've said before. He was so funny the other day. He was playing and then just fell asleep with both hands holding onto toys. I just couldn't resist snapping a picture.

On Wednesday, Ben was 16 weeks or 4 months old. I love that we've taken pictures of Ben each week from the beginning. It's wonderful to be able to look back and see how much he's grown. You can see how much he's grown in the two pictures below.

Now here are the rest of Ben's 16 week pictures.

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Ben and I also met a bunch of teachers from school at Vicky's hot dog stand yesterday. Vicky is an ed tech that works at my school. I really enjoy going to her hot dog stand and try to go at least 2-3 times during the summer. Her hot dog stand is located by USM college in Lewiston. She's very friendly and a wonderful lady. Stop by and talk to her if you're in the area. We had a lot of fun visiting with everyone.

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