Monday, February 28, 2011

Special Delivery!

The last of Ben's baby announcements are being mailed this week and I am pretty excited how cute they turned out! My sister and I took the announcement pictures when he was 2 weeks old with her fancy camera. I know my little babe was only 2 weeks in the pictures but he looks so much like a little man. Wise beyond his days. :) Amanda did an amazing job capturing his cuteness!!
The following are some more precious shots that didn't make the cut!
Amanda thought this picture was hilarious so I just had to post it! :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One Month!!

My precious Benjamin is one month old today!! I have heard every mother say it but it's true -- time is flying by. Benjamin is already so much bigger and more alert. He is measuring around 23 inches long putting him in the 93% and 3 month clothes. He is still eating about every 3 hours but has given this tired mama a stretch of 5 hours almost every night! He loves stretching, jumping on his daddy's legs, and playing on his mat. I can't wait to see what this next month will bring!
This week was filled with many more firsts. It started with our first trip to Mckinney for two wonderful days! I was really nervous about the drive but after 10 minutes of screaming in his carseat Ben did great. My sister watched Ben while I went and pampered myself to a haircut. As seen by the picture below I think he was in good hands. :) He loves his Aunt Amanda.
It was so good to spend some time at my "Mckinney home" with my mom. Seeing my mom interact with Ben is such a blessing! She is more than helpful and full of knowledge. It is very obvious she has had 4 of her own. The second my screaming baby is put into her arms he stops. It's like magic! Tula we can't wait to come back!
She is also a master at making my sweet Ben comfortable.
Over the weekend, we went on our first family walk around the Trinity.
I went on a errand by myself for the first time. I came home to this precious picture. Ben loves his Daddy.
Ben took his first nap in his crib. It felt so weird having him in another room!
I am not the best swaddler as seen below. I still have a lot to learn from my sister and mom. :) Sorry buddy.
Our week ended with our first trip to church. It was so wonderful being around our sweet church friends that had prayed for Benjamin throughout my pregnancy. What a great way to end the week!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Week of Firsts

Benjamin turned 2 weeks this past Sunday! We are having so much fun with our little man. He is such a good baby and even let mama sleep 4 hours straight the past 3 nights! :) The 3rd week of his life was filled with many firsts...
First trip to Kincaids for a burger with mommy and daddy.
Chilling out at his first Super Bowl party.
Taking a bottle for the first time. He did awesome! They both did. :)
His first play date with Cousin Luke and Aunt Amanda. Here he is looking sharp right before they arrived!
Luke is so good with the "baby." He loves to kiss his head and make sure Ben has his pacifier. Amanda and I looked away for one second and found Luke kissing Ben on the lips. Whoops! We know they are going to be such great pals and get into tons of trouble together! It is going to be so fun to watch our sons grow up together - what a blessing for Amanda and I to share!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 13

13 days of being blessed by Ben!
I love how sweet he looks when he sleeps. This little guy melts my heart.
Hank loves his brother. I was really nervous about how these two were going to get along and Hank has done great! I think they are going to be great pals! I promise we were only outside for a minute to get this shot. Please don't call CPS for my lack of bundling. :) I had to document Ben's first snow!