From the moment he jumped out of me, feet first, people have made comments that he looked 'all boy'. He looked like a little old man. I think this spiffy sweater vest confirms these people's observations. He has been my reality check. Teaching me that not all baby's lick their lips clean after eating, or keep their drool to themselves, or even refrain from regurgitation. Yes, he is ALL BOY and I love every messy, gooey, slobbery, and drooly piece of him.
He plays rough and dirty. He grabs hair and laughs about it. Maryn is usually his victim. I think Bode may have found his match. He loves sitting up and being a part of the action. He jumps so hard in his jumperoo that I'm afraid he'll sling shot himself to the ceiling. He hates shopping. He can smell retail a mile away and within minutes of walking into a clothing store he begins whaling. It truly baffles me. He will be all smiles, laughing and cooing with a full belly, and I'll quickly try to capitalize on his delight by slipping in some window shopping, WRONG! I think he senses the adrenaline rush that I get when I realize that I might just get 20 minutes of retail therapy. He quickly puts a halt to it and forces me to leave the dressing room with my coveted items still hanging on the hook, never making it off the hanger. He totally wins that battle and I leave defeated...every time.
17 lbs 10 oz 50th percentile
27.5 in 85th percentile
head circumference 43.5 cm 50th percentile
Oh my God, I love this child
Maryn didn't attack this sign until she was about 10 months old. He's a beast.
He does have the same hair as his sister though. At 6 months, both children looked like baby birds with light fluffy fuzz appearing to be electrified.
Poor Maryn takes the brunt of his attacks.
I celebrated my birthday with Minnie Mouse and a baby dressed in Christmas pajamas the first week of October. Apparently, Mac said they were the only clean pj's he had in his drawer. My response...well then maybe you need to do some laundry.
Some Nanny lovin'
Maryn came out of her cautious shell last month and whips around the playground like she owns it. Climbs the tallest ladders, flies down the the bumpiest slides and climbs the rock wall like a monkey. We need to strap a harness to her and head to an indoor climbing wall!
Benham Austin is finally baptized. Praise God, the child is washed of original sin. And now we prepare for the sins of his teenage hood.
The Godfather, Uncle Nick
Wearing the same gown that his sister wore. Both of their initials are monogrammed on the bottom of the gown with hopes that many more children...siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews will wear this gown on their baptisms.
I have to give Bode credit, he puts up with a lot. Benham just has mischief written all over his face in this shot and Bode's keeping a close watch on his every move.
Watch out world!