Guys! Benji turned nine months over a week ago and I didn’t even realize it until the other day. #momfail But in the grand scheme of things missing an update isn’t too bad! So here we go!
Likes: scooting around the floor, pulling up on things, giving slobbery open-mouth kisses, and his family
Dislikes: waiting to be fed in his high chair, sleeping by himself, pacifiers
Benji has always been a strong eater. He loves his bottles still but gets so distracted when he tries to eat! Eating in the highchair is another story. He is focused and ready to go! If I don’t give him food fast enough then he starts a high-pitched scream. He loves sweet potato, cooked carrots, pouches of fruits and veggies, baby mum-mums, and anything else we throw his way off our plates!
Well, I don’t even know what to say about the sleeping. Benji doesn’t do so well in this department, but now he is cutting teeth so it’s even harder for him to self-soothe. I don’t like to leave him in there without some comfort when he is hurting! But I am hoping this evens out pretty soon. I’d love a long stretch of sleep at night!
This little man is full of activity. He still likes being held and cuddled, but he also loves to move. He likes to be down in the action with Jude and climb on everyone and everything. Benji isn’t really afraid to try something new or crawl under a table or in a tunnel. He started pulling up on things and getting up on his toes! Pretty soon he is going to be cruising from one piece of furniture to the next!
Benji is getting more into a schedule and it’s kind of nice to be able to predict a little better when he is going to need a nap or something to eat. He mostly takes two naps during the day, depending on when he wakes up. Sometimes his morning naps are on the run, in the car or in the stroller. But in the afternoon we try to be home so he can take a longer rest hopefully around the same time Jude naps. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t!
Benji has been such a great addition to our family the past nine months. He is the best little baby brother to Jude and looks up to him so much. He is cuddly and loveable and sweet and getting to be loud and opinionated. Which is a good thing, since he is a little brother to a loud and opinionated older brother!
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