Ben develops slowly. It’s almost like watching grass grow! Nevertheless, he IS growing and progressing albeit at his own pace. Here are a couple new things he has been doing these days:
He has been deliberately waving both his arms repeatedly up and down to interact with toys and other people. Tonight he was rubbing Isaac’s belly. Isaac said, “Ben’s tickling me!” (Sorry the photo isn’t better – I was trying to take it with Ben on my lap!) He can bang on his little toy piano, but he’s not so sure he likes the noise. He’s also starting to grasp objects, but still tends to let go after a few seconds.
He is tolerating floor time and tummy time much better these days. Last evening he was giggling as I rolled him from front to back.
Tonight he was lying semi-recumbent on a pillow in Isaac’s room. On his own he leaned forward, and in this photo he is actually propping himself up with his left elbow. I think he is getting tired of lying down all the time. He also has been enjoying his Bumbo seat more lately.
And last, but not least, maybe because of his Dad and older brothers, he has learned to blow raspberries!!!!