Benji-Ben Update

 Ben and Al

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.

Ben Tickling Isaac

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. 

Ben Propped Up

And last, but not least, maybe because of his Dad and older brothers, he has learned to blow raspberries!!!!

7 Responses to “Benji-Ben Update”

  1. Shelly Says:

    I’m rejoicing with you guys in the developmental milestones Ben hits. I’m sure some of these new found “freedoms” he’s found are a huge booster for him and makes him feel more in control of things. Loved the pics!

  2. Lawrence Says:

    I’m happy to hear that Ben is doing so well. Im sure the other two boys will find him more and more fun as he progressed.

    Now, I don’t want to sound daft but how does one “blow rasberries”

  3. Grandma/Mom Says:

    Ben looks like a delightful little boy. I am happy to see how responsive he is becoming. I wouldn’t tell Lawrence what blowing rasberries is.

  4. Karen Says:

    “Blowing raspberries” refers to the obnoxious sound one makes by expelling air (and spit) through tightly pursed lips. Try it sometime!
    Ben really is delightfully smiley these days. That’s a good word for him. He is such a happy guy when he’s feeling well.

  5. Lawrence Says:

    Oh…….we would just call that playing with spit would’nt we!!!! Glad to hear that that Ben is happy these days!

  6. Dawn Says:

    I love the pic of Ben laughing! It’s so fabulous to see!

  7. kelly Says:

    WONDERFUL :)))))

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