Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bennett Playing Soccer!

He's not just walking, he's dribbling a soccer ball too! As long as he doesn't get distracted...
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Monday, September 21, 2009

The Climb!!!

Listen closely and you can hear Bennett singing "The Climb" :) SO PRECIOUS!!!

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Quite an appropriate thought for the little guy, huh???

I PINKY SWEAR to you I will be posting video very soon of Bennett walking!! He's all over the place now! No stopping him! Its simply amazing!! Bennett had a physical therapy evaluation week before last and literally the day before just took off!! No PT needed!!! WOOOO HOOO!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Words???

Its really hard to tell with Bennett because he'll sound like he's saying something, but then he stops or doesn't use it in context.

But.... we think Bennett has his first words....

"Ace! Daddy! Ace!"

Yep, Bennett calls Ace by his first name! Boy do they start young!

Anyway, we're pretty sure he's really using this in context now, so I'm bringing down the gavel and making the official determination that Bennett's first two words are Daddy and Ace.

Now, that there is a great story for the baby book!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I'm Walking!!!

Tonight marks the first day of Bennett officially standing up by himself and taking a few little steps!


Here he is warming up with Granpa:
A few tips from Coach Mommy!
And we're off...
His proud moment!
What a milestone!!!
We are so proud of Bennett!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bennett's 15 Month Check up

Sorry, I have to make this quick. I promise to follow up very soon with pics!

Bennett's Stats:

18 lbs 7 oz - under 3rd percentile
27.5 inches - under 3rd percentile
head circumference - 15th percentile

A new study has recently come out showing that very small preemies like Bennett, born under 1500 grams do not tend to "catch up" in size until about 5 years of age. Trying to "fatten" him up can have the dangerous side of affect of causing diabetes or obesity when he does catch up. Because he is perfectly proportional weight to height, we'll just be annoyed that he is so tiny, but content knowing that FOR HIM, this is normal and he's doing well.

Developmentally, Bennett is about the level of a 9-12 month old. His Pediatrician thinks we should start speech therapy with him soon, since his speech is very delayed.

Overall, he's doing fabulous!

Monday, August 3, 2009

BIG Milestones!!!

Bennett decided to knock our socks off this weekend with two HUGE milestones!!!

First, he started to stand unassisted!!! He can only do it for about 10-20 seconds at a time, but he is so darn proud of himself when he does!!!

Second, Bennett took his first three steps on Sunday! Ace was holding his hands when Bennett let go, then sort of panicked, but instead of dropping to the ground, took three amazing steps to the safety of daddy's arms!!!!!!! We were all so very proud of him and jumped up and down clapping like lunatics!

This child never ceases to amaze us! Pics to come soon!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Finally Better

It only took two weeks, but Bennett's cold is finally gone!! We survived it without any emergency room visits too! YAY!!!