Orchard Girls

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Benjamin's 5 Month Update

Hello everyone! It's time to do a little update for Benjamin. He's actually 5 months and 1 week old now, but oh well! Better late than never, right? I feel like Ben is growing up so quickly that I need to document everything before I forget. These blog posts help me do that. Ben is giving us the thumbs up, so let's get started!
We haven't had an appointment since Ben's 4 month check up, so I don't have any new stats for him. He will go back at 6 months. I do know that he is growing out of some of his 6 month clothing, but is mostly wearing 6-9 months. I feel like he has been in his 6 month clothing for a while now, so maybe he is slowing down growth wise- which is normal since he started out pretty big!
Ben is still breastfeeding, but has also started eating baby food. He is a champ! He was opening his mouth for the spoon the first time I made rice cereal, and now loves eating all kinds of baby food. He usually finishes a whole thing of baby food, so he is a hearty eater just like his daddy! So far, his favorites are sweet potatoes, bananas, and prunes. The first whole baby food he finished was prunes and it sure helped get things moving, if yah know what I mean. 
As for other milestones, not much new. He is rolling all over the place and it looks like he is trying to crawl, but hasn't come close yet. He is grabbing more things, like people's glasses off their face. Toys have become much more interesting to him, and he stays occupied with them for much longer periods of time. He also likes to hit the table or your hands, which is adorable. He is still talking a bunch, and is making new and different sounds. He has learned that coughing gets him attention, so he now does the most precious fake cough.

Ben attended his first wedding! My niece was married this last weekend, and we decided to bring Ben along. Thankfully, he was a very well behaved boy. The only time he fussed was when we were trying to put him down for a little nap. Once he had his snooze, he was good to go for the rest of the event! Also, my niece said people kept coming up to her after the wedding telling her how cute Ben was. Always a nice thing to hear!
The only thing we are really struggling with lately is Ben fighting sleep. He will scream and scream to keep himself awake. He was screaming so bad the other night that he burst a blood vessel in his left eye! Let me know if you guys have any tips, I would greatly appreciate it! 

I think that's it! We are super excited for Ben's first Christmas, even though we know he won't remember or "get" what's going on. It will be fun for us as first time parents! We also wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Lots of love & talk to you all soon!


  1. I really hope I get one of those cards! Ben is such a cutie and such a wonderful family you all make! :)

    1. you're getting one! we just mailed them out the other day :)



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