Tummy Turtle Time with Mommy. <3
Starting to reach for the rattle toys.
I turn 25 on Monday. Never in my wildest dreams did I think, I would have a 2 month old when this quarter of a century milestone arrived. Being a mother is the craziest adventure I’ve been on yet in my life. It is both rewarding and frustrating. I thought I could multi task prior but I’ve gotten it down to an art with Benton around. He’s such a joy & such a terror. Its not all rainbows & butterflies but it is sure full of love.
I love him with a piece of my soul, I’ve never touched before. Thank you Benton for making me a stronger person. I promise to love & support you just like my mom did me.
One of Benton’s many “costumes”.
I don’t know about you Panda Bear…
Baby Benton is developing so quickly. He’s starting to reach for objects. He immitates Mommy & Daddy: sticking out his tongue, opening his mouth, laughing, bass beats. He recognizes Mommy, Daddy, Pappy Steele, Nanny Donaldson, Memaw Hess, Pappy Hess & GG. Loves to watch faces and hams it up for an audience. Big grins & wide open toothless smiles & giggles. He likes to exercise his legs, standing up and sitting down on your lap & chest. He prefers to be sitting upright or at a bent forward lean so he can look around or at the bubbles he’s blowing.
He can track your face about 100 degrees and Nanny’s star mobile is a hit. He likes to watch it sway around. Mom cheats & has it hanging on the ceiling fan so I can start it spinning by reaching up from the floor. I position him so he can see it off to the side & I can reach up to spin it from the floor. A lap desk & some rythmn & I have actually been able to sketch some little farm animal illustrations.
Sleeping up for 6 hour spurts during the night. Eats like a champ. Breastfeeding still going well. Knock on wood. Bottle feeds usually one night a week so that grandparents can be involved. Plus mom & dad get some us time.
Mom is starting out slow with a goal to do 3 sun salutations a day. I want to get my core strengthened again so I can start training for inversions! I want to be fit & healthy to promote that as a lifestyle choice to Benton. It’s something we both sort of lacked in our childhoods and we want to “do better”. I started boiling down bone broths for his needs more protien stage bound to start early with his adorable chunky tendencies.
I am mad in love with these jewel tone cotton muslin blankets. Auntie Hannah Banana got Benton a very adorable red caterpillar print one from Aden & Anais. He loves it the most & so does mommy. The quality of the fabric is phenomanal. And I’m such a sucker for fabulous fabric…