Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Benny Bear at 6 weeks

Our Bennett is 6 weeks old today! At almost 2 months, he is bright eyed and alert, exploring the world with new neck muscles, and smiling sweet, non gassy smiles with the cutest cheerio mouth.
He is a snuggle bug and prefers to be held over any bassinet. As such, sleeps best in my arms or on my chest...let's just say, we're working on it haha! If cuddling were a crime he'd be sentenced to life I think, and that's alright by me. :-) Nicknames-Benny roo, Benny burrito("rito" for short), Bennett bear, and "the baby."

True to his manly nature, he is one gassy love! Thank goodness for baby gas drops-still a top 3 in my parent survival kit. Following close in big brother's footsteps(or maybe this is common of all babies this age), he doesn't cry very much during the day but has a very regular(almost by the clock) fussy period around the same time every night after his last feeding. Otherwise he is a very happy baby and seems to have a good, jovial disposition. Praise the Lord!
His look changes almost daily. Most people, from friends and family to total strangers at Target will say that he looks just like me, his mama. However, I also believe he looks almost identical to Evan at this age, who ironically favors Chris. Suffice it to say that our boys are just the perfect mix of the two of us! As for Bennett though, I am interested to see what color his eyes settle on...Evan's were brown by this time and Benny is still hanging on to those blues!

I can't believe 6 whole weeks has already passed us by. With every new coo and expression I feel his "newborness" slipping not so slowly away from me. He is holding his head up more these days and feels good and sturdy in my arms-not so much like the 8 pound wiggly worm I took home from the hospital. Even today I packed up the last of his newborn sized clothes and restocked his drawers with Evan's old 3 month-ers. These baby days are precious and fleeting, and come whine or shine, I want to embrace every one of them. :-)

Just for fun, how stinkin adorable is this outfit?
 And lastly, I could'nt leave out my big boys...they're pretty cute too!
PS-Look what I found-a blog post on Evan at 6 weeks old! Reason #ka-gillion on why I love blogging! How neat to compare-I had'nt realized that Evan's hair had all but fallen out by now-maybe there's hope for Benny after all!  


Auntie Sami said...

Benny Bear! I love the nickname. It reminds me of the movie "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days". He does look a lot like Evan as a baby. Cant wait to meet him :)

Lori said...

Cute update! While all of the Bennett pics are super adorable-- I LOVE, love, love that picture of Evan and Daddy at the bottom! Priceless!