November 19, 2009

Easily entertained

Bennett rolled over for the first time yesterday. I told someone last week that he was a long way from doing it because I give him so little tummy time. But then on Monday, he was pushing up with one leg and looked like he might do it. I swear, the kid can't even push himself up with his arms for more than 2 seconds, but he can do this?

And then laying on our bed on Wednesday morning, he squirmed enough that he did it. He won't be doing that regularly anytime soon (but watch him prove me wrong) but it was a fun moment. He couldn't have cared less . . . he was just glad to not be on his tummy anymore.

He's been sleeping longer stretches . . . something that I hope to be able to take advantage of once the-most-wonderful-time-of-the-year dies down a little. He's been napping like a champ. And yes, I realize that merely typing those words means he will not nap or sleep well for at least three days.

He's very content and smiley and has really grown to like watching Jack. He'll turn his head all around searching for him when he can hear his voice (which is quite often, given Jack's usual volume) and smiles virtually every time Jack talks to him. Of course, Jack loves this.


Ben's main source of entertainment these days is reaching out and batting objects with his fist. He looks like a little boxer. He misses a lot, but he sure does have a good time trying. Because of this past time's ability to keep him entertained for longer stretches, I am showering more regularly. You can thank him later. You can see more pictures of him playing here.




He also "talks" to his dangling toys with such enthusiasm that it sounds like he's ordering them around. He has this deep raspy voice that makes him sound like he smokes a pack or two a day.

And if this doesn't break your heart, then it must be made of stone . . .


In other news, Jack went the ENTIRE day on Tuesday with no time outs. It was amazing. Monday and Tuesday were really good days all around.

Jack is doing ok with potty training. He's more prone to have accidents when we're distracted with other things . . . which seems to be all the time. But we've seen improvement just in the last day! We're trying not to push him because if he's not ready, I'm happy to diaper him up for another month or two. But every time I think it might not be time, he does something to show us that it definitely is.

6 comments:

heresthediehl said...

that pouty lip!! i want to pick him up and squeeze him!

so funny about regular showering. it's a nice thing, isn't it? isn't it funny think that there used to be a time when our personal hygiene wasn't dependent on someone else's need to eat/sleep/be held?

ann said...

Oh! I love this post. He's so adorable. That little pout was too much. I totally know what you mean about the sleeping thing. I had just told Jeanette that Josiah slept so well when he got sick and has only slept through the night once since I typed it...

Smith Family Blog said...

LOVE the pout!

Sarah said...

We have the "Woodlands" bouncy seat too! :) Yes, Ezra also enjoys talking to "his friends". And the pouty lip....gets me every time! How can you not meet your child's every need/want/whim when they do this to you?!?!?!? :)

JM said...

That is the best little sad face ever. I am sure they wouldn't like to know how often their pouty faces make us smile.

The Mama said...

I love that you caught the sad face on camera!!!