Unfortunately, I haven't been good with pictures of the last few days. I'll try again next week. Ben and I survived another week at home without Nick. We watched all the inauguration coverage and I explained to Ben the gist of the US government. He was very interested.
On Thursday, we ventured out (our first trip out alone). It was very successful. Getting out and about was a great idea to break up my day and show Ben around town. He may become a Target expert before long. With outings on Thursday and Friday, there wasn't too much time for photo shoots, but I do have a few pictures...
Until he has a set napping schedule, Ben is taking some of his naps in the bathroom so I have time to take a shower. He's so funny the way he sleep spread eagle wherever we put him down.
Then he spent some time hanging out with Sophie.
Nick and Ben are so happy to see each other at the end of a workday!
Katie and Andrew came down on Saturday to meet Ben. He's going to be in CT for their wedding in 4 weeks, but they will be just a little preoccupied. Thankfully, they both had a chance to hold our adorable sleeping boy and enjoy some tummy time.
Aunt Jenny and Aunt Lauren missed Ben so much, they drove to Lafayette Hill on Sunday for a few hours to visit. What dedicated aunts!
I had my first week home with Ben and everything was awesome. We had a lot of fun together, but we are really happy that Daddy is home today to play with us! Over the week, I took a few pictures of Ben trying not to miss a moment (what else do you expect from a new Mom?). See below for some of the cute ones!
Apologies on the length of the video, we've received requests for more videos from Ben's aunts, so this one's for them. Please note that there is nothing more than just tummy time, so don't feel obligated to watch the entire thing in hopes of something more exciting towards the end.
So we had to stop by the doctor's office the other day and we found out that Ben now weighs 10 lbs. 10 ozs*.....this means that he's gained 1 lb. 9 ozs. since his 1 week visit...he's a monster...but he's our monster.
* - weight not official until reviewed and confirmed (he had a wet diaper on, so results may be slightly skewed)
Benjamin's Great Grandparents Enid and Mac came to visit after returning from Peru (where they were when he was born!). He was so happy to see them, he had some good "awake" time. I was able to get some good pictures to show some of Ben's many expressions that we are learning and loving every day.
So we've been hearing some noise from some people that we haven't updated the blog recently...so here's a snapshot of our past couple of days...apologies on the delay:
Ben has had a few more visitors (beyond Mimi and Papi). The Siwickis, Wolfs and Panaros stopped by for a visit. It was great to see everyone and feel like we're starting to get the swing of things with our new family.
Mom, Dad and Ben watched our first Villanova basketball game together...with an unfortunate outcome, but you can't win them all.
Carl, Kara and Carl came over on New Year's Day to watch the PSU game...with another unfortunate outcome.
We celebrated Christmas with the Kray's and Ben got a ton of sweet gear. Thanks Mimi and Papi!
Finally Ben spent a vast majority of Saturday hanging out with his grandparents because he knew they were heading back to CT tomorrow.