Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Almost 6 weeks old

A few pics of my Benny from the last few days!

He looks sad, but still adorable.

Ben loves his new blanket!  Thanks Megan. 

He's finally starting to STARE at us.  We love it!

Do you see a difference?

Benjamin the day he came home....and on 1/26:

Does he look bigger?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

General Update

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!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What a cute...puppy?

Nick says Ben will hate that I'm playing dress up with him, but he was just so adorable this morning!  And I think it may have been the first real grin awake...

Monday, January 19, 2009

1 Month Old!

Benjamin had a doctor appointment this morning to celebrate his 1 month birthday. Dr. Nair says that everything looks great and confirmed that he's a fantastic eater. His 1 month stats are as follows:

Weight - 11lbs. 10 ozs. (90% percentile for his age)
Height - 22 inches (75%)
Head Circumference - 15 3/4 inches (75%)

We took some pictures so we'll be able to document Benjamin's growth over the future months by comparison to Wally ...

comparison to his Benjamin chair...

...and this one was just cute!

What a month we've had.  We love being parents and have loved every minute of getting to know Ben.  We are thankful every day for our precious gift.

A little note that our friends Mike and Karen had their baby boy - Ben already has a friend his own age (exactly one month younger)!  Congrats Mike and Karen!! 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

First week with Mommy

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!

Week 4

Benjamin was 4 weeks old on Friday

(this video is a little shorter than the last)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ben's Tummy Time

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.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Dad's Last Day Home

Sunday, we spent some quality time at home as a family anticipating Dad's return to work. 

See pictures for tummy time on the blanket from Aunt Nancy and a true introduction between Benjamin and you can see, Sophie gave up first.

Dad's Last Day Home

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dr. Appointment

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)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fun with Benjamin

So Ben's really learning a lot these days.  He's starting to use his swing and he just loves it.  He laughs, yells and swings his arms.  This will clearly be one of his favorite past times.  Take a look:

He also learned that it's very cool to wear matching outfits with your mother and that anything with a duck on it is equally as awesome.

After all of this fun and excitement from the day, he decided to participate in his true favorite hobby, sleeping on Mom:

Monday, January 5, 2009

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.

Take a look!

1/4 - 1/5

Also, thanks to the Romans for the little Benjamin chair!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Kray Family Update

So we've been hearing some noise from some people that we haven't updated the blog 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.  
Kray Update 1/3