Friday, March 24, 2006
Hooray, today you are two months old, little Ben. Only you're not so little anymore! When Nonno weighed you at the lake house last weekend you were about 13 pounds 9 ounces. WOW! In fact Mommy has been having to spend some time exchanging clothes for bigger sizes or else you would never get to wear them.
I love how you smile at us now. Sometimes you get this big old grin, and stick your tongue out. Especially when Daddy is playing with you.
This past month has been a busy one. You got to meet Aunt Sarah, and Pete, and see lots of other relatives on Mommy's birthday. Then a few weeks later you got to meet your daddy's cousin, Shawna, and see Great-Grandma again for the first time since you were in the hospital. Then just last weekend mommy's Uncle Paul and Sherryl came down to visit, and we all hung out at Nonno and Nonni's lake house. What a nice weekend! Uncle Paul was able to make you smile, and make Daddy grimace by saying "Go Steelers!" while your picture was being taken.
You've been awfully fussy, but I'm starting to think we've got it figured out. It means that there are a lot of things that Mommy can't eat right now, but it's worth it if you're going to be a happier little boy.
Your big sister, Claire, seems pretty used to having you around. If you are crying and I'm not around she will come to find me saying "uh-oh, uh-oh". Last night when she was going up to bed she ran to Daddy to give him hugs and kisses, and then went right to the swing where you were swinging, stopped it, and gave you kisses, too. The other day while she was sitting beside us on the couch she picked up the telephone and held it to your ear so that you could talk on it. She loves riding beside you in the stroller, though sometimes Mommy is worried that she will wake you up when she keeps reaching over to make sure that you're still there. Mommy is already looking forward to next summer when you will be able to run around with her - good luck keeping up!
Daddy and I are so lucky that we have such a sweet, handsome little boy! We love you very much!