Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eleven Months

-He learned to wave
-He says "hi"
-Standing unassisted

Here we are at 11 months! Benjamin is crawling faster than I could ever imagine and is cruising around like crazy. No walking yet, but he can now stand for extended periods of time without holding on to anything. His 3 1/2 year old friend, Eva, also taught him how to wave. We'd been trying for weeks to get him to wave, to no avail, and we were hanging out with our friends and Benjamin was playing and copying Eva all evening. She waved at him and he just waved right back like it was nothing!

Benjamin and I took a trip to the pumpkin patch with some of Rob's family but he had to work so he missed out! :( We had a great time though and got some fun pics.

We had a church event for "Halloween" and Benjamin was a football and he was so cute! We dressed up too and Rob was a football player and I was a cheerleader. :)

This last month was the girl's 2nd birthday and the three of us went to the lake by our house and had cupcakes and let Benjamin play at the park. We had a really nice time with just the three of us. I can't believe it's been two years already! Benjamin wasn't allowed to have any cupcakes but he did try to eat the candles.

We had  a few weird gas episodes with Benjamin this month, but it hasn't happened since, which is a relief. He would basically wake up in the middle of the night (earlier than he normally does anyway) and scream his head off. I could hear his stomach making all kinds of weird rumblings and after a ton of gas drops and tylenol, he was finally able to get back to sleep. A week later, it happened again only nothing was helping this time. After hours of this, we finally took him to the ER, where they determined he had a bad gas pocket.  Right after we got there, he seemed to be a little better though and it hasn't happened since then. The icing on the cake is the insurance letter I just got this week saying it wasn't covered because it wasn't a real "emergency" and that we now owe the hospital $15oo. Nice! :(

We're having Thanksgiving at our house again this year and are super excited to hang out with the family and meet Benjamin's new cousin, who is a few months old.  I'm also planning Benjamin's 1st birthday and I can't believe it's almost here.