Friday, January 15, 2010

They don't teach this in Home Ec.

I want to preface this by saying I love my son more than anything in the world, & I want to apologize to my parents. If I was half as stubborn as Bennett, I'm surprised I made it through childhood.

Sky & I try as hard as we can to make Benny as comfortable as possible, we rock him, play with him, read to him, play music, watch those silly kids shows, nothing keeps him happy for more than 45 mins to an hour. He seems to be getting bored more easily as he gets older. He is happiest when he's moving & it doesn't matter in what direction or what room we're in, so long as he's moving he's quiet. If we stop the wailing starts.

I'm looking forward to him saying words, it seems as though he is trying to say them. We will be changing his diaper or playing with a toy & he's making all sorts of noises like he wants to communicate with us, it's hard to explain but you get the idea.

We are attempting solid food feeding with him, & he's fighting us every step of the way. I never thought I would say he's more stubborn than me, it could very well be possible...God help me.

Well it's extremely late & he'll be up soon, good night. Mark.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I was thinking the last few days about Mr. B when we first brought him home after he was born

Friday, January 1, 2010

Bennett's 1st Christmas

We have had a very busy holiday this year, my mom & brother came out for Thanksgiving, we were in Omaha for Bennett's treatment. The rest of the month was spent getting ready for Christmas & getting used to our new schedule. The medicine he recieved has increased his comfort level by loads.

I have to say that even though I'm getting more sleep since his treatment, I feel more tired. It's as if getting up every 3 - 4 hours for about 20 mins made me less tired...weird. Anyway, Sky & I tried to fit in Christmas shopping, working, taking care of B & the house (decorating, planning meals). I apologize for ignoring everyone, we didn't even get a picture with Santa...I'm planning on getting one though.

We had an especially great Christmas Day!! We webcamed with Dad & Tere, then with Mom. That was really cool, it was just like opening presents right there with them. Unfortunately Skylar wasn't feeling to hot, so she slept in. When she got up, I started getting the kitchen ready for early dinner. Randy & Linda were coming over, we had decided that I would make Beef Wellington with a Port Wine Sauce, it was quite good. Once they got here, we turned on football & ate finger snacks, Mr. B fussed everytime he was being held, I thought he was just being grouchy. Linda took him into his room & rocked him to sleep, I think I have an intuition about these things.

Bennett recieved all kinds of great gifts, he got an embroidered Chinese Wish Quilt, a book of nursery rhymes with a cd, toys, clothes pretty much anything a little boy would want. Starting on the 5th I have 12 days off work, so B & I will be spending quality time together. We will start doing his PT consistantly to strenthen his neck, & he's going to start eating solid food now. He can down almost 7oz of formula it's time for solids. So talk to you tommorrow.