Baby Ben in a blanket and burgers on the BarBQ

As I write this Ben, who has been sleeping all day, is wide awake in his bed talking to us through the monitor. So much for trying to get him to sleep through the night.

Just a quick update today with pictures (as promised). Nurse Kim stopped by today, and the biggest news is that Ben gained TEN OUNCES last week! He now weighs eight pounds, thirteen ounces…which means he has gained over three pounds in the seven weeks since he was born. We can actually see some of those healthy baby fat rolls on his wrists and knees now..he is starting to fill out nicely. We have switched him to a larger size nipple on his bottles, so that he can eat a little easier. He gets so tired trying to eat that when the formula comes out faster it is easier for him to get what he needs before he gets tired.

I have purchased THE CUTEST outfit for Ben for Easter Sunday. I have to take advantage of the fact that Ben is still too young to have a say in what he wears, and dress him in whatever I see fit. You’ll have to wait for pictures, but for now I”ll just give you a hint: ahoy!

For Ben’s seven week birthday today we had burgers on the grill and ate outside in the beautiful weather. Scott and I also took him for a little walk last night and today. He loves his stroller!!

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Ben with his aunt Karen. He slept through his whole birthday barbeque…. I know how much he hates hats, but it was still a little chilly outside for him as the sun went down.

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Is there anything better than being milk drunk after a good feeding? Not for Ben there isn’t. I don’t know what happened to his pants…I blame his father.

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Just one last picture of Ben, all marsupial-like, cuddled up in his one of his favorite spots: under his daddy’s chin.

6 Responses to “Baby Ben in a blanket and burgers on the BarBQ”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Heh… You said “marsupial”…


  2. Anonymous Says:

    We continue to love the updates, and are so amazed at Ben’s progress. He is so adorable….love the “milk-drunk” picture, as I THINK I have seen his “Uncle” Jay and Rick have that same look….but it might have been RUM(:)……

    Love, John and Marsha

  3. purpletoweluser Says:

    Hi Mrs. Randall
    Aww, Ben is just too cute! I like the all marsupial-like one the best.
    Might he be wearing a pirate outfit for Easter?? That’s the only thing I can think of with the ahoy! hint.
    Happy (slightly late) 7 Week Birthday Ben!
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. [In fact we were talking about you and how cute Ben is in Chem this morning. Nothing bad of course.] 🙂

    Ashley Builta

  4. nivahunter Says:

    My guess for little Ben’s Easter outfit is a sailor costume. Whatever it might be, you have to send us pictures! Ben is as adorable as ever, and we all appreciate updates on his health&progress.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Daddy and Son

    There is nothing like time with daddy to make a little guy feel safe!

    Love and Prayers,


  6. Anonymous Says:

    “ahoy” huh? Where did you find a chocolate chip cookie outfit for him at? 😀
    The marsupial picture is way cute; hope you three had fun on Easter at Rick & Karen’s!
    Love to all 3 of you,
    Uncle Jay

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