Bennett is crawling. He is also crawling towards all of Harrison’s stuff and trying to get his hands on all of his stuff and touch his food. Bennett is really only somewhat interested in crawling, he’d much rather be standing and figuring out how to walk. The problem is that he will be standing there holding on, and then suddenly without warning he will just fall right over sideways and bang his head… like daily.
Also, Harrison fell down the stairs on Friday. Like bad. He was at the top of the stairs with me and I was holding Bennett. He started walking down the stairs and said that he wanted to put on different pants because the ones he was wearing kept falling down and as he was telling me about this he got distracted and then tripped and then tumbled tumbled tumbled head over bum all the way down to the bottom. At one point he was flat in the air soaring down spread eagle (seriously in slow motion). Luckily, he landed sort of on his side so he didn’t land on his head or anything. Poor guy, I think it was more scary than painful. He was obviously upset after that one.
If that wasn’t bad enough, he also fell off his chair today at lunchtime. We were all sitting in the dining room (with hard floors) and I pulled his chair out so he got get down to go potty. He does this All the time on his own. So I pulled out his chair and then turned back to feeding Bennett. Something happened, like a foot got stuck or something, and he belly flopped right onto the floor and hit his face. He hit his face so hard he got a nose bleed and we couldn’t tell where the blood was even coming from. Again, luckily he didn’t break his nose or anything like that. It was just a nose bleed. Poor dude.
Then, we took him to his first preschool friend birthday party. Like this is the first birthday party invite he has gotten from another kid at school. It was at a local bouncy house place, and there were about 10 kids there. We only knew a couple other kids, so he was a bit shy at first but then he got into it. At one point he was playing with a car, and another kid just walked up to him and grabbed it right out of his hands and took it away. I think he was a little younger than Harrison. We like didn’t know what to do. The kid’s mom was nowhere to be seen, so we just were like: it’s ok buddy, we can go play with something else…. as he Sobbed. Like WTF. I mean it was a pretty minor incident really, but it was still like So Sad to see this kid rip the toy right out of Harrison’s hands and he desperately tried to hold on and he looked to us to stop it from happening but we didn’t want to parent the other kid that we didn’t even know so we just like let it go. He got over that one eventually too, kids are resilient.
Bennett tried yogurt and oatmeal today. He LOVED the yogurt, but I’m pretty sure he will never forgive me for the oatmeal. He dry heaved multiple times and made a face like: I’m going to effing murder you lady. I don’t know, he eats baby oatmeal all the time but the texture of adult oatmeal was just too hideous for his delicate palate to take. Looking at him, you’d think he eats a whole cheese pizza for dinner every night, but really he doesn’t eat much food at all.
Eating is going just so/so, but this is the First Week that Mr. Bennett has slept through the night. A FULL WEEK at 7 months! That’s like nothing to celebrate for a normal person or baby, but Harrison never slept well and still doesn’t sleep well so I’m so thrilled that this guy is sleeping. He sometimes wakes up but I just let him stir and he has just gone right back to sleep. He’s so good. He melts my heart.
You’d think that I might be feeling pretty awesome with a full week of a sleeping baby, but I have been Super effing tired. Lots of coffee, lots of early bed times, and still I am exhausted. I also got a really short hair cut – unintentionally.
And we have mice in the basement (maybe?), and Abe fell asleep wearing teeth whitening strips last night.