Benji at 6 Months


This is how I put Benji down for his nap.

He had a short nap, and I left him alone in his crib for about 30 minutes after he woke up (showering occasionally is advisable).

Here’s what I found when I came in.


I’m guessing that all the thumping I heard may have played a role. This is the only time I wish we had a video monitor – I wish I could have seen him moving!

Yesterday he rolled over back to front for the first time. Our days of staying put are clearly numbered.

Benji’s visual acuity seems better, too: he stares at shadows and has started trying to pull the printing off our shirts. Continue Reading >>


This morning at approximately 7:30 am, Benji rolled over for the first time (followed shortly by the second time). I was pumping and reading a book and not paying real close attention to Benji’s tummy time; Ian had put him down and left to wash the bottle. I saw some unusual movement out of the corner of my eye and looked up just in time to see Benji complete the flop, land spread-eagled on his back, and then lay there rather surprised and puzzled. I startled him by exclaiming loudly in excitement; he contented himself with petting the stuffed puppy and looking perfectly calm. Continue Reading >>