25 January 2009

five months


my small bundle of love
is growing like a li'l sprout.

i can hardly believe baby benji has been in our family for five months now. yet i rarely remember the joys i had before he arrived. he has been in my life for a year now, carrying him on the inside was wondrous. nowadays i delight in carrying him on the outside. and so does his dad. dan is making up for the 9 months i got to carry him. yes, we are still battling over benji. in the best way possible, of course. we've been getting to know him as his personality blooms. i cannot begin to describe how in love we are with this babe.

he is such a good boy. so cheerful, so patient with his parents, so loving, so awesome. he loves being swaddled in his cowboy blanket, going on walks, playing with rattles, grasping whatever is in his reach, being tickled by dad, splashing in the bathtub, and sucking on his fingers. benji has recently discovered his toes. he loves to reach up, holding onto his feet for the entire duration of baby einstein.

his smiles are endless. benji will toss us a smile whenever we walk into the room, make a big fuss over him, hold him up to the mirror, read him a story or pick him up from a nap. his little laughs are like precious rare jewels. i call him my tough critic. he reserves his shrieks of happiness for the only really funny (and really random). he has us in the palm of his hand. we will try everything and anything to get him to give us a giggle. and once we do, we'll do whatever it is again and again and again to make benji laugh. it's my favorite thing of the day when dan comes home from work and i tell him, you have to see this and benji and i do our show and reveal all his new tricks.

15 comments:

Desiree Fawn said...

What a sweetheart.
I can't believe he's 5 months already!

At this rate I'm thinking mine will hit 5 months while IN THE WOMB. She's already at 40 weeks 2 days today :)

Dawn said...

i thought my babe was the only one obsessed with her fingers, or more like her whole fist.
i'm sad to see my girl grow so fast, but excited for what's to come

mary said...

He really is just the most adorable boy... :)

Molly said...

You aren't just a biased mommy he's truly so adorable!

discourseanddesign said...

You are so sweet together! I love reading about your adventures and days together...We are expecting twins at the end of May so from reading your amazing Blog BB ( before Benji ) and before we knew we were expecting until now has been a treat more then you know..
Thank you for sharing so much...
PS are those fab journals back in your shop yet? I did not see them and am dying for them! Your holiday tags MADE our gifts devine!

XO

KJ said...

have you played "near and far" in the mirror with him? It used to make M just go to pieces with giggles. Over and over.

whit said...

mart i love this picture. it makes me so happy to see you and dan being such wonderful parents. i love seeing him grow, he sure is adorable. happy baby lovin'

gab said...

soak up every wonderful minute. you will blink your eye and he will be turning 10 and almost as tall as you and wearing deodorant to school!

TravelinOma said...

Too cute for words.

One Love Photo said...

thank you! maybe someday i can photograph benji. i love weddings but babies make me giggle with delight when i photograph them. crazy kids in front of my lens is where it all started. love this post, i swear your blog is really going to help me leap into motherhood.

Krista said...

Sid was the same way...so serious and made you work for a laugh. he has loosened up a bit...just a bit.

Abby said...

Marta,

What a cute picture! I still can't get over what a beautiful child he is. (ALMOST as cute as Jake!) His eyes just make me smile, so big and beautiful. I love when they find their feet, I was counting down the days for Jake to figure that out. I'm so happy you get to witness the joys of motherhood. Its amazing how much they learn and change in 1 year. Enjoy it!

Samosas for One said...

So cute!

Courtney said...

Benji is absolutely adorable, as is your tale of life with him!

MarjnHomer said...

enjoy him at this age, because they get cuter as they grow older.. :-)

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