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Bigger Ben

Our little guy has managed to gain two pounds, ten ounces in just under three weeks. He is up to a whopping ten and a half pounds! Not bad for a kid that was due a week and a half ago. This explains why his newborn clothes are already out of the rotation. This also explains why I seem to accomplish little more than nursing him most days.

He continues to amaze us every day. He can lift and hold his head up for longer periods of time and he loves to look around. I suspect the renovation zone that is our house offers lots of interesting things for him to observe. His newborn jerky movements have been replaced by much more deliberate motions, and he likes to look at things and reach out to them. One of his new favorite things to do is grab onto the closest thing, most often my hair, and hold on for dear life. I can attest that he has quite a grip. I think he had his first stare down with Stinker the Cat this morning. Uh oh.

On an unrelated note, we finally had a stove installed this week, just in time for yummy fall cooking and baking. After four months of grilling and a steady supply of tasty vegetables from Grammie and Grampa Two Hives, I was totally ready to scratch my baked carb itch. First up? Zucchini bread. Mmm... And there is most certainly an apple pie, or three, in our near future. Come to think of it, it was probably a good thing I didn't have an oven for the last half of my pregnancy.