Just for a little while? Please?
My baby boy will be one year old next week! Some days I want him to be my baby forever. He loves to cuddle, and I never want him to grow out of it! Benson has four teeth on the bottom of his mouth, and both of his top front teeth are coming in now. One just broke through a few days ago. He also took his first steps a few weeks ago! We sort of forced it upon him by making him stand up in the middle of a room and getting out of his reach so he had to try taking steps. He can stand without holding on to anything for a full minute, but lately he has been chickening out and sitting down instead of walking. He still can't stand himself up without holding on to something, so he's not "officially" walking yet. A few weeks ago, I got sick enough that I couldn't keep any food down, and I lost my milk supply, so I stopped nursing Benson. I'm a little sad that I didn't get to wean him on my own terms, but it is nice to have my body to myself again. The problem is that he won't drink from a bottle or sippy cup! He used to drink from a bottle fairly frequently before we moved, but it's almost as though he has forgotten how to suck. He will play with a bottle, chew on it, and drink whatever drips in his mouth, but he won't suck. (He will suck on his pacifier...) We are spoon-feeding him liquids now so that he doesn't get dehydrated, but it takes so long. Any ideas from you amazing mommies out there?
Here is a video of our walking wonder:
They just started building the house next-door to us. Cassie loves sitting on the window sill and watching the men work. I took this picture when they started digging the hole for the foundation. If it looks like it is very close to our house, that's because it is. We have a teeny lot. :(
We had my niece, Lexi over for a sleepover. She and Cassie are 20 months apart, but they still play so well together! Here they are watching Cinderella.