Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bennett Update

Bennett is currently 14 months old and as busy as can be. At his last appointment, about 4 weeks ago, he weighed 23 pounds (down .5 pounds from his last check up).
We found out Bennett has fluid in his ears at his year appointment, which we were led to find out because of his low communication skills. He babbles 24/7 and will ask you questions and respond, but it is just jabber. We think that though we try to get him to say words like "ball" all he can hear is "sjdhadhnaskjdkb". Confusing, huh! We have been going in every 4-6 weeks to check his ears. Our next appointment is tomorrow but at our last appointment they did a hearing test and the sound  wave was supposed to go in his ears and then come back out like a bell curve...his was just a straight line. The fluid in his ears also affects his balance, hence the no walking yet. He is an absolute pro at standing up to things and climbing (he can get himself up on the couch, bed, really on anything he wants), and always walks along things while holding on. We are trying no dairy right now to see if that helps to naturally get rid of the fluid but if not, then probably in a few months he will have to go in for surgery and get tubes in his ears and then he should catch up to where he needs to be communication wise.
Other things about Bennett: 
-We are really trying to feed him healthy foods and thankfully he LOVES them! Seriously, his favorite foods are: broccoli, zucchini, sweet potato and squash. We are trying to find fruit for him to eat because we have found some (bananas) set off the Eczema on his legs and arms but he loves grapes and strawberries. 
-Bennett is a very busy boy and most days I just spend chasing him around so he doesn't harm himself or get into things he shouldn't. 
-Bennett loves to be outside, go on walks and play in the grass.
-Bennett sleeps through the night every night, usually from 7:30-8:00 pm to 7:00-8:00am. And he still takes 2 naps, ranging from anywhere from 1-2 hours each.
-He has 4 teeth on the top and two teeth on the bottom and I think the others are coming soon.
-He is currently wearing 12-18 month clothes, right on track! And he wears size 4 diapers.
-He hates wearing socks and shoes and always manages to pull them off.
-He loves books and can be found "reading" to himself or flipping through pages.
-He also loves playing the piano and when you sing a note he tries to match it.
-Bennett claps after anyone sings a song and so in church, whenever a song is done, he claps. 
-Bennett is a great jumper and could spend a long time in his crib just jumping up and down while holding onto the rail and seeing how high he can jump.

I am sure I am missing some things but we sure do love our little guy and feel so blessed to have him in our lives.


  1. I can't believe he is already 14 months! Such a handsome little guy. I hope you can figure out his ears! Poor guy.

  2. I love this! So neat to hear what he is doing. I love looking back to what my kids did at Julia's age. Tubes aren't so bad. Good luck!


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