Maybe God wishes to teach me a thousand new things, move me from being in a thousand different directions to just ONE, and show me a thousand reasons to BLESS his name. Maybe that is why He moved me 1,000 miles away.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Baby's got two teeth

Benjamin has two teeth now. Two cute little teeth on the bottom. His teeth and he have a love/hate relationship. The first is no longer painful, but the second is still causing drooling (which consequently gave him a drool rash on his chin) and some ouchy hurts.

However, Benjamin loves rubbing his tongue on his tooth, taking my finger and biting it right on his sharp, pointy tooth. While I carry him, he loves to suddenly turn and lunge and sink his tooth into my chin. Oh, he loves doing that. Which reminds me so much of Audrey who also enjoyed for many months attacking people's faces.

He looks so cute with his teeth, but we still haven't successfully captured them with a camera. The little guy just keeps on growing and getting older...which I love/hate. He hugs me now, and lifts up his arms towards me when I come near. He gazes across the room and locks eyes with me and giggles with delight. To him I'm the world. I love that. As he gets older his personality emerges more and more...I love that too! But each day goes by pretty quickly and he is changing so fast! One day he will be 13 and probably won't want to hug me and bite my chin (which is good -- that would be, odd) So I try to enjoy every moment spent with him, even the four am mornings (ok, that one is hard) because the older I get, the more fleeting the days go by...

5 comments:

Skittles said...

awww! 2 little toofies...

deb said...

Love you little Benji Boy and your little pointy teeth!

jessica said...

Kerri - your comment about Benjamin biting your chin when he's 13 reminded me of this funny, and true, story.

Dan and I have a friend (who you would love, by the way) who is an...um...all natural gal, shall we say. She nursed her children to (by most people's standards) a ripe old age. One day, we were at her farm, standing outside with her and several others, just having a good old conversation. Her youngest child came walking across the yard, climbed up into her arms, and helped herself to mother's milk. That was odd.

Kerri said...

Well, I'm not sure how to respond to that Jessica....
did anyone say anything or just all pretend not not notice?

Jessica said...

we all pretended not to notice...and acted like it was the most normal thing on earth. i don't think dan and i even discussed it until years later.