I've spent so much time focusing on everything that is going on with Caleb that I neglected to post about Mr. Benjamin. If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that Benjamin's "lovey" of choice has always been a burp cloth.
These pictures were taken almost 2 years ago. The boy has always loved the burp cloth. It has been a source of comfort, along with his left thumb of course. He's also a major thumb-sucker.
We've tried to break Benjamin of his love affair with the burp cloth several times. You might remember a post entitled: "Burp Cloth Blues". But the child showed no signs of wanting to surrender his lovey anytime soon. I had accepted the fact that he would likely take the burp cloth to college one day...and then we went to San Antonio. When we got home from our trip we could only find one burp cloth (I found the other one the next day) and it was nasty and dirty so I insisted on washing it. That meant that Benjamin couldn't sleep with it that night but he was so tired from our trip that he just didn't care. Well, that was over 2 weeks ago and Benjamin has not had his burp cloth since. He has only asked about it a couple of times but it really hasn't been an issue. Here are the 2 remaining burp cloths.
You can see that the one on the right was very well loved. It's probably weird but I put the burp cloths in a baggy to keep. Just as a keepsake, a way for this momma to remember her baby.
Benjamin quickly moved on to something else.
"Dotty" the Dalmatian. He carries this pup everywhere. Although sometimes he likes to take Bubba's dalmatian...also named "Dotty"
(being a couch potato with Bubba's "Dotty")
This Dalmatian was actually Glenn's when he was a little boy. How sweet is that?
So the burp cloth has bit the dust and has been retired in recent weeks. It's bittersweet. I'm sad to see him growing up so quickly but relieved to know that he won't be taking his burp cloth to college...although I think he might very well still be a thumb-sucker when he is 18 years old.
Caleb is not the only one seeing a surgeon this week. Benjamin saw a pediatric surgeon yesterday. We've been pretty sure he has an inguinal hernia for some time and it was confirmed by the surgeon yesterday. So, Benjamin will be having surgery to repair that. It is not a pressing matter, so we will likely schedule that sometime in the months to come, maybe this summer. It is a relatively simple procedure, no hospital stay or anything.
So that is the update on Benjamin. He's a little stinker and I love him.