#12monthsofben: 8 Months

Ben is 8 months old today. 

Likes: Eggs, jumping, the ocean, feet, shoes, hair. 

Dislikes: Being alone, sitting still. 

I am so glad that Benjamin has spent the last few weeks with my family. He is so loved! Everyone has been so sweet with him, and he's not shy to show them love even though for most of them this has been the first time meeting him. 

We took him to the beach and I don't think I have ever seen a little boy enjoy the ocean as much as he did. I mean, just look at his face! Taking him to the places I grew up in, watching him live what I did as a child, has been by far my best experience as a mother yet. 

Vacation looks good on you my love. I'm proud of the sweet boy you're growing up to be. 

"Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without." - Jodi Picoult 


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