It just so worked out that Tripp was in town over those same days for work purposes, so he also got to come over and meet Benjamin - and to hang out with us, of course.
This has to be one of the funniest pictures ever... they are trying to take a selfie. Tripp's face and Norm's face have me a bit worried that my child has been born into an interesting family (as if I have room to speak... ha!)
Then Michelle came for a short visit!
One of the days we had our first official outing, baby and all. We went to Target and to Tom + Chee to eat grilled cheese sandwiches that were quite tasty.
He was quite a good sport (until he decided to scream and holler in the store because he had pooped and wanted his diaper changed):
He had his first photo shoot with Kris. The weather was nasty, so the house was quite dark and dreary. But Kris found all the perfect spots to shoot!
Finally Grandaddy Ray and Nana BJ stopped by on their way back to Florida. We had a couple of enjoyable days with them as well!
Three generations of Aldredge's!
Somewhere in between all of these happenings, we also went to a lactation consult (because breastfeeding is difficult as all get out... it is not "easy" or "natural"... it is lots of work). We also had a couple of healthy baby check ups at the Pediatrician (which I keep wanting to call the "Vet"... for so long, any doctor that's not mine or Norm's doctor has been a Vet, so Pediatrician is a totally new concept). We gave Benjamin a sponge bath and a few days later a real bath (pictures of that to follow). Finally we had a good scare one Saturday night where we ended up at the ER - he had severe congestion and difficult breathing. Four hours of crying, recklessness and a 40 mile round trip, we finally made it back home at 2am and got some rest (somewhat).
And the adventure continues!