Bennett Wesley :: Five Months Old







My heart is going to {literally} burst just looking at these pictures!!  This sweet boy of mine, this little wiggle monster, this ticklish, smiley flirt!  I can’t…

At our last 4 month check up, which actually took place a week after he turned 4 months due to us being out of town, we found out this stud was 28 inches long (100th percentile) and weighed 16 pounds.  Now, it’s been 3 weeks since that appointment, but that’s the latest update on his stats.  The Dr. couldn’t believe how long he was, she remeasured after the medical assistant measured him.  She confirmed what we all knew, he’s a healthy growing boy!  She informed me that he was ready for some cereal and pureed foods which MADE MY WHOLE WORLD!!  I left there on cloud nine!  We are still figuring out the quantities that this boy wants or needs, but not having that constant tether of breastfeeding has been a breath of fresh air.  I still pump for milk to put in his cereal, and he still feeds with me quite often, but it’s not nearly what it was… thank you, Jesus!  I’ll take it!

Bennett and I have joined a mommy/baby group where we meet up once or twice a week with a bunch of other moms and their babies for play dates.  So far, Bennett absolutely loves it!  He is so observant of what the other babies are doing.  He likes to show off his latest tricks (right now he’s rocking back and fourth on his hands and knees- almost crawling) and he loves to smile and play with all the toys.  And while the babies are all doing their own “thang”, the mommies get to talk about anything and everything that has been going on in our lives.  Most of us are new moms which makes it nice because we are going through very similar things.  The group is perfectly proportioned with babies that are only about 2-3 months older and younger than Bennett.  I actually look forward to this outing every week!

My boy is definitely starting the teething process.  The drool is never ending.  No teeth have cut through just yet, but it’s going to happen soon.  He is so interested in food.  Any time Husband & I are eating, B will stop whatever it is he is doing and stare at us.  Poor guy, he needs some teeth so he can try all the yummy food!  Ha ha ha!  Soon enough… for now he can eat his peas {hates them} and bananas {loves them}.

I’m really excited for B’s first Halloween later this month!  He’s going to have soooo much fun!  Can’t wait to share all the cute pics of him in his costumes!

I guess that’s it for this post… Bennett, you bring so much sunshine to our lives.  We love you beyond measure.

xx Mommy & Daddy

A Bennett First :: Apples

{Pardon the profanity in the background music.}

Yesterday I gave Bennett his first taste of apples.  The verdict is still out on whether or not he liked them.


Red Rocks Park :: Denver, CO














The pictures do not do this post ANY justice!

This past weekend we were in Denver, Colorado for a work meeting and when we had a free afternoon this was the one place I had to see!  Red Rocks Park is absolutely beautiful!  There’s really no other word to describe it.  Bennett loved hiking especially since he was strapped to daddy’s chest and could watch me the whole time.  The rocks are breathtaking.  Such a wonderful sight to see!  There is also a concert venue in the middle of the park!  I wish I could have seen a concert in the amphitheater, but that will have to wait until next time…

Denver, overall, was wonderful.  The cooler weather was such a nice break from the Florida heat.  We were lucky to have my mom there to watch the baby while we were in meetings and she even watched him almost every night so we could have some uninterrupted dinners ;).  Thanks mom!

Sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately, we have been super busy with our house being sold this week (!!), we travelled to Ohio for my cousin’s wedding 2 weeks ago, FOOTBALL IS BACK (yayyyy!!), work stuff… etc… anyway, I will try to get back into groove.  Have a great week!

Bennett Wesley :: Four Months Old










Well, today my son is four months old. A third of a year has gone by in a flash.  People told me that time would fly when he got here, but MAN (!!) I had know idea it would be this fast.  This little guy really keeps me on my toes.  He is rolling over belly to back and back to belly… completely rolling!  So, basically that means no more, “I’m just going to leave you right here on the bed, you just chill while I fold some towels that have been sitting in a pile for about a week now, you can stare at the ceiling fan and be a happy little camper” NOPE!  No more of that… He is on the move, scooting his way to wherever his chunky legs will take him.  Oh, and he is starting to use his legs to stand up.  Of course he has the help of the people holding him, but he’s getting close to not needing the help at all.  I blame the Jolly Jumper for this fast progression that is starting to depress me.

He is beyond alert.  He is fully engaged with any and all interaction people are willing to give him.  He smiles so big and lets out loud giggles!  It’s seriously my favorite thing so far… the giggles.  It makes my heart swell up about 10x’s it’s size.  Totally bursting with happiness!

This weekend he will be on his third airplane trip since he was born <– my little jet setter :).  I cannot even count how many times he has been to the beach.  Still not diggin the bottle, wears size 3 diapers, has to be held 98.9% of his awake hours… that’s my Bennett!  I am still amazed at how much stuff a little 15+ pound baby needs to make it through an afternoon away from home.  Just thinking about all the crap I lug around makes my back ache.  My legs are covered in bruises from the car seat hitting me in the chins and thighs, I look like I’m in an abusive relationship!  It all just makes me laugh!

Bennett, you bring so much joy to my world.  Your smile is my sunshine on these rainy days we have been having here in Florida.  I can’t wait to see what the next month has in store for us!  I love you more than you know!

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Bennett Wesley :: Three Months Old









Oh, this boy.  What a bundle.  I mean, look at all the emotions from this 5 minute photo session.  He sure keeps me on my toes.  Literally… he does not let me sit down. Bennett has mastered rolling over from his tummy to his back and is extremely close to flipping from his back to his tummy.  He absolutely adores looking at himself in the mirror.  I doubt he knows it’s him in the reflection, it’s almost like he might think it’s a new friend.  He is becoming a really good smiler!  He still loves bath time and is still an avid breast milk only eater… from the source… no bottle.  He is getting so big!  We don’t have another pediatrician appointment for a month so I don’t know his exact stats, but my back and arms are telling me he is huge! ;)

We are starting to have some nice conversations with Bennett, which basically means a lot of cooing and drooling and eyebrow raising ha ha ha…  He really loves talking to Daddy.  Every day when Husband comes home from work, they sit and chat about anything and everything.  B’s fine motor skills with his hands are becoming more and more coordinated.  He can reach out and grab things with ease and he loves feeling our faces.  It’s the sweetest thing!  For entertainment, he enjoys anything with lights and music.  He has to be stimulated at all times.  It’s almost annoying how bored he gets of brand new toys!  Ready to move on to the next… that’s his new motto.

His sleeping habits at the moment are hit or miss.  Never consistent.  One night he is sleeping 8 hours the next he is up every 3 hours ready to eat.  When I’m being awaken in the middle of the night, it’s easy to think it’s the worst night of my life, but as soon as I see that sweet little face I appreciate these little moments alone with my baby boy.  He is just so easy to love.

I cannot wait to see what the next month holds for us!  You are the most exciting thing in my world and I love you so much my precious baby!