Bennett’s Current Faves

Today, my baby, Bennett, is officially two months old!  Unreal!  I wish I could finish up his two month post today, but we have his check-up with the pediatrician tomorrow, and I want to make sure I have all of his current stats (weight, height, etc…).

So in place of his “two month old” post, I’m going to let you guys know what things Bennett is really liking these days and things that have kept Husband & I sane over the last few weeks!  As most of you know, every now and then I like to update my blog with a few items I’m currently diggin’.  I think that most of you that read along tend to like my suggestions… or you just like seeing what I’m wasting my money on every couple of months ;)

Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play

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A friend of mine was generous enough to allow us to borrow her manual version of this before her baby arrives this fall and boy has it been a sanity saver!  Bennett absolutely loves this thing!  We have the Momaroo which worked when he was brand new to this world, but he quickly moved on from that and now wants to be aggressively rocked in this Rock ‘N Play.  That’s the good thing about the manual version.  You can make it go as fast as the baby likes, where as with the new automatic one that doesn’t require any hands on work.  I blame my mom for his addiction to being rocked to the point of almost causing whiplash… she claims I loved it as a kid, so she decided to try that with Bennett.  Now the kid doesn’t like anything gently rocking him… Anyway, if your baby enjoys being rocked, I highly recommend this product!  Manual or automatic.

Magnificent Baby

So, these are the best thing ever.

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These onesies are awesome!  So much easier than dealing with a bunch of snaps!  Bennett wore the one pictured above on Father’s Day and I’m officially a strong supporter of this company!

UPPAbaby 2015 G-Luxe

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I recently purchased this stroller for all the upcoming trips we will be making and believe it or not, it really makes Bennett happy!  When he is crying heavily during that infamous “Witching Hour” I just pop him in there, and it soothes him within minutes, if not seconds.  I’m really impressed with how lightweight it is, the ease of folding it up, it’s large sun visor, and it even has some storage underneath!  I’m excited to use it this weekend for it’s real purpose… travel!

My Brest Friend

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This is a MUST HAVE on any new mom’s registry.  This has literally saved my sanity on many occasions.  You know, I always say this, but taking care of a baby is truly a full time job.  It is!  In addition to taking care of a baby, breast-feeding is another full time job!  It’s a lot of work!  Not to mention, you are tethered to your baby for however long you choose to do it!  (Especially if your baby is like mine and refuses to take a bottle- this is a more recent thing, he was doing ok with a bottle for a hot minute but now he is refusing)  Anyway, I don’t think I would have made it a week if I didn’t have the My Brest Friend.

I hope these posts will be somewhat helpful for all the mommy’s out there!  I love when products are well worth the investment!

Father’s Day Outtakes

This father-son duo… they have my heart!!  Especially when they twin up their wardrobe ;)  We spent Father’s Day with Husband’s family where we watched the US Open with Grandpa Dietrich, and had a wonderful steak dinner prepared by Grandma Dietrich.  It was a wonderful day!

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^^ How cool is this little cupcake display of a yorkie?!? ^^

My parents got this for Husband from Dolce (our yorkie) for Father’s Day.  So cute!

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And then, Daddy took Bennett in the pool (thinking the water was a little warmer than it really was), but Bennett wasn’t a big fan.  He didn’t like the cold water touching his belly, the video below shows how he reacted ha ha ha…

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Newborn Photos

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Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Father’s Day to my incredible husband who has really stepped into the role of “daddy” perfectly.  To share this journey in parenthood with you has been the best experience of my life so far.  It’s amazing to watch you come home after a really long, difficult day at work and still have the energy to take over and help me with the baby.  You have no idea how appreciated you are.  When Bennett hears your voice and shows in his eyes that he recognizes you, it’s the most precious moment.  He loves you so much… almost as much as I do :).  He & I feel so blessed to have you as our own.  The way you take care of us and make us feel safe, that’s all we can really ask for, yet you deliver so much more.

Husband, learning this baby stuff together has been so much fun so far!  I love watching us learn and grow from every feeding, blowout, cry, smile (that may just be gas)… we make a great team and you’re the best teammate ever!  Gosh, I love you.  Happy 1st Father’s Day!

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And to the Grandfather’s… Bennett could not be more lucky to have such wonderful, loving human beings as his grandpa’s!  What fine examples these men are of what it really means to be a dad.  Making sure their families are taken care of no matter what, giving their all and dedicating their time to raising decent human beings, taking on the stressful situations that us children cause over the years, being encouraging, uplifting, dedicated to our happiness and success in life…  That’s what it’s all about!  I love these two men, one for being my father when he didn’t have to be… for stepping up where there was a void in my life and being there for me through everything and giving me (literally) everything he had to make my life amazing.  The other, for raising the most wonderful man that I would someday marry.  I’m so appreciative.  Thank you both!  Happy Father’s Day to these amazing men!

Another family weekend at the beach…

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We had another beautiful weekend at the beach last weekend!  This time Husband was able to join us, which always makes life so much better.  He took Bennett way into the ocean for a the first time ever, and Bennett did really good.  He didn’t like Daddy taking him off his shoulder, but didn’t mind the water all over his body and the waves crashing into him as long as he was held close to Daddy’s chest.  It was really a sweet moment.  When he got out he was ready to snuggle in his towel, and pretty worn out.  Overall, it was a nice intro to the ocean for this babe!

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^^ Are these not the cutest diapers for beach time?!? I love Honest Diapers! ^^

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^^ I love this little family of mine! ^^

A Bennett Milestone

My baby is lifting his noggin! In the pictures below you will notice how he starts on the right side of his face, then he lifts up, turns, and finishes on his left cheek… I have noticed this many times over the last two weeks, so today I just had to document it!  He also holds his head up for what seems like forever when he is being held up to someone’s shoulder.  I know this is very normal, and that most babies should be doing this around one month..  I’m just excited :)

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..:: And a few random {yet super sweet} pictures of my boy! ::..

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..:: and some snaps from our first date night since B arrived ::..

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