Remington James :: Six Years Old

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He’s six, y’all.  Six!

And he lost two lower teeth over the Christmas break.

My love for this boy is never ending, he truly makes my world go round.

My dear, Remington,

I wish I could bottle you up right now and keep you this age forever.  You have been my biggest supporter throughout this extremely difficult pregnancy with baby sister.  I have not been blogging much about it because I just do not have the energy to do anything extra these days, but just know that you, Remy, have been a rockstar for me.  Always hugging and kissing the bump, talking to the baby constantly, staring at her pictures with me, asking lots of questions about her… you are just the best!  And you are going to be THE BEST big brother!

I love that you are becoming a little (eensy weensy) bit more mature in life.  You are finally getting your own drinks and snacks most of the time and you are independently playing more.  You have such a fun zest for life!  I have never seen anything like it!  Today was your day and you were just so happy that it was all about you, we did every single thing your heart desired, at the times you wanted to do them.  You woke up, you told me you wanted a special breakfast of French toast sticks with Oreos, you then wanted to make sure you would be able to come to the cupcake shop with me so you could pick out the exact one you wanted, as soon as we got home we had to set up the table for the cupcakes and presents.  All presents were opened and cupcakes were devoured before lunch.  Then you had some super special alone time with Daddy where he took you to the trampoline park and y’all played uninterrupted for hours!  On the way home you got Mc Donalds, walked through door and played with all of your new Batman toys, and tonight you will be sleeping in new Batman jammies and super hero bedding on your bed!  Luckiest boy!

AND you have a “real” party next weekend!  With all your buddies!!  This preggo mama is wiped.  Done.  But I’d do it an infinite amount of times just to see that beautiful smile on your sweet little face.

I hope you know how deeply loved you are and how special you are to everyone who knows you.

I love you, my forever baby boy.

Mommy


Bennett Wesley :: 9 Months Old

Today as we were leaving our 9 month appointment the doctor says, “Bye Bennett!  See you after your first birthday!”

Ummmm… excuse me?!?  First birthday?? That’s like… light years away, right?!?  I guess not {insert head thrown back, crying emoji face here}.  I don’t even want to think about that.

This nine month old baby of mine is seriously a handful.  I knew he would be the day he was born, but every day is a new adventure with him.  He is full of emotions, loves trying any and all foods, loves opening and closing every drawer and cabinet in the house {we recently baby proofed}, and tries to climb on/ off everything.  This boy does not sit still. Ever.  He is always curious about what is around the corner, behind the door, down the stairs, up the stairs, in his room, in Husband & my room, our bathroom, etc… He loves tormenting the dogs, chasing after them in his walker, it’s probably one of the funniest things to watch.  Sasha likes the chase but Layla steers clear.

Bennett got sick for the first time 2 weeks ago.  It was not fun.  Poor little dude was miserable, I’m so glad it’s finally gone.  I’m actually quite shocked he didn’t get sick sooner.  I keep him active in a lot of social baby outings such as music class, Gymboree, and playdates, so I guess I should count myself lucky since it just recently happened.  I’m definitely not looking forward to the next cold… they really linger :(

Other than that, Husband & I are having so much fun taking this sweet boy for bike rides around the hood, going to the parks to swing on all the swings and slide down all the slides, shopping for cute little boy clothes ;)… He still LOVES bath time & “Brown Bear Brown Bear”.  At his appointment this morning, he weighed in at almost twenty pounds and was over 31 inches long.  Doc says he is very healthy and so happy!  This boy is the very best thing to ever happen to Husband & I!  I still cannot believe he is ours!  He amazes me every single day! We love you so much, Bennett!