Bennett Wesley :: 11 Months Old

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Nope.  This is not an April Fools joke.  Although, I wish it was… Y’all, in one month, my baby will be turning one year old.  How?  Why?  Stop it.

This little man has taken his first unassisted steps (up to 7 at a time, if I’m keeping up with details), he cuddles his stuffed animals (never really loved them before), his favorite food right now is oranges, wearing 18 month old clothing for the length (tall boy!), he has mastered throwing lots of balls out of his ball pit, enjoys drinking from a straw, and loves being called a “big boy”.

The only show he will watch is Sesame Street, of which he only really enjoys one episode titled “The Wedding Planner” and, really, he only likes it for the “Two Little Rocks” song… if you are familiar with this episode you will know exactly what I’m talking about.  So we have it DVR’d for those moments of melt down ;) ha ha ha!

His hair is getting so long!  And has a little bit of a curl to it in the back, which I find super cute!  No, I’m not going to cut it any time soon…

Next time we have our monthly baby photo shoot it will be for the BIG day!  Happy 11th month my little man!


Heart Eyes for This Guy!

I feel like the luckiest Mommy in the world to have this little Valentine in my life!  Daddy has a date planned for me this afternoon, so he will have his very own special post tonight or tomorrow, but for now, enjoy this sweet boy of ours! Happy Valentine’s Day!

xoxo

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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!




Bennett Wesley :: Two Months Old

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This little stinker… gosh, he’s the BEST!  He can go from completely content to unbelievably tragic in a split second.  Ha ha ha!  Today we had our two month check up with the pediatrician, and she confirmed what we already knew… He’s perfect!  ;)  His length did not change but he has gained about 1.5 pounds.  He had 3 vaccinations, 2 of which he took like a champ.  The 3rd… well, that one had a heartbreaking reaction from him, but as soon as it was over he was over it and moving on to the next thing… milk!  He’s still a breast milk only baby, enjoying every drop I have to offer.  Unfortunately, his acceptance of bottles has made a drastic turn for the worse.  He refuses to accept from anyone at all… We will continue to work on this, but in the meantime, I’m still tethered to my lil man.

It’s amazing how much babies change in a month.  Bennett is so much more alert than ever!  He makes wonderful eye contact with any and everyone he comes in contact with.  He can smile :), not on command, but definitely when he is a good mood (i.e. after feeding).  He enjoys watching ceiling fans and bright lights for long periods of time, he still loves taking warm baths, appreciates frequent diaper changes, and he has been sleeping 8 hours (at least) per night, in his own crib, in his nursery!!  He’s awesome.  He and Husband have lots of long babbling conversations these days as well.  It’s probably one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen.

This weekend Bennett will be taking his first flight to Ohio to meet his 92 year old great grandma.  She is so excited to meet him, and I cannot wait for him to meet her!  I think I’m a little overly prepared for the flight/ airport situation.  I have played every possible scenario that could go wrong in my head about a thousand times, and have come to the realization that there is no way that it could go as bad as I’m thinking.  I totally got this!  If things get poopy (one of the scenarios) I will definitely let you guys know about it in a post next week ha ha ha!

That pretty much sums it up.  Another month in the books!  I love you, Benny!