Remington James :: Four Months Old

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I was reading the post from Bennett’s four month update, and as I was catching up, I could not believe all the similarities. Remy is rolling from front to back, back to front. He is giggling and coo-ing for anyone and everyone. He’s a great eater (at least 32 oz. a day!). By this age, Bennett was already playing in the Jolly Jumper, but I haven’t felt as confident putting Remy in it yet, only because he doesn’t hold his head up quite as well as Bennett did. But he is getting there. We have been doing much more yummy time and he is lifting his head much higher than before. Maybe within the next week or so he can try some of Bennett’s old activity toys.

According to his measurements from the pediatrician, he is 16.13 lbs and 28 inches long. The medical assistant couldn’t believe how long he was, she made me lay him out again so she could remeasure. Sure enough she was accurate. 28 inches! Gonna be a tall dude!  Remy has officially found his toes and loves to play with them.  I haven’t caught him with his foot in his mouth yet, but I’m sure it’s going to happen soon!

This little guy loves looking at himself in the mirror, can grab things that are in front of his face, he is starting to sit in a bumbo for small periods of time, and enjoys hugging a lovey.  He loves to kick his legs as hard as he can, enjoys listening to music, and finds the water features of the pool soothing enough to sleep to.  He is so precious!

In the middle of our little photoshoot this afternoon, we had an unexpected photo bomber!  Good thing he’s cute ;)

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Gah!  I love these babies!  So freaking much!


Malibu, CA :: March 2016

This little family of mine!  We had so much fun being tourists in my old stomping grounds!  We seriously did a little bit of everything that Malibu has to offer… except surf… I’ve never been a big fan of the cold Pacific water.  We did go to Pepperdine, ate at all my favorite spots, went hiking, saw some of my greatest friends, and of course did some shopping ;).  It was a blast!

There are days when I reminisce about my time in Malibu.  It was such a special time in my life.  I was finally feeling what freedom was for the first time (my parents were 2000+ miles away!!).  I was meeting people who were totally different from me and grew up in a different world than me.  It was truly one of the best experiences, and I don’t think I would be who I am today if I hadn’t have been brave enough to leave the comfort of my home in Texas and go to college in California.  I never wanted to conform to the norm and get too comfortable knowing that my parents could just rescue me at the drop of a hat.

Someday, Bennett will be at the age where he is figuring out where he wants to go to college and as much as I selfishly will want him to be close to home, I hope that I am brave enough at that time to let him choose his own path and encourage him to fulfill his dreams.

Anyway, once again, Husband & I had a great time with our little buddy.  It’s crazy that his first college visit was to my school across the country when daddy’s school is only a 2 hour drive from our house in Florida :).

 I just know he is going to be a wave!!! ;) Enjoy the pics!

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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!