Remington James :: Five Months Old

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Yesterday, this guy turned five months old.  We were so busy I didn’t have time to write a post but I did get the pictures done! (Patting myself on the back)

Husband & I were just reading Bennett’s Five Month Old Post and I wish I would have read it before I wrote Remy’s four month post because their height at four months was exactly the same and Bennett weighed only one pound less.  When I was re-reading all the things that Bennett was doing at five months, I couldn’t help but compare it to what Remy is doing… Bennett was almost crawling at five months!  Remy really doesn’t even push up on his forearms yet.  He’s trying but not quite strong enough.  And Bennett was sitting up on his own with ease, where Remy is not.  Again, he is trying and he is almost there, but not quite.

My sweet and smiley Remy has lots of social outings (just like big bro did) just his is usually with his big bro and big bro’s friends ;).  He has started going to some of his own mom group outings, but we have been so busy traveling that it makes it tough to go to all of them.  Remy just flew on this tenth flight last week on our way home from Chicago, so he is traveling a lot more than Bennett was at this age.  He does so well on the planes!

A month from now Remington will be starting swim lessons at the same place that Bennett goes (hopefully at the same time too!).  He really loves the pool and floating around.  He usually can stay in the water with us for up to an hour without fussing at all!  And next week he will be going to music class with big bro- I’m pretty sure Bennett started music class a little later but since Remy doesn’t cost anything right now, I thought why not let him tag along, I just know he is going to LOVE it!

Right now, Remy loves to find his feet and put his toes in his mouth, he is drooling like crazy (just like Bennett was), he’s not as interested in real food yet… still very happy with his bottles, hates the car seat, completely sleeps through the night- even when we are traveling and he is in random cribs, loves lots of eye contact and is just the most angelic little… ugh… big!! baby ;)

We love you, Remington!  Keep being the precious gift from God that you are to me!

xoxo

Bennett Wesley :: Two Years Old

Two years have come and gone with the blink of an eye.

At 10:15 this morning, my oldest little man turned two.  Today we woke up and had cinnamon rolls for breakfast.  We had our swim lesson, had our two year check up with the pediatrician (B weighs 27.25 pounds and is 38 inches tall), came home and swam in the pool, then ordered yummy pizza for dinner.  It has been a very normal day, yet I have been reminiscing on the last two years and how much my boy has grown.  He changes so much, but I’m really loving the stage we are in.  The stage where he gives unlimited kisses, always accepts a bear hug, squeezes into the smallest space next to me on the couch just to hold baby brother… it is really the sweetest time right now, I hope it continues to get better and better.

To the one who made me a mom… my precious Bennett,

You are such a special boy, everything about you is unique to you.  The way you can keep your excitement for anything under wraps, even though deep down I know you are totally stoked to see and do fun and adventurous things.  The way you can keep your cool around other kids who are losing their sh*t because they aren’t good at sharing, it’s admirable.  The way you can be so quiet in large groups, but get home and you can take the stage for an overly dramatic speech that includes changes in your tone and hand gestures.

Everyone that meets you tells me how well behaved you are, how chill you are, how laid back you are.  Although I know you have two sides, and that when you are home you are much more comfortable and can let loose, it still makes me so proud to hear other people admire your behavior in public.  You are so gentle, not destructive like most little boys (at least as of the last two years- this could change now that we are in the “terrible twos”).  You are much more interested in observing than doing.  But I think that this is more because you like to be 100% confident that you can do something before you do it.  You practice and practice until it’s perfect then all of sudden you are doing things with ease.

You are amazing to me in every way.  I adore everything about you.  You make my life so wonderful and I’m so proud to be your mommy.

Happy Birthday my oldest baby! I love you so much!

A few pictures from Bennett’s Choo Choo Train Party:

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Strawberry Passion Organics Farm

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So, today was pretty awesome!  The Florida weather has been killin’ it (in a good way) the last few days, so this little family of mine has been spending as much time outdoors as possible before the blazing heat comes back with a vengeance.  As soon as church let out this morning we ran home, ate a quick lunch & changed, and hopped in the car to head out to pick some strawberries at Strawberry Passion Organics Farm.  This was a first for all of us!  After a few minutes of uncertainty, Bennett reached down and grabbed a ripe, juicy red strawberry and stuffed it in his mouth.  He loved it!  He loved being able to pick whatever strawberry he wanted and being able to eat it right off the vine.  It was really cute!

Remy had a good time too, just looking around from above on Daddy’s chest.  He would get startled every time the breeze would pick up, which is actually super cute when you see it in person.  He definitely does not like being cold, just like his mama!

Now that we have tested the waters of organic produce picking, I cannot wait to take my boys to do this again!  There’s just something so wonderful about picking your food from the source, literally farm to table.  We’ll be eating strawberries for the next week!

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

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!

Bennett Wesley :: One Month Old

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How in the world is my little dude already a month old?!?  Boy, have I learned a lot over the last 31 days.  I have learned so much about him, but I have also learned a lot about myself.  I’m so much stronger than I thought I was, not so much in the physical aspect, although I am lifting a lot more than I ever have (i.e. car seat, stroller, baby bag with every necessity under the sun that a baby might need- you never know, a baby could ABSOLUTELY go through 10 diapers & 100 wipes in 2 hours…), but also I’m stronger mentally.  Considering the lack of sleep and the crazy hormones from having a baby, in my head I feel like I’m handling this parenthood thing pretty well! :)  Of course, it’s only the beginning… but I just love my little guy.  He’s the honey & granola to my greek yogurt, the pita to my hummus, the Nutella to my Honeycrisp Apple :).

Today we had our one month check up with the pediatrician.  My boy is growing so much.  Bennett weighed in at 11 pounds 13 ounces (!!) and is 24.5 inches long.  I was shocked by these new numbers!  Such a big boy!  He is currently wearing 3 month old clothes. He sleeps most of the night, only waking to feed 2 times (on average), although last night he slept through the night waking at 5AM to eat (super exciting!!).  He is a breast milk enthusiast ;) and was just introduced to a bottle 2 days ago which was definitely not his favorite moment, but he’s getting the hang of it.  It was nice having a little freedom for a night though!  When I told the doctor that I am pretty much feeding him on the hour, she was a little shocked.  She told me I should wait at least two hours from the start of one feeding to the next, anything in-between would be him “snacking” ha ha ha!!  Like mommy, like son!  I’m a total snacker!

We still have not been graced with a real smile from Bennett yet.  I am SO looking forward to that sweet moment!  As of today he still has deep blue/gray eyes that are almond shaped with the longest lashes ever.  I’m pretty sure he has my turned up nose, and he still has his daddy’s chin.  And don’t get me started on those chipmunk cheeks he’s still sporting!  I’m so obsessed with him and his cuteness, it’s not even funny.  His favorite thing to do is rock in a rocking chair, he can hold his head up by himself for a little while, and has been behaving himself at all restaurant outings that Husband & I take him on.  Such a good boy!

Overall, things are going really well!  I’m just so proud to be his mommy!  He is such a joy to have around…

I think we’ll keep him ;)!