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


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!



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 :: 8 Months Old

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My baby’s getting big, y’all.  And he’s becoming less needy.  That little baby phase is long gone… sad.

He’s pulling himself up with ease onto anything and everything he can.  He crawls faster than I speed walk.  He’s always chatting with anyone who will listen (including the dogs and toys).  This boy can eat!  He is excited to try it all!  Poor thing still only has his two lower front teeth so he still can’t eat much, but anything soft and can be broken up into little pieces or fed with a spoon he is eager to get in his mouth.

His favorite activity these days would be bath time.  He has not had to use the baby holder thingy in the tub in a while so he is free to roam around, put his hands under the faucet as it fills the tub with water, play with all his water toys and books, and get bubble mohawks and beards from daddy.  He always has a big smile on his face when he’s in the tub.

My boy loves to be tossed into a big pile of pillows and blankets where he then pounces and laughs real loud.  It’s the cutest thing ever.  He is starting to tolerate being in the car a little bit better.  For a while this was a big challenge for Husband & I.  Neither one of us wanted to drive with him in the car!  Ha ha ha… He would get so upset!  Thank God that phase is over.

This boy is loooooong.  He is wearing 12 month clothes and I don’t mean the 9-12 month size… I mean the 12-18 month size.  Not that they fit in the waist, but for length, it’s the only size that works.  I’m predicting he’s going to be tall and skinny just like Husband & I were as kids… But please look at that pot belly in the pictures toward the top- I live for that belly!!

Every single day is a new adventure with Bennett.  He is just absorbing so much and developing skills so fast, I’m so proud of my little man!

Bennett, Mommy loves you so, so much!!  And Daddy loves you so much too!


Bennett Wesley :: 7 Months Old

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My pride and joy!!! This sweet baby melts my heart with that smile!  And those teeth… oh my word!!  #HolyCuteness!!

Well, today my boy is 7 months old.  We just got back from celebrating his first Thanksgiving in Houston with my side of the family.  It was a really nice trip.  Bennett went to his first parade, met some of his new cousins, saw his great grandma, and tried refried beans {I hope he liked them because Mama eats Mexican food at least once a week}.

This boy is getting so long and lean!  He loves to eat… all day long… He has mastered the spoon {well, taking food with a spoon, not using it by himself} and sippy cup.  Yep… skipped bottles and went straight for sippy cups.  We are still breastfeeding.  It’s still his favorite.  He is wearing 12 month clothes for the length.  Size 3 diapers. Hates wearing shoes.  Crawls all over, and is starting to pull himself up on things.

One thing that surprises me is how much he is starting to enjoy our story time.  This boy really likes books right now.  He gets this look on his face like he is reading along right with me and is completely entranced with the story.  His favorite book at the moment is “Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See” but today I read him “The Night Before Christmas” and he adored it!  What’s funny is, with Brown Bear, Husband & I will read the entire book and as soon as we say “the end” he starts crying hysterically until we start reading it again.  So we will {literally} read it 100+ times!  Ha ha ha!  I have a cute video of him doing this, might have to upload it to our youtube page…

Anyway, we are super pumped for Christmas later this month.  The tree is already up and the decor is in the works.  It’s going to be so special having this little guy around.  He completes my world.

I love you so much, Bennett Wesley.

xx Mommy