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