Bennett Wesley :: 10 Months Old

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It’s been a long day for the Dietrich household, so I’m going to keep this short and sweet.

This baby boy is officially 10 months old today.  I’m slightly freaking out inside.  I’m starting to look at birthday party themes and I’m getting all kinds of emotional thinking about my baby getting older.  He is so full of life, my little adventurer, crawling or walking with a push walker anywhere and everywhere!  He is obsessed with books and reading.  Husband must read about 10 books to him every night- he loves it!  He eats everything, talks & hums constantly, always wants to be out and about around town ;)… he really enjoys his music classes and play groups- so many new friends!

He’s still a fussy mess, not easy by any means, but when this boy breaks out into a fit of giggles from bouncing on pillows, or daddy making a funny face at him, it’s the most precious sound… it makes all the challenges of being a new mom float away.

Bennett, I hope to keep the memories of you gripping onto me like a baby koala and nuzzling your little face into my neck, close to my heart forever.  I want to remember how desperately you crawl across the floor to reach my legs to pull yourself up and hold your arms out to be held.  I know these moments will not last long, and I’m savoring them for as long as you will let me.  I love you, my baby.


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