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


Bennett Wesley :: Six Months Old

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Happy Half Birthday, Lil Man!

Six whole months with this precious human!  How did Husband & I get so freaking lucky?!?  Bennett is fully crawling across the floor, sitting up on his own, and pulling himself up onto his knees.  A little over a week ago I walked into his room after he was done with his nap and caught him peeking over the edge of his crib.  Tonight, his crib has been lowered to the lowest level for fear he will climb/ fall over head first to the ground.

He is still breastfeeding, mixed in with some pureed foods (mostly bananas because they are his favorite) and the oatmeal cereal.  He still refuses to take a bottle but he likes to pretend to drink from one every now and then.  He is starting to get upset whenever people are eating foods that he is not allowed to have.  He gets all whiney and starts acting out which makes it super hard to enjoy a meal these days… I hope this phase doesn’t last long but I have a feeling it will hang around for a while.  At least until he gets teeth, right?!? We are still waiting for the first tooth to pop through his little gums.  The drool is seriously like a faucet.

Bennet still loves bath time. He loves to kick and splash the water everywhere.  Super cute!  His favorite song right now is “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.  Anytime he is fussy or upset, all I have to do is start singing that song and he gets this big grin on his face. He loves it!  He is starting to become more and more aware of the dogs.  Sasha is always hanging around him, she lets him grab her ears and lips and tail, it doesn’t seem to bother her at all. Layla, on the other hand, is a little standoffish, which concerns me a little.  We keep a very close eye on all dogs around him, and do not allow him to play alone with the dogs around.  Overall, they are doing pretty good with him, they may feel a little neglected, but we still treat them like our other babies. :)

Tomorrow we have our six month check up (and shots) with the doctor.  Hopefully he doesn’t get too upset because this is the first shots appointment I’m going to solo.  He hasn’t been too upset at the previous appointments, so I’m hoping it’s the same scenario this time.  Wish me luck!

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!  We had all sorts of festivities this past weekend which I will post pics of all that stuff sometime this week (hopefully ;)).  The time change is kicking my butt!  It seriously feels like it’s midnight right now and it’s only 8:45… what is wrong with me?? Oh yea, I’m a mom.  Ha ha ha!

Anyway, happy six months to my baby boy!  in six more months I will be a sobbing mess looking back at the year.  I’m trying to hold on to these precious baby moments for as long as possible because I know they will be gone in a blink.

I love you so much my sweet boy.  You are mine and daddy’s whole world.


Bennett Wesley :: Five Months Old

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My heart is going to {literally} burst just looking at these pictures!!  This sweet boy of mine, this little wiggle monster, this ticklish, smiley flirt!  I can’t…

At our last 4 month check up, which actually took place a week after he turned 4 months due to us being out of town, we found out this stud was 28 inches long (100th percentile) and weighed 16 pounds.  Now, it’s been 3 weeks since that appointment, but that’s the latest update on his stats.  The Dr. couldn’t believe how long he was, she remeasured after the medical assistant measured him.  She confirmed what we all knew, he’s a healthy growing boy!  She informed me that he was ready for some cereal and pureed foods which MADE MY WHOLE WORLD!!  I left there on cloud nine!  We are still figuring out the quantities that this boy wants or needs, but not having that constant tether of breastfeeding has been a breath of fresh air.  I still pump for milk to put in his cereal, and he still feeds with me quite often, but it’s not nearly what it was… thank you, Jesus!  I’ll take it!

Bennett and I have joined a mommy/baby group where we meet up once or twice a week with a bunch of other moms and their babies for play dates.  So far, Bennett absolutely loves it!  He is so observant of what the other babies are doing.  He likes to show off his latest tricks (right now he’s rocking back and fourth on his hands and knees- almost crawling) and he loves to smile and play with all the toys.  And while the babies are all doing their own “thang”, the mommies get to talk about anything and everything that has been going on in our lives.  Most of us are new moms which makes it nice because we are going through very similar things.  The group is perfectly proportioned with babies that are only about 2-3 months older and younger than Bennett.  I actually look forward to this outing every week!

My boy is definitely starting the teething process.  The drool is never ending.  No teeth have cut through just yet, but it’s going to happen soon.  He is so interested in food.  Any time Husband & I are eating, B will stop whatever it is he is doing and stare at us.  Poor guy, he needs some teeth so he can try all the yummy food!  Ha ha ha!  Soon enough… for now he can eat his peas {hates them} and bananas {loves them}.

I’m really excited for B’s first Halloween later this month!  He’s going to have soooo much fun!  Can’t wait to share all the cute pics of him in his costumes!

I guess that’s it for this post… Bennett, you bring so much sunshine to our lives.  We love you beyond measure.

xx Mommy & Daddy