Bennett Wesley :: Four Months Old

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Well, today my son is four months old. A third of a year has gone by in a flash.  People told me that time would fly when he got here, but MAN (!!) I had know idea it would be this fast.  This little guy really keeps me on my toes.  He is rolling over belly to back and back to belly… completely rolling!  So, basically that means no more, “I’m just going to leave you right here on the bed, you just chill while I fold some towels that have been sitting in a pile for about a week now, you can stare at the ceiling fan and be a happy little camper” NOPE!  No more of that… He is on the move, scooting his way to wherever his chunky legs will take him.  Oh, and he is starting to use his legs to stand up.  Of course he has the help of the people holding him, but he’s getting close to not needing the help at all.  I blame the Jolly Jumper for this fast progression that is starting to depress me.

He is beyond alert.  He is fully engaged with any and all interaction people are willing to give him.  He smiles so big and lets out loud giggles!  It’s seriously my favorite thing so far… the giggles.  It makes my heart swell up about 10x’s it’s size.  Totally bursting with happiness!

This weekend he will be on his third airplane trip since he was born <– my little jet setter :).  I cannot even count how many times he has been to the beach.  Still not diggin the bottle, wears size 3 diapers, has to be held 98.9% of his awake hours… that’s my Bennett!  I am still amazed at how much stuff a little 15+ pound baby needs to make it through an afternoon away from home.  Just thinking about all the crap I lug around makes my back ache.  My legs are covered in bruises from the car seat hitting me in the chins and thighs, I look like I’m in an abusive relationship!  It all just makes me laugh!

Bennett, you bring so much joy to my world.  Your smile is my sunshine on these rainy days we have been having here in Florida.  I can’t wait to see what the next month has in store for us!  I love you more than you know!



Bennett’s Current Faves

Today, my baby, Bennett, is officially two months old!  Unreal!  I wish I could finish up his two month post today, but we have his check-up with the pediatrician tomorrow, and I want to make sure I have all of his current stats (weight, height, etc…).

So in place of his “two month old” post, I’m going to let you guys know what things Bennett is really liking these days and things that have kept Husband & I sane over the last few weeks!  As most of you know, every now and then I like to update my blog with a few items I’m currently diggin’.  I think that most of you that read along tend to like my suggestions… or you just like seeing what I’m wasting my money on every couple of months ;)

Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play

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A friend of mine was generous enough to allow us to borrow her manual version of this before her baby arrives this fall and boy has it been a sanity saver!  Bennett absolutely loves this thing!  We have the Momaroo which worked when he was brand new to this world, but he quickly moved on from that and now wants to be aggressively rocked in this Rock ‘N Play.  That’s the good thing about the manual version.  You can make it go as fast as the baby likes, where as with the new automatic one that doesn’t require any hands on work.  I blame my mom for his addiction to being rocked to the point of almost causing whiplash… she claims I loved it as a kid, so she decided to try that with Bennett.  Now the kid doesn’t like anything gently rocking him… Anyway, if your baby enjoys being rocked, I highly recommend this product!  Manual or automatic.

Magnificent Baby

So, these are the best thing ever.

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These onesies are awesome!  So much easier than dealing with a bunch of snaps!  Bennett wore the one pictured above on Father’s Day and I’m officially a strong supporter of this company!

UPPAbaby 2015 G-Luxe

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I recently purchased this stroller for all the upcoming trips we will be making and believe it or not, it really makes Bennett happy!  When he is crying heavily during that infamous “Witching Hour” I just pop him in there, and it soothes him within minutes, if not seconds.  I’m really impressed with how lightweight it is, the ease of folding it up, it’s large sun visor, and it even has some storage underneath!  I’m excited to use it this weekend for it’s real purpose… travel!

My Brest Friend

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This is a MUST HAVE on any new mom’s registry.  This has literally saved my sanity on many occasions.  You know, I always say this, but taking care of a baby is truly a full time job.  It is!  In addition to taking care of a baby, breast-feeding is another full time job!  It’s a lot of work!  Not to mention, you are tethered to your baby for however long you choose to do it!  (Especially if your baby is like mine and refuses to take a bottle- this is a more recent thing, he was doing ok with a bottle for a hot minute but now he is refusing)  Anyway, I don’t think I would have made it a week if I didn’t have the My Brest Friend.

I hope these posts will be somewhat helpful for all the mommy’s out there!  I love when products are well worth the investment!