Remington James :: Nine Months Old

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My little baby is getting so big!!  This guy loves being outdoors, darts for the dog water bowl as soon as I put it down, enjoys feeling the sand roll through his fingers at the sand table, studies my face as I sing any nursery rhyme, seems to be a little more rough than big brother Bennett, seems to be a little louder than big brother Bennett, wants so badly to be included in all activities, still takes two decent naps during the day, pulls himself up with anything he can, will move from one piece of furniture to another, and will probably soon be walking… eeeeek!

I find it funny when people tell me that Remy is looking more and more like Bennett.  To me they are still so different.  Everything about their personalities is totally different, it just overlaps to their looks to me.  Every now and then, they will have similar facial expressions that make me say, “Oh, that is a Bennett face!” or vice versa… but I just don’t really think they look that much alike right now.

I’m pretty sure Remy has inherited my teeth, unfortunately.  For those who may not know, I had braces three times.  Yes, you read that right. Three… separate… times.  It was not fun.  I had spacers, expanders, permanent retainers, the WORKS!  And I’m still not 100% happy with my results.  Good thing Remy has Husband to work on his grill, hopefully he will get it right the first time around!  But right now it is super cute!  His little gap on top!  Love it!

This year is flying by.  I cannot believe in three months he will be one year old.  I’m starting to think about his first birthday.  Since we made such a production over Bennett’s first birthday, I feel slightly obligated to give Remy an awesome first birthday as well.  Would hate for him to look back and be like,”what the heck, mom!”  Which I know will come for other things in life, but I will not let it be about the first birthday! ;)

The holiday’s are approaching fast.  I can’t wait for all the fun in store for both of my boys!  Remington will be experiencing everything for the first time and it’s such a joy to watch a baby’s face while they are witnessing all the magic!  On that note, I got the boys costumes on Amazon, and I cannot wait for y’all to see them!  It’s nothing too original, but it sure will be cute!

Remy, I’m really loving this stage we are in right now.  Stay small a little longer my sweet baby.  I will miss you crawling toward me fast to pull up on my legs to hold you (just like brother did), I will miss the excitement in your eyes when someone turns talking Elmo on for you, I will miss the pounding of your hand on the tray in the highchair when you are no longer food aggressive (ha ha ha!), I will miss how obsessed you are with your brother and how you look at him with such awe because he is the coolest kid ever, but most of all I will someday miss the neck nuzzles you provide me every single night before you go to bed.  I don’t think I realized when Bennett stopped doing these types of things, so I want to document them here…  love you sweet, sweet boy.  You bring so much sunshine to our lives daily!


Remington James :: Eight Months Old

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This little man turned 8 months old on Saturday!  We were in Charleston, South Carolina for the Labor Day weekend, so this post is a few days late, but I would never forget to update on my sweet Remington!

Last time we were at the doctor’s office, he was 30.87 inches long (hundredth percentile) and 20.22 lbs.  BIG GUY!  Remember Bennett at 8 months? Gosh, look how much more hair Remy has than Bennett did at this age… crazy!  Like his big bro, Remy sure does love to eat.  He will try anything and everything.  He loves snacking on the puffs & yogurt bites, anything bread, and has taken a liking to chicken tenders and fries.  He is still eating pureed veggies/ fruit packs.  He especially like anything with sweet potato in it.  He has graduated to a medium flow nipple on the bottle, and soon I plan to let him start trying a sippy cup.  Bennett was drinking from a sippy cup at this age.

Remington is on the move with his crawling, he’s getting so fast!  He has been crawling slowly for a couple of weeks now, but recently he is getting faster and faster.  I gotta start picking up the dog bowls and vacuuming more!  He still loves a lot of interaction and still smiles all the time.  He is so happy!  He follows his brother around in his walker, which I think annoys Bennett a little bit.  He is just so curious as to what Bennett is playing with or doing, he wants so bad to play and have fun.

I’m not sure if you guys noticed, but Remy officially has 4 teeth!  The two middle lowers and the two middle tops!  He has been suffering with the teething so much lately, it seemed like every night for a month he has been needing tylenol to help with the pain.  Poor guy.

He is still sleeping really well at night, loves bath time and long walks in the stroller, still not a big fan of the car seat, loves watching and being around other kids, has been on something like 14 flights, and thoroughly enjoys floating in the pool.  He is just such a joy to have around, and I don’t even remember my world without his precious face!

Remington James, you are such a light in our lives!  I can’t wait to see what the rest of your first year of life holds!  You have been the sweetest addition to our little family, and I couldn’t be more proud to be your mommy!  Love you, my baby!

 


Remington James :: Seven Months Old

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You guys!!  This guy is about to take off!  Totally on all fours, rocking, and just about making some BIG moves!  He doesn’t like the process of learning to crawl, definitely fusses and expresses his frustrations loudly, but it’s for real happening!

This photo session with the rocking chair was certainly more challenging than the past.  He is wiggling, moving, drooling, and lots of boogers!! YUCK!!  I’m not sure if it’s a second child thing, but every time Bennett is sick, Remington is sick.  And it lingers… and lingers… and lingers. Forever.  Such a bummer.  That immune system needs to catch up, and catch up quick!  I’m so grossed out by these crazy snot slingers ;)

Other than that, this boy is just sweet as pie!  He is curious about anything and everything.  He will study a toy for many minutes before moving on to the next exciting thing within arms reach.  He adores his big brother.  Will laugh at anything he does!  This guy is ALL BOY!  Loves a good fart sound!  That reminds me, I need to record him giggling like crazy over a fart sound!

Still only has two teeth, but the never ending drool tells me there are more soon to come. He is starting to eat more things (puffs and pureed baby food), I feel like when Bennett was this age he was eating SO much.  Remy is just going at his own pace with everything, and seems to be much more laid back than Bennett ever was.

We have been staying busy over here, playing in the pool almost every day to stay cool from these hot Florida temps.  We also went to the beach last weekend, so I wanted to share a few sweet pictures that Husband took of me and my SEVEN month old!

We love you, my precious baby boy!

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Remington James :: Six Months Old

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How?  Six months old already?  No.

I didn’t get to take any of my usual rocking chair pictures before we left for Colorado, but last week we got Remy’s six month pictures done with my friend, Laura, and she was able to send me this little “teaser” (as I like to call them) of my babies.  Perfect for Remy’s (now 2 days late) post… whoops!

Well, my little guy officially has 2 teeth on the bottom, he has tasted some solids such as peas, carrots, and prunes, he loves watching big bro, still naps twice a day, has been on 11 flights (12th flight is tomorrow!), eyes are still very blue, and his hair is almost exactly the same color as mine was at his age.

He is still not sitting up on his own but he is getting pretty darn close :), not interested in crawling but he can roll across the floor all day long, and loves long walks in the stroller especially if we are somewhere different than our own neighborhood.

Today we are in Denver and even though my little dude has been teething, not feeling well, AND has wind chapped cheeks from a long hike in the Rocky Mountains on Saturday, he is still just as sweet as can be!  I don’t know how we got so lucky, Mr. Remington, but we are so grateful for YOU!

Love you, my baby!


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!