Tuesday, October 25, 2011

eight months.

my whole life i have been obsessed with babies. literally, my entire life. every year when i was a little girl, i would ask my mom and dad for a baby brother or sister for christmas. sadly, i never got what i wanted {not true, but true in this sense} ;)

then when i realized i wasnt ever getting a baby brother or sister, the next baby in my life was my nephew, charlie. he was, and still is, the most precious thing to me. after that, it seems like i have been so blessed to have many babies enter my life. my sister had oliver, and many of my dearest friends have had babies. how can we be the age that we all have our own babies?

not a day goes by that i dont look at bennett and for a split second think 'is he really my baby??' it seems too good to be true at times. it's sort of like all of the build up of planning a wedding. then when the wedding arrives, the bride tries to take it all in and enjoy every second, all the while thinking that it is finally here and that this is the big day. i sort of feel like that as a mother. except it's not just one day, its everyday. every single day something changes with him. he grows, he has a different expression, he likes a new food, he looks at me different... he crawls, he pulls up, etc. it is like if i were to miss a day of his life, i would for sure miss something. i try sooooo very hard to take it all in and to realize that he will only be this little for a very short period of time.

i cannot believe he is eight months old today. it has been the best eight months of my life. i feel like a different person since i had him. everything i do, feel, think is centered around him and his well being. of course, i do a lot of things without him but i am always thinking of him, planning something for him, worrying about him, etc. he is truly the best thing that has ever happened to me. and i love him with everything i have.

here is what that little monkey has been up to:

- he weighs just over 20 pounds

- he still takes 35-40 ounces a day. the boy loves his bottle and i love that he loves his bottle :)

- he isnt a great eater. he is pretty picky

- he eats some baby food and some table food, if it is a teeeensy weeensy piece

- he is wearing 6-12 month clothes

- he is crawling at the speed of light (started crawling on september 28, 7 months)

- he is pulling up on everything!!

- he started walking around furniture on october 23 and is now obsessed with that

- he likes his bath time and all of the toys he plays with in there

- he is going to mimi's part time and playlearn part time, we have really liked playlearn, and of course we love the days he goes to mimi's the best!

- he is not a great napper. he takes an hour nap around 11-12 and usually that's it?!?!?

- also not a super sleeper ;) poor baby. its not his fault

- he sleeps in a crib in our room (this is one of the reasons it's not his fault) and he stands up in his bed at 2:30AM saying "mamamamamamama" so i cant resist

- he is OBSESSED with his daddy. like to the point where my feelings are hurt. he reaches for him constantly, cries when he leaves, and constantly stares at him with this adoring, admiring stare that i am pretty sure is only reserved for his daddy. im working on redeeming myself by giving him tcby when daddy isnt around ;)

- he is very silly. he does this thing when he's sitting on my hip where if i am not paying attention to him, he sticks his neck out and brings that little face around so he's right in front of me. it's saying 'ummmmm.. hello. why arent you paying attention to me??' he did it to my mom tonight and we busted out laughing!!

- he is ridiculously cute and charming. he is getting more hair and i cant decide what color it will be... maybe blonde and maybe a light brown?? and his eyes are turning greenish blue and not bright blue.

- he is the love of our lives!!!!

Happy 8 months sweet baby boy. mommy and daddy love you!!!!!!


Lauren Lashlee said...

He is so precious Sarah. He has a great momma too. Love this post.. so sweet. I totally understand you getting your feelings hurt. Daddy hung the moon in our house too. Rhett has rarely been able to see the boys this football season (like twice a week for 30 min), so when he does... they go nuts. Momma doesn't exist anymore. At the end of the day though, they always want their momma.. and that won't change. : )

Melissa said...

He really is an adorable little boy. I like reading these updates because it gives me some reference as to what I have to look forward to in the next month or two. Bennett is essentially two months older than Harper and I know all babies are different, but it's at least a little perspective.

Have fun with your little man. It's fun and amazing to watch them grow and become "people" - it really is surreal sometimes.

Maria said...

Love your description of motherhood! My son is 9 months and has totally rocked our world. When he's not with me, I really miss him and wonder what he's doing or what he would be doing if he was with me.