Monday, October 30, 2017

Life With Benny: 7 Months

Every month I swear is my favorite and that it can't possibly get any better...and then it does <3


He is comfortably wearing size 3s and we have officially gone through all of the diapers that were gifted to us. We have only purchased a few boxes these last 6 months and it has been really nice. Diapers are ALWAYS a good shower gift ;)


He is wearing 6-9mos in all his clothes, and sleepers. He still naps in his "monkey suit", which is just a fleece sleep sack, but it's getting a little bit small so we are going to have to get a new one here pretty soon. We also bought him a Halo sleep sack to wear over his jammies for bedtime because it's getting a little colder. We bought him socks last month and he can't keep them out of his mouth so they end up all slobbery and wet...not sure how we are going to keep his feet warm in the upcoming months!


Lots of new foods for the little guy this month...including peanut butter! At our 6 month doctor's appointment we got the go ahead from the doctor to introduce any and all foods (except honey and whole milk) and lil' man has been loving it!

We have slowly introduced fruits thinking that once he got a taste of the sweeter foods he wouldn't want his veggies, but so far he doesn't seem to be the biggest fan of pears or peaches. He loves bananas, but mostly he loves his veggies. Squash, zucchini, sweet potatoes, and carrots top his list of favorites.


We had a rough start in the sleep department, but I have zero complaints these days. He is still going to bed around 8 each night and sleeping till about 6:30 when we wake him up to get ready for daycare.

At daycare he takes a short nap in the morning and a longer nap in the afternoon, but he hasn't been the most consistent. At home he is a nap champion. He will nap 2-3 hours in the morning and then anywhere from 45 mins to an hour and a half in the afternoons/evenings.


-He finally rolled from back to front! He has spent the last 2 months ALMOST rolling to his tummy. He would get almost all the way over and then it's like he realized his mistake and he would roll right back onto his back. He never loved tummy time so we weren't sure he would ever roll over. He rolled from back to front once at the beginning of the month and then it was almost a full 3 weeks before he did it again...and now watch out! He is a rolling machine rolling back to front then front to back over and over again. 

-He officially has a tooth! About 2 weeks ago I noticed he was extra drooly and a little unsettled while in his car seat so I felt around to see if his gums were swollen and I found a tooth, it had already broken through the gums...I couldn't believe it! It's looking like another one is about to break through as well. Minus being a little fussier while in his car seat he has been a total teething champ.

-He is getting more intentional and coordinated with his grabbing. He can pick up smaller objects and take them directly to his mouth.

-He spent his first night away from mommy...and I think it was harder on me than it was him. It was just one night, but boy was I glad to get back home to him! 

-He started sitting in a high chair at restaurants and seriously, he was beside himself with excitement. He loves looking around and people watching so this was a huge upgrade in his opinion.

-We've started giving him Mum Mums, which are little teething crackers and he is obsessed. I took one away from him the other day and he yelled at! He is pretty messy with them still, but Gracie makes sure to clean up his mess :)

-We also started giving him water. It took him a few weeks, but he can now get water out of the sippy cup. He hasn't quite figured out that he needs to tip it up to get the water we are stuck holding it for him for now ;)


-He loves being startled, and every time daddy "scares" him he giggles. It's pretty much everyone's favorite game. 

-Gracie...oh my word, if she is nearby his eyes are locked on her. He would really like to get ahold of her, but she keeps her distance after a few hair pulls. 

-This kid loves music, and it doesn't matter if it's on tv, the radio, or mommy's tone deaf voice. He will tap his toes to the music and wave his arms around and dance. 

-He still loves the bath and we got him some bath toys so that has made it even more fun! 

-He has all of a sudden become really interested in books, and not just because he likes to chew on them (although he still does that) He has started looking at the pictures and even trying to turn the makes this teacher mama's heart VERY happy!


We have been so blessed with such a happy, easy-going baby that it's hard to really say what his dislikes are. He doesn't like having to wait to eat his food...but really, who does?


Fall weather meant weekend mornings in the sunroom with Mommy and Gracie.

Our first trip to the pumpkin patch! He loved the people watching.

He had his 6 mo check up and shots...he was such a trooper, especially because we waited forever and he was extra tired.

This face <3

I seriously could just eat him up!

He still doesn't quite understand sippy cups ;)

He has been LOVING his books lately!

Gracie is his little side-kick...but she stays just out of reach for fear of the fur pulling!

We are lucky enough to live down the street from his big cousins, so park dates are a must! 


I took him on a few more stroller runs this month, and he loves them...that is if he can stay awake :)

Gracie isn't going to be happy when he starts sitting in his chair regularly...she has claimed this thing as her own for the last few months.

He got to sit in the big boy seat in the cart at Target. He is still a little small for it, but mommy just made sure to drive slowly and not take the corners too fast!

Sunday mornings are my favorite...pjs all day!

Benny got to watch the Chiefs and Sporting game with his Uncle Brian.


He loves his bath toys...Hattie is his favorite #YesTheyAllHaveNames

He teased us all month with rolling over once and then never again...FINALLY last week he decided he didn't hate being on his tummy.

Books, books, and more books! I could spend hours reading with him!

More Sunday morning snuggles...and who doesn't wear a hat with their jammies?

We spent an evening over at my cousin Sheila's house...and Mason and Madeline made sure he was entertained ;)

We bought him a swing to add to our play-set...and he seems to like it, although the swinging motion almost puts him to sleep!

We went to Gardner's Boo Bash with our besties, and while it was cold and windy we got a couple of really good pictures, so I suppose it was worth it :)

John and Kelly's pre-wedding brunch was a success!

 Benny made sure to call Uncle Brian ahead of time to make sure they could match :)

What a month it's been! I have said it before...and I will say it again...but we have been so blessed with this sweet boy! I can't wait to see what the next month brings :)


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