Sunday, October 27, 2013
i am really sad that i got so behind on benny's monthly updates. life has just been crazy the past few months and it never seems to slow down. i figured i better just get on here real quick and post about the past few months with ben before i forget. sadly, these past few months have been the most exciting and i have failed to document it!
so i will just start with what i can think of!
- i think i last mentioned that benny was for sure allergic to cows milk protein. he is on a soy formula now and doing great. he rarely spits up now. i mean maybe once or twice a week now? it's amazing. we had him on enfamil prosobee because it was the lightest color and didn't stain. once we realized that he wasn't spitting up at all we tried the target up & up brand and he has been doing amazing. it is A LOT cheaper and we get a lot more per can. so that has been amazing.
-he is on no reflux meds. wahoo!
-he had to go to instacare today. he weighs 19 lbs 5 oz. we also found out he has croup and another ear infection. which is another thing i missed in his monthly updates, but this is now his 2nd ear infection.
-and that leads me to us finding out that benny is allergic to amoxicillin just like his momma! he got hives all over on the last day of taking it. poor guy.
-benny has 2 teeth now! the first one came on the bottom right 1 week after his ear infection and the one right next it came about a week later.
-benny drinks about 4, 6-7 oz bottles a day. about every 4 hours.
-he has 2-3 servings of solids a day.. whether that be fruit, veggie, oatmeal etc. he also snacks on multigrain cheerios and puffs. he loves multigrain cheerios! and tortillas. i wish he didn't have his milk allergy because i am sure he would love dairy.
-he takes 2 naps a day. usually one around 9-10 and one around 2-3. they usually last anywhere from an hour to 2 1/2 hours.
-he takes a bath around 7 and usually is in bed by 8.
-he has not slept great at all these last few months. he slept better as a newborn. in fact i can't even remember the last time he slept through the night without making a peep. i took him to the dr. 2 weeks ago to make sure he didn't have another ear infection and they said he looked great and that we were probably okay to just let him cry it out. so we have been doing that. well, he still wakes up. we can't prevent that.. but he is crying for shorter periods of time and seems to do it less. we also aren't feeding him anymore when he does and now he is eating more in the day which is good. now that he is sick again sleep has gone out the window.. but oh well :)
-benny is crawling! he started to sit on his own at 5 and a half months and at 7 months he started to scoot! he started crawling at about 7 and a half and is now all over the place. he pulls himself up to stand and gets into everything. he has knocked over moe's water bowl several times.
-he is wearing anything from 6m-12m in clothes, size 3 diapers in the day and size 4 at night.
-he loves to watch mickey mouse clubhouse. the hotdog song is his favorite. he also likes jake and the neverland pirates.
-he is way more interested in cords and things he shouldn't be playing with vs. his toys.
-he has had quite a few haircuts. one professional and the rest by me. it's a disaster right now and he needs another one!
-he went to lagoon last week for his first time! it was freezing and late but he was such a trooper. he has gotten so much easier to take places. we also went to gardner village and it was a blast. he is so much fun.
-since it is not halloween yet, i won't post his costume yet, but we have some pictures. i want to take some with my real camera on halloween! he is so cute.
-benny is quite the momma's boy. he sure loves his dad but he is getting separation anxiety when i am not holding him. i really don't mind it though. he is my little buddy. he also doesn't love it when i hold other babies. funny boy.
-benny loves fruit. not so much a fan of veggies so we usually have to mix them with fruit but he will eat sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and squash. not so much the green stuff. bananas are his favorite. or at least i think.
-we got a new car after chuck (the honda) got totalled. benny now seems to like driving in the car a lot more. and so do i!
-he still loves animals so much. moses is his best buddy. they are so cute together.
we sure love our benny blue. i can't even seem to find the words to express how much i love him. he has changed our lives in every way possible. it is so much harder. but it is a million times better. i love being his mom. i love seeing the world through his eyes. it has changed me for the better. he is such a happy boy and such a sweetheart. he means the world to me. also, i know it seems like i don't post much, but i upload everything that i post on instagram to tumblr, so i feel like in a way i am still documenting A LOT of his life. i am going to try and not beat myself up about it that i don't blog about it as much. my tumblr is like a daily blog in a way. so yeah. :)
i have a lot to catch up on, like my trip to D.C. and some other things. i will someday get to that. maybe. but for now i am just enjoying spending my days with benny.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
man it has been too long since i last updated. i am sad because i really wanted to stick with monthly updates of ben. but things just got so crazy. i am really going to try and just keep going and start again now. we might have missed a few months, but i will do an 8 month update soon! so much has happened in the past few months with ben. he is growing up so fast! i just wanted to stop in and say hello and post a few recent pictures of us doing some fall activities with ben. the holidays are so much fun with a baby! we went to the pumpkin patch near our house last week after suffering through a couple weeks of sickness. ben picked out a little pumpkin and we snapped a few pictures. ben and i also went up to gardner village with my friend juli and her little girl elliette. she is 3 days older than ben. we had so much fun up there. we ate at archilbalds and i tried the famous fried green tomatoes. they were so good! i can't wait to go back! i don't have time to say much more now, but i promise i will update more later!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
yesterday we went up to big cottonwood canyon for a family reunion! it was for my grandma's family on my dad's side. i never got to meet my grandma, since she passed away when my dad was 5, but it's nice to be able to meet some of the people who knew her best. it was beautiful up there! we didn't spend the night and camp with everyone though. it's a little hard with the babies and my family isn't exactly known for camping, but we roasted hot dogs and marshmallows and ate lots of food. the babies did pretty good but were pretty tired by the end of the night. we got to ride up in my parents brand new toyota avalon. it is so nice! sean has been sick, so he was a trooper for coming up with us. i love my family! also, can i just say how much easier it is to take ben out and about now that he is feeling better and isn't throwing up all the time? it has been so nice. sean and i feel so much relief and are really starting to enjoy this much more. it's still not easy, but the smaller amounts of puke and the happier baby really do make a difference.
today we have just been taking it easy since sean is not feeling well. ben has decided that his new wake up time for the day is 5 am. i havent' been loving it.. but he has been waking up less in the middle of the night, so it's hard to complain too much. he seems to be pretty temperamental about his body temperature. a few weeks ago we figured out he was waking up all the time because he was too hot and feverish. we kept dressing him lightly and added a ceiling fan to his room and he did well but then started waking up all the time again. we put him back in regular pajamas and a warmer blanket and he seems to be sleeping better. oh babies. i just wish they could talk and tell us what they need! he took a 3 hour nap today that i ended up waking him up from. he is a pretty good napper so i can't complain. i just wish he slept in a little! i am so not a morning person. anyway, we have a roast cooking in the crockpot and are just taking it easy for the rest of the day. we both have a busy week ahead of us. hope everyone has a great sunday!
Friday, August 9, 2013
these pictures are from our softball game last night. i love that we are both playing again. it's fun to have something that we do together. ben loves his daddy. i love these boys. they are my whole world. today was a really good day with ben. he slept pretty good last night finally.. he woke up once at 2:30 but went right back to sleep after i gave him his pacifier. i will ignore the fact that he woke up at 5:30 since he took an awesome morning nap later.. he talked to himself until 6:15 and then i finally got up with him. he was so happy after a 2 hour nap and i was as well because i slept the entire time. we went to target later and i pushed him around in the cart really fast and made noises like a race car and he laughed so hard. he smiled the entire time. i had to write this down because i know i too often focus on the negative things and the hard days. today i had a fun day being a mom. i want to remember this day.