27 June 2010

letting go.

Yesterday, was June 26th. Exactly 5 months ago Bennett was born. 5 months usually doesn't seem like a big deal, but for me, it was.

Bennett had some rice cereal for the first time. He pretty much just spit it all out, ha ha. But just the fact that we were giving him something other than breastmilk/formula meant that he's growing up!! Eeek.

Also, Philip finally put his foot down and told me Bennett had to start sleeping in his own room. I have been putting that off for months. Since he's been born, he's always been in our room. I've loved that, because at any time I could look over and see him sleeping in his cradle.
Last night, Bennett slept in his room. In his crib. After we laid him down - I just stood there and stared at how little he looked in his crib.

I walked into our room, sat on the side of the bed and looked over at his empty cradle. Here came the waterworks! I just started crying. Silly, I know - but I already missed being able to hear him breath at night and make his cute little sounds.

Philip comforted me, hugged me, and told me it was alright. "He's just in the other the room, honey. He will be okay, the monitor is on and we will hear him if he wakes up". Oooh my sweet husband. Why is it that they have such an easier time with this sort of thing?

Well I finally went to sleep. Woke up every couple of hours to check on the baby. Of course, he was fine... sleeping sweetly in his own room.

I know that this is just one of the many times I will have to let go and just say "He will be alright". Not sure it will ever get easier.

Well, here are some recent pics of my little guy!


Lacey said...

Seriously....one of the cutest kids I've ever seen!!!

P.S. Have you ever mentioned on here what kind of equipment you use? Your pictures are fabulous! I'm dying to know what you're working with. ;)

Nikki said...

What the heck?! That was way too easy. Not that I know, but I've heard a lot of horror stories about them not being able to sleep in their own cribs. Be strong. You're creating a little independent man. Don't worry, he'll still need you until about 25 ;)

Love the one of him in his mariner's gear!

Angie McCulloch said...

happy 5 months bennett! i know it seems like he's growing too fast, but he still needs you there every step of the way : ) he's so lucky to have you as his mommy!!!

The Reluctant Blogger said...

Good for you guys! I am glad the transition went so well for Bennett...I know how hard it is for Momma! You are doing so great though! Hugs!

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

Awww, your post brought tears to my eyes too!
Glad it went well (for Bennett at least). Just one of the times you'll shed tears over the little guy.
Love you ♥

Michael, Mindy, and Dane said...

He is such a little cutie! Dane has never slept in our room, but I was the same way when we transfered him from his cradle to his crib. It seemed like such a change! And of course he didn't even notice. So fun to watch them grow up, though!

jhoopes said...

That was really sweet. He is sooo cute!

AlissaDawn said...

I can imagine it would be tough, but he'll always be your baby. No matter how old he gets. So many fun new things to come!