26 September 2010

dear 8 month old:

Yes, you Bennett! You are 8 months old!!

When did you turn into such a little boy?

Here are some of the things you're up to lately:

  • You're not crawling yet, and I have a feeling that you will be skipping that stage all together and go right to walking
  • You don't like to breastfeed during the day anymore, you get so distracted by anything and everything. I still try to nurse you during the day, but you usually won't have it. So, we resort to a bottle
  • Speaking of bottles, you love to feed yourself! You won't let me hold the bottle. Little Mister Independent
  • You eat lots of solid food now. You eat anything and everything I give you, you are not picky at all!
  • No teeth yet! I still have my gummy smile. I love it.
  • You reach for me when you are fussy
  • You are still wearing size 3 diapers
  • You wear {mostly} 12 month pants cause you're so dang tall, but you are so skinny that they are all baggy on you. And because you're skinny, you are still wearing {mostly} 3-6 month shirts.
  • You still love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and especially the hot dog dance at the end of the show
  • Bath time. How how I love it. And so do you!! You would spend all night in the bath if I let you
  • You love being snuggled when you're tired
  • You are taking 2-3 naps a day, but are still having trouble actually going down for the nap
  • You just recently started waking up again at night and wanting to eat. And sometimes you decide it's playtime at 3am.
  • You love the outdoors. I have so much fun watching you discover the big world around you
  • You are sitting up in big boy high chairs at restaurants
  • You're sitting in shopping carts
  • You roll around like a crazy person during diaper changes what should be a 1 minute job, take 10 minutes!
  • You make the most hilarious faces
  • You love your 'big boy' car seat, especially looking in the mirror
  • You love hanging out our closet
  • You love the dog
  • You love other babies
  • ....and SO much more, I could go on for days
You make Mommy & Daddy so proud every day!!! You are the best parts of both of us.

We love you, baby!!!

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Kiara Buechler said...

What a great idea, posting a journal to Bennett about what he is up to! I shall steal this for Dane's 9 month birthday :-)

I can't wait to see Bennett on Friday!

Jhen.Stark said...

Happy Eight Months Bennett!!!

So sweet that you wrote this. What a big tall boy to be in 12month pants! What size do you have to buy in jammies?

Shawntae said...

Ah cute little Bennett he is getting soo big!! He does have long legs. Bath time is our favorite too.

Happy 8 months cute little guy!

Angie McCulloch said...

happy 8 months bennett! you are doing so great! what a lucky boy to have such loving parents. they are lucky too just to have you : )

Lauren Alberts said...

aww happy 8 months Bennet! he is so handsome I cant get enough of this little guy, Ryan LOVES looking at his picture its so funny. I love the new look of the blog btw, have a great sunday

Elizabeth said...

They grow up so fast, don't they? He's adorable. My Bennett will be 16 months tomorrow and it seems like just yesterday he was only 9 months old. *sigh*

Lacey said...

I loved this post. I think I may do something similar when Jack turns two in two months.

adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

happy eight months to you dear little dude! you are such a cutie and your mama does a great job of capturing you on "film" and in words. levi is a few days behind you... and just like you: a crazy man at diaper changing time. you boys sure do know how to keep us mamas on our toes now don't you??!

AlissaDawn said...

Happy Birthday my sweet nephy! Auntie loves you!!!

Karli said...

It's been so crazy around here I'm behind on your last 3 posts! Oh my goodness, Senor Preciousness strikes again! All those different expressions; what a joy to see! I love how you've written down all these little things about your sweet boy. He will love looking back one day and reading all about himself. What a wonderful gift to him. Hope you had a great weekend! :-)

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

Doesn't he look so big and precious here?!?
Love him to pieces!

Alexis said...

Time flies way too fast!

PS Dawson has that shirt lol

AmyLee said...

happy eight months bennett! i agree, it is SO fun watching them discover everything around them. seems like every day they are learning something new. i love it :)