Thursday, November 20, 2014

Remember Remember the Month of November

I have been wrapping the boys up because winter has arrived and we're chilly as.

Then the news showed the actual definition of chilly.  OMG.  Poor Buffalo, New York.
^^I think I'd be shoveling my roof!

I dug out a TBT pic of the snow of '94 when I lived in Layton, Utah.  I really enjoyed the snow until I started driving in it and we lived in a hilly area. 

This weekend my family and I are running a "winter" race (most of us 5k, a couple 1/2s).  It's a night race and covers much of a golf course.  I have been trying to ease my legs/body into it all, thus have had multiple portions of me incredibly sore for the past three weeks, so it is taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r.  The most I've done is 2.5 miles so my goal is to just finish.

I've also been CrossFitting and Ben came and watched my class with our little nugget which was so fun!  Ben would walk around and set Bentley down by me and snap some pics.  If you look closely he has a Mickey Mouse beanie on.  :D

A couple nights this week Bentley decided to wake up a LOT (hello 30 minutes of sleep).  It felt like the first month of newborn-ism with the exhaustion levels I've been at, so yesterday I bit the bullet and went on a little operation caffeine NOW.

Did you know there is a Mountain Dew Lemonade?  It's delicious.  Not anywhere Monster ballpark, but it'll do.  (I took this pic just for this post.  Ha.  I guess it happens when you just sit connected to your pump-in-style for 3+ hours a day.  [Hurry up and wait.])

Sometimes I still can't believe I'm a mom and that Ben and I created someone so incredibly adorable.  It has been the most terrifying thing I've done, especially when I put him down for bed/naps... I hope that part gets less terrifying as he gets older (which is why we use this baby movement monitor which I highly recommend because I always know he's breathing).

I have absolutely loved being a mommy to B3 and we think he is the cutest!

He discovered his tongue.  :P

Have a wonderful day and stay warm!  TGIaF.

P to the S.  I am out of bday giftcard $ so the boot madness shall stop, but these are the latest ones and I love love them:

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Two Months!

Bentley hit two months!!  Here we go...

He weighed in at 11 pounds which puts him in the 35th percentile!!  That's big news because he gained close to 3-1/2 pounds in one month, and went up 29%!!  The first time Dr. N met Bentley a month ago (since we switched pediatricians) he wondered if Bentley was a preemie, so he was very pleased!!

Bentley measured in at 22" which puts him in the 17th percentile.  Once tall and skinny, he's now shorter and a tubs.

Last week we started putting him in 0-3 month onesies and diapers.  He's kind of been in between newborn and 0-3 month sizes for the most part.

He has started to smile a lot, especially first thing in the morning.  He's also discovered his tongue!  (Some of the pics are kind of blurry.  It's hard work multi-tasking.  haha)

We finally ventured out to the outdoor mall and then to Organ Stop for dinner, but for the most part Bentley hasn't had too many adventures out in public.  I'm still pretty anxious about it.  We both stayed low-key for much of the first two months and then the first time I went back to the gym I came down with a sore throat/headache, etc a couple of days later.  Stress.

He experienced his first holiday, Halloween!  He mostly slept through it, but he still dressed up like a total champ!  Two weeks later that costume won't fit him!

He focuses in on so many things (especially loves the fan above), and he recognizes mommy and daddy and our voices.

He's still a bit too small for the Bumbo.  lol

He had his two month shots this week and that was terribly sad!  I'm feeling a little better about taking him out more this next month.

Between acid reflux (which we just started meds for) and gas pains, he only does shorter stints of sleeping at night.  We did move him to his crib last week so even if I'm up every 2-3 hours, I get some better sleep.  Babies are so loud when they sleep!!

He still likes to sneak a hand or two out and occasionally I still find him with an entire appendage broken free of the swaddle.

He is a pretty well mannered baby boy these days and if he fusses it's usually for the obvious reasons, but it still is so sad and breaks my heart!!

He finally has a pair of shoes that stay on his feet!  They are huge, but they don't come off at least.  They used to be my brothers' shoes and I may have even worn them myself.

We love this precious little boy.

K I'll stop now.  haha

Have a nice week!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

4 Years

Today is our 4th wedding anniversary!  We are celebrating by doing nothing.  Haha!  Actually as a celebration [I just bought another pair of OTK boots heaven help me] we just didn't know what to do considering our little baby and our exhaustion levels still peaked, so we're celebrating low-key this year, but with the best gift ever...Bentley!

Last night around eight Ben asked if I remembered that moment four years ago, wedding eve.  I do!  I had just gone through the last session at the Bountiful temple and was driving to SLC to pick up my polished ring while everybody ate dinner together.  I obviously had to have the ring for the morning wedding and they would only release it to Ben or me.  Ben was in pain and so drugged that he stayed behind with family in town.

It was a rush rush rush kind of wedding's eve and I didn't even get two hours of sleep that night!  But it was soooo fun and memorable.  Like getting my hair done at 3am.  Or buying a pack of Monsters at 5am for our siblings.  MEMORIES.

Here is to a million more years.  I love you mister Ben!!