Friday, December 4, 2015

4 months.

I think the best thing in the whole world is walking in to Bennett's room in the morning, opening the blinds and seeing his big smile when I sing good morning. he is such a happy boy! now, if only that was the first time I walked in there since putting him to bed;) he definitely still wakes up a lot at night. some nights are better than others, but I'm always up at least once or twice. I'm sure he will get the hang of sleeping through the night someday. until then, I will just enjoy his middle of the night snuggles:)
this past month has been so much more fun than the first three. the newborn stage is so sweet and he was so tiny at first and stuff, but hearing him laugh and watching him trying to grab things, and having him smile at me every time I talk to him is so great. it's also nice that he can hold his head up now! he is growing up fast. it's definitely bittersweet, but I seriously love this stage right now.
he is starting to get distracted when he eats, so I have to go somewhere quiet so he can focus haha. he loves sleeping in his car seat and it is the only place he will take a nap longer than 45 minutes (that or in my arms...). he does not, however, seem to like being in the car seat when he is awake. too boring maybe! haha he is very active and when he is awake he wants to be kicking and wiggling. he does love being held, though. he also loves eating his hands, and anything that ends up by his face goes into his mouth. he is not quite coordinated enough to grab stuff, but he tries to! if something (toy, etc) is within his arm's reach, he like tries to grab it and ends up with his hands just clasped together. it's pretty cute to watch him try to concentrate. he gets all wide-eyed haha.
he loves mirrors! he always smiles when we look in a mirror. and he loves to "fly," swing in my arms, and bounce. I don't get laughs very often, but it's usually when he's doing one of those three things.
he loves blowing bubbles, it is so cute. he is a pro at putting weight on his legs these days. I can pull him from his back, up to sitting, and he will pull up to standing almost by himself. it's crazy! strong little legs. especially considering how much weight there is to hold up;) He is now 16lbs 6oz, and 26in long!
I'm totally obsessed with this little guy. he makes me so happy, and I am so lucky to be his mom. he has the sweetest spirit and he makes our lives so full! <3
fav pics from 3-4 months:

Thanksgiving 2015

This year was our year for Thanksgiving with the Perrys in Utah! We had such a great time. a few days before our trip, kacee and her kids came up for Thanksgiving here, so we got to spend a couple days with them. so that was a win-win! Bennett loved hanging out with his cousins:)

We drove down Monday, arriving in time for dinner. Bennett slept almost the whole drive down, which was great except he didn't sleep at all that night:) haha. He did pretty dang good the rest of the time though, especially considering he wasn't in his own bed or room, etc. He never naps well, so I decided rather than fight it like I normally do, I would just let him nap in his carseat wherever we were, and it worked pretty good.

So anyways! Then on Tuesday, we kinda just hung out until the evening, when I put Bennett to bed and then left him! to go to see Mockingjay Pt 2 with kyle and some other friends. our first date night since baby came! it was so much fun to be out and to be as loud as we wanted. haha! when we got home I discovered that my baby had woken up and was just chilling with grandma. so that was not ideal, but at least he was happy! it was a definite success.

Wednesday, kyle, bennett and I went to lunch, and then Melissa came down to the Perry's and we made stockings for our new babies. we made stockings together 2 years ago, but had to each make a new one this year. that was super fun, I hadn't done anything crafty for a while.

Thursday was thanksgiving! we had a fun, relaxing day and an absolutely delicious meal. Bennett even smiled for a family picture. it was a perfect day!

We did some Black Friday shopping at the outlets just cause we wanted to haha. we also got to go to lunch with Karleigh and Brandon who were up visiting from Arizona! Saturday was more hanging out and just enjoying the good company! It was a great trip!:)