Thursday, April 25, 2013

7 Months

Oh, my little Bennett boy.  He turned seven months old on the 19th, and he is just a ray of sunshine.
He has been sick this past week, so he was not his normal giggly, happy self during his monthly "photo session," but he is still a very happy baby boy.  And is definitely quite a mama's boy (and nobody is more happy about that than me :)).
Always moving :)
My big boy is 20 pounds, 10 ounces, in size 4 diapers (same as Grayson!) and in 12 month clothes now!  He wears a size 4 shoe (Grayson wears a 5!) and LOVES to eat!  He drinks his milk 3-4 times a day, 8 ounces at a time, and eats baby food twice a day, 3 jars at a time!  He is drinking 24-32 ounces of milk and eating 24 ounces of food a day!  No wonder we have a big boy on our hands!

LOVES to clap!
Bennett started CRAWLING this week, which has been really fun.  Honestly, I wouldn't have been disappointed if he had been immobile for a little bit longer, but he just couldn't sit still!  And he's been on the move ever since!  Right now his "crawl" is more like crawl two little steps, then fall on his tummy and army-crawl-drag-roll-reach-twist-slither, then back up on his knees to actually crawl a little further. :)  But he gets where he wants to go!  And Brantley and Grayson love to cheer for him!
Ben has become a ROCKSTAR of a sleeper.  He used to be just a cat-napper during the day, but now he takes 3 naps a day.  One around 930 for about an hour, another between 12 and 1 for about 2 hours, and then another one around 430 for about an hour!  When he's playing in the floor and he starts fussing or starts to suck his thumb, that's his cue.  He's ready for his nap.  Lays down, plays with his fox for a minute, and he's out.  And, oh yeah, he sleeps about 13 HOURS AT NIGHT.  Don't ask me how, because I have no idea.  He's just a stellar sleeper.  Probably all that crawling he's doing!  He's worn out!  He goes to bed about 730, and I have been waking him up (yes, you read that right) about 830 the next morning!  I'm sure now that I have just written this, his sleep patterns will change and he'll be up all hours.  Oh well.
No teeth yet, but I can see the little slits in his bottom gums, so those two bottom teeth will be making their appearance any time now.  That would explain the buckets and buckets of drool this kid lets loose everyday.
Looks like he got caught doing something he wasn't supposed to be doing!
Since he's sitting up so well now and moving around, he's much more interested in what the girls are doing, and trying to "play" with them.  They completely love him. :)  It is so sweet to watch them all intereact.  When Bennett starts crying, Grayson will rub his head and then find his bottl and try to feed it to him. :)  Brantley told me tonight, "Mommy, I think I'm going to marry Bennett."  I had to tell her that we don't marry our brothers (haha), but at least that shows how much she loves him. :)  They love to make him laugh and splash him in the bathtub (which he loves) and are just so sweet to him and so gentle and loving with him.
"Not feeling good, Mama." :(
My sweet boy has certainly completed our family, and makes everyone around him smile.  7 months, holy cow.  You knew I was going to say this, but it must be said, it is going by WAY TOO FAST.
He pulled up onto his knees to chew on his crib rail for the first time while I was taking his pictures! 
Love these sweet chubby hands and feet :)
Crawling to his fox in the crib

Sucks his thumb, sweet baby :)

Annnnnd, he's out.
 My Big Boy's monthly stats:
"Mom are we almost done?"

"Okay, I'm out."

"Hang on, what's this?"

"Okay.  Now we're done." :)
Love you, Bennett Boy!
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