Friday, September 4, 2015

Bennett | 9 Months

How is it that 9 months of pregnancy is sooooo slow, but 9 months of life went by that quick?! I am amazed daily at the sweet and silly boy that Bennett is growing into. He is constantly on the move and plays hard all day long. He rarely takes longer than 30 minute naps and sleeps 12 hours at night. He is equal parts snuggly and sweet and independent and adventurous. I am so thankful to be his mama.

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Weight/Height: We go back to the dr next week so I will update then :) Still probably around 20lbs & 25in. He is definitely starting to thin out since he is so active these days.

Hair: Bennett had his second hair cut this month. He did much better this time, thankfully!! He looks like such a little man with his frat hair cut.

Eyes: Blue!

Clothes: Mostly 12-18m in tops/jon jons, still 3-6m in shorts thanks to his short legs.

Diapers: Size 3

Sleeping: Bennett has been going to sleep around 7 and waking up 6:30 or 7. We are so thankful he is such a great sleeper! Even right now with a cold that has him coughing all night he is still sleeping good!

Likes: FOOD FOOD FOOD. If there is food anywhere in his site he will scream until we give it to him. He will eat pretty much anything! He has also developed a love for balls (his football and soccer ball specifically) and trucks! His Memama got him a piano and he has loved playing with that too.

Dislikes: Having his nose wiped & getting his diaper changed.

Eating: This past month has been a game changer in the food department. We have been giving Bennett table food for a while now but he never really chewed or swallowed any of it, just kind of played with it or spit it out. He finally figured out the whole chewing thing and there is no stopping him. So far he loves eggs, mandarin oranges, watermelon, grits, cheese slices, cheese quesadillas, fries, and pretty much anything we put in front of him. He still gets a bottle in the morning and at night and two sippy cups of milk during the day. He also likes drinking water and juice.

Milestones: Crawling and pulling up on everything. He is cruising around the house with his walker and likes to walk holding one hand :)

Baby items we can't live without: Boogie wipes, pacis, sippy cups, his lovie, and the jumperoo

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Goals

August was our first month back to the "real world" and it pretty much kicked my butt. It's always hard to get back into the swing of things at the beginning of the year but this year was harder than ever. I really just wanted to stay home with Bennett and hated leaving him every morning. It's getting better though and I am thankful that I get to see him in the mornings before I leave now : )

Regardless I did complete most of my August goals!

1. Clean out/purge kitchen drawers. We have a ton of bottom cabinet space in our kitchen that has basically been serving as a storage unit since we moved in. Now that we have an actual storage unit in our backyard it's time for us to utilize this space more efficiently. I am sooooo happy that we got this done. We not only cleaned out our entire kitchen but we were able to sell/donate a bunch of stuff we no longer needed. We made some money, helped some people out, and have a clean and organized!

2. Continue refining our budget and making some necessary cut backs. We have worked really hard to come up with a practical budget but I feel like there are a few areas (car payment, cable/internet) that we could cut back on so we're hoping to make some changes in those areas soon! We did a great job in this area this past month! We spent some time refining our budget, adjusting our giving, and making some necessary cut backs. We changed our cable/internet provider which resulted in saving $100/month in that area. We are also currently looking at options for new (to us) cars that may help us even out my car payment a little. 

3. I really want to make it a priority to get to work early so that I can leave early. We are fortunate that Adam is able to get Bennett up in the morning and get him to wherever he goes that day (my parent's house/daycare) so I am able to go in pretty early. I did pretty good in this area most days. There were a few days that I stayed home a little longer and stayed a little later at work but overall I think I have found a good routine!

September Goals
1. Start buying things for Bennett's birthday party (so I'm not totally broke in December buying everything!)
2. Spend a weekend with two of my favorite blog friends!!
3. Continue bible journaling