Those of you that know me well, know that I LOVE to decorate! I have been slightly dreading this due to my inquisitive 8 month old. So today was the day... I began decking the halls! I am sure Bennett felt like he was not quite sure what he might wake up to each time he went down for a nap! During his morning nap I put up the tree in our bedroom and did his on the coffee table...His sports themed table tree, that he was gazing at when he woke up from his nap! Love it!
Then after his afternoon nap he witnessed the living room tree. He is a hands on learner and had to check it all out.
What mom?? I am so looking forward to the Christmas season with my sweet little man!
On Thanksgiving Day we headed to Rocky Mount for lunch with Scott's side of the family. Unfortunately, on the way back for dinner with my parents we found out that my dad and Lucas had the dreaded stomach bug that Bennett and Scott had earlier in the week! I missed seeing my family but, didn't want to rick catching the nasty bug myself...
A few shots from the day.
I am gonna get you!
cousins ~ Jarrett and Bennett
He and Scott already have the same blank photo expression!
Really, uncle Davey?!?
We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your families!
So the time has come for me to leave my precious baby boy and head back to the reality known as school. He is staying with a sitter that lives next door to my mother-in-law. He will be there one other little boy. Denise (my m-i-l) plans on picking him up as soon as she gets off of work, so atleast he won't be there sooo long. I am going to miss this sweet face... I am sure it will hurt me more than it will him...
A couple of weeks ago Dayna and Garrett started the long trek to NC from sunny Florida. After a stop off in Atlanta they arrived on Tuesday evening! We had a packed week with trips to Beth Schmidt Park, Burlington City Park, The Greensboro Children's Museum, Jill's house, Monterray's, and Mimi's Cafe for Brunch. It was soo nice to see them and we had a blast!
I know, I know...It has been forever since I have updated!
My free time seems to have flown out of the window! But, we are doing wonderfully and loving every minute! Since I haven't updated since...hummmm, April!?!? I am going to do my best to update everyone on the happenings since then.
What is Bennett up to??
- rolling both ways
-sitting up for brief periods of time
-playing no stop with his adorable little feet
-putting everything in his mouth
-eating cereal (which he loves!)
-slobbering non stop
-making high pitch squealing noise
-loves splashing in the water
-sleeping 6-7 hours straight regularly (I'll take it!)
-Sleeps from 8 or 9 to about 8 in the morning
-dancing in front of the mirror (naked is a plus for him)
-trying to coordinate crawling...it is going to be a bit longer for this :)
I am so dreading going back to work and leaving this little boy! It is amazing to watch the new things he does everyday. Tune in on Sundays to facebook for the Bennett minute to see what he is up to!
The week after the fouth we head to White Lake for a bit of vacation. For those of you who have never been there it is truly like stepping back into the 60's. Time just slows down... We parked the car and didn't move it until we were ready to leave! Our week was filled with sun soaked, raft floating days and corn hole/putt putt/arcade/ice cream nights! It was soo nice to just relax with family!
A few shots from the week...
I promise I will try to do better keeping everyone updated on our adventures!!
Being a parent definately has its up and downs but, so far it has provided Scott and I so very humerous moments... - During Bennett's newborn photo session at the house he decided he needed to nurse. So I wrapped him in a blanket sans diaper and headed to our bedroom. During the feeding he unleashed a monster poo! All over the bobby pillow and himself. As I start yelling for Scott and he opens the door another pile of poo rolls out of my sweet little boy. Upon viewing this Scott begins to gag and closes the door. Here I am with my boob out, poo covered pillow and baby in my lap, and attempting not to ruin the shirt I had so carefully chosen. Scott walks in gagging with paper towels!! What am I going to do with paper towels!?!? He then proceedes to head to the bathroom and toss his cookies. I was laughing so hard I couldn't see! -One of the first nights at home Scott was up with Bennett. I walked in the nursery about 3:30 a.m. to see Scott with the changing pad on the floor talking to Bennett. He looks up so proud and says "I changed a poopy diaper", like I sould give him a gold star or something... I asked why the pad was on the floor and his response was "I needed room to work!" - More to come soon!
Well as if everyone didn't already know, HE'S HERE!! Bennett Scott Teague made his appearance on Monday, March 22nd at 6:57 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and measured 20 and one half inches long.
The Birth Story
We arrived to check in at Women's Hospital in Greensboro on Sunday evening March 21st at 7:15. We headed to our room and settled in. Around 8 o'clock p.m. they came in a started the cervadil, meant to thin the cervix a progress labor. It wasn't until the early hours of Monday morning as Scott dozed on the couch that I started feeling some mild contractions. Well, Dr. Richardson came in around 8:30 to break my water and begin the pitocin. By nine it was all going and by 10:00 I was in all out labor! There is no easing into things with pitocin. I went from very comfortable to OH MY GOSH I think my legs are going to snap off of my body. I couldn't stand to sit in the bed so my position of choice was sitting on an exercise ball at the foot of the bed squeezing the mess out of Scott's hand during the peak of a contraction. Funny thing is we had kinda poked fun at the ball during child birth class. Scott was afraid that my uncoordinated self would roll off and hurt myself! Tanya got there around lunch and informed me that they could give something to take the edge of the pain. So here comes Staydol, wowie, I have never felt so drunk in my entire life. I would sleep for a minute or so in between contractions and wake up as they were peaking and before it was completed I was out again. Needless to say it still hurt like crazy but I was able to rest a bit. Finally around 2:30 the word I had been waiting to hear, EPIDURAL!!! Scott almost passed out during the procedure. But, it was so much easier than I thought it would be, pulling the massive piece of tape off after was worse than getting it! I was good to go! I slept for a couple of hours and by 6 o'clock I was ready to push. Scott and Tanya were by my side. They were both awesome but, Scott truly surprised me! He was my rock! After an hour of pushing all that hard work paid off when Bennett Scott made his appearance!
So with Bennett's arrival in just a few short days, I think we are ready! Here are just a few shots of the nursery and baby items that have found a spot in our home over the past few weeks! We are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends that have taken care of all of Bennett's needs and my wants.
I am so in love with his "not so baby boy" nursery~ The goal was to do something that can grow with him for a few years....I feel like we achieved it. Thanks to June for her help and talent with the painting and Scott for his handy work putting the molding up and all the furniture together.
The hutch looks a bit funny for now because the shelves are up so far so that I can get to the little man to change him. I anticipate that it will be full of books before too long.
He shall not be naked... Now let's just hope he doesn't come out too big to wear the adorable newborn things!
The child has as many shoes as I do!
The swing...buddy, this thing really moves. According to my mother I hated my swing as an infant, so let's hope he likes it better than I did.
The pack and play with newborn sleeper and changing table. This is in our room and will be where he spends his first few weeks at home!