Monday, August 29, 2011

I miss you sleep....

I know, I know...when you become a mom you don't get to sleep anymore. Bentley decided to tease us a couple weeks ago...he slept through the night for several WEEKS! Then we went out of town....and our sleeping through the night went with it. It has gotten worse than waking up a couple times a night to feed him, recently....he is up all night wanting to eat all night. I thought we were over this?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Moving on up....

Let the stress begin….

We put an offer on the house that we have been looking at. It was accepted. Now we need to sell our house, which means a LOT of cleaning needs to be done around here. With me being a stay at home mom, you would think that would be easy, right? No…not so much, since Bentley has been getting his first tooth in he has been fussy. Jeremy is also busy this next weekend, leaving all the work up to me. Please pray that we will get everything accomplished and will be blessed with a new beautiful house.

Like I said before Bentley has been teething. He has been fussy and running a low grade fever. It is neat feeling a tooth. Bentley has also been sleeping with us since he has started teething. He fusses and tosses and turns. He is also crawling everywhere! I guess while cleaning the house we will also be childproofing. I am totally in love! We are starting to wean Bentley. I am still nursing 3 times a day (sometimes more). I have enough milk saved up for a while, but have started introducing formula to him (which he throws up). We are doing this process slowly, I am both sad and excited for the change.

The big news here is the earthquake. We had the biggest earthquake in VA in a long time. I told my parents a week or so ago that I felt my house shake in the middle of the night, both dogs and I woke suddenly to this moving. Nobody else felt this shaking, so I chalked it up to me being crazy or a dream. This time I was napping on the couch with Bentley in my arms. I suddenly felt the house shake and lifted my head to see my dog jump up. I heard rattling and the house shaking back and forth. I immediately knew what it was because you could feel it was the whole ground shaking not just the house. I was not scared, or freaked out. I didn’t jump up and run outside (I had a sleeping baby in my arms)! I called my dad to see if he felt it next door and to confirm my suspicions.

This past weekend we went to a beautiful wedding. We love seeing the Marks side of the family. Bentley really likes seeing all the girls!

Friday, August 19, 2011


YAY!!! BENTLEY IS GETTING HIS FIRST TOOTH! It has broken through the skin and you can actually see the top of it! What a big boy! I have to go be all mommy-like/girly/sentimental and cry! :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back To School

Back to school time- I must admit is a little bitter sweet for me. Being passionate about my teaching, it is hard for me to miss the most exciting time of the year. The beginning of the year brings so much excitement about your new class and new ideas. I keep hearing so many of my friends talk about going back to work and setting up their classrooms, I keep getting a tang of jealousy. That jealousy is quickly settled when I look at Bentley and know that I get to spend every day with the cutest boy in the world, watching him learn and explore. I get even more excited about the holidays and all the activities we are going to get to explore together! I am also excited for the cold winter days I can stay in my jammies and drink hot chocolate. I know that it will be challenging but I am excited to be a stay at home mommy, sometimes is just need a little reminder!

Ben is being such a big boy. He is sleeping all night in his own bed. He can scoot forward and sometimes even crawls (he is getting a lot better with this and often takes 5 or 6 crawls and then falls to his tummy). Tonight for the first time he went from a crawling position to a sitting up position. He is into everything! He takes big boy baths now, and loves them!

Jeremy and I are making an offer on the house that we like and are going to try to sell our house. We have a feeling that things are going to fall through, but we feel like we should at least try. We are going to be okay with the outcome either way. We are excited to see where this journey takes us.

I must admit I am crazy about some football. We have a wedding to attend this weekend, then Jeremy is going on a bachelor party next weekend, and then the weekend after that is FOOTBALL….not just any football though VT FOOTBALL! I LOVE LOVE LOVE football. However, I am not too excited about tailgating. Yes, I actually like to watch the football game, not play drunken games. Tailgating is always a little hard on me because Jeremy enjoys playing the games. This usually causes some friction between Jeremy and I. I would prefer to be in the game or at home where it is warm watching the game, instead of sitting outside watching the game on a small tv. It will be interesting this football season to see how Bentley changes things. (Jeremy’s response to this is “I can take the big TV to any game you want”….he clearly doesn’t understand I want the action or warmth.)

I cannot believe that the days are getting cooler. Bentley and I go outside in the morning and enjoy the fresh are. This is my favorite time of day because it is so peaceful and quiet outside. Bentley and I often look at the trees and the birds and sometimes I will tell Bentley all about nature. It is the perfect way to start my day!

I cannot wait for the wedding this weekend…I have some cute outfits to put Bentley in! I will def. take some pictures!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I hope everyone is doing well! Things are going great here!
Bentley is being such a big boy these days! He now sits up all by himself (he only face plants every once in a while). He is also getting up on his hands and knees and rocking back and forth. He can crawl backwards, but doesn’t yet realize how to move his hands (he moves his knees) in order to go forward. Bentley is also getting his first tooth! We can feel it barely poking through the skin. He spends most of his days shoving whatever he can get his hands on in his mouth. We have lots of ice teethers and other chewy things for him to use. He has been a little bit fussy due to the whole new teeth thing (who can blame him?) Bentley is doing really well with self-soothing himself to sleep. It was actually a very easy process. He barely cries anymore and just rolls over to his tummy and falls asleep. We have our angelcare monitor working (it alarms you if they stop breathing) and our video monitor. Last night he slept all night in his crib without waking up to nurse once (although I was still up throughout the night checking on him).

Jeremy and I celebrated our one year anniversary on Sunday. It is hard to believe it has been a year already! It has been the most amazing and blessed year of my life. I am not gonna lie though, it has been a tough year as well, with a new baby and all. To celebrate we had dinner at the country club. It was raining like it was last year, which made us feel like it was a sign. Then we got a movie to watch while little man was sleeping. We of course ate our delicious wedding cake, which was actually not to shabby for being a year old. Jeremy bought me 2 dozen roses. Pictures to come (when I can find my camera)!

Monday is my birthday. I am really over dramatic about my birthday. Jeremy took the day off. I always celebrate with one of my friends during the week by going to lunchhbu (whose birthday is also this week). I am excited that this is my first birthday being a mom (although one present I would like is some sleep).