Timeline of events

09/2008 - Went off birth control
10/2008 - Found out I was pregnant
11/2008 - First doctor appt. HB is 188
1/2009 - Baby looks good, HB 163
2/2009 - It's a BOY! Carter Thomas
3/2009 - HB in the 140-150 range
4/2009 - Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes
5/2009 - Went on the Ellen Show's Mother's Day Special
6/2009 - Carter Thomas W. was born
6/2010 - Carter's first birthday
2/2011 - He's getting so big, someone stop him from growing so fast!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Who does Carter look more like...

you be the judge. You can click on the pictures to make them bigger. And in case you're wondering that IS my newborn picture. I was a big baby weighing in at 9 1/2 pounds when I was born. In my defense I was 3 weeks late. Lol! Grant was 6 pounds 12 oz and was 2 weeks early.



Sorry it's been awhile

I'm sure you can imagine how busy I've been. :o) Here's some updates;

~Carter laughed at me yesterday. He hasn't done it since, I don't know if it was a fluke but it was definitely a laugh. And it was so cute!

~Carter has great neck control, I'm impressed. And he doesn't really like laying down, he'd much rather sit up. So because of this I've started putting him in his Bumbo. Can I just say that I love the ­Bumbo?!

~Carter got his first haircut last weekend. I know, I know he's not even 2 months old yet but it was getting long! He was asleep almost the entire time so he had no idea what was going on.

During the hair cut

After the hair cut. I love it!

~Last weekend my family and I went to the hospital to visit my grandfather. If you remember a couple of posts ago I posted some pictures of Carter and my grandpa. Well in the two weeks since his health has greatly deteriorated. He has dementia and is in the hospital until they can find a home for him. Even though he doesn't really know what's going on and usually forgets who people are (even family) he LOVES seeing Carter. His eyes lit up when we brought Carter in the room. Here's a picture of the two;

~We've discovered that Carter has reflux. It's not fun. He spits up a lot. I don't mean the normal amount of baby spit up, I mean the "don't get in his path after he's eaten because it will shoot 2 feet from his mouth and nail you" kind of spit up. He's on Zantac. His 2 month appointment is Monday (I can't believe he'll be 2 months old on Sunday!!) and the pediatrician will follow up with how that's working for him.

~He's sleeping much better. He usually goes to sleep around 9:00 or 10:00 and will sleep until 4:00 or 5:00, then eat, then go back to sleep for another few hours. I'm liking it!

~A couple of weeks ago Carter got to meet his 3rd cousin (my cousin's daughter). They are so cute next to each other. She's two weeks younger but is bigger than him.

Here's a random cute picture of Carter that Grant took on his cell phone the other day. He's just full of smiles.

All in all things are great. The first 6 weeks were a little rough because he cried a lot and needed to be held all the time. I contribute a lot of that to the reflux. Now he loves laying on his play mat and kicking his fit and waving his arms. He'll do that for a good 10-20 minutes. And I can almost always get a smile out of him when I'm changing his diaper.

8 weeks 1 day

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Mommy is funny...

when she makes faces at me!

6 weeks 2 days

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Carter pictures

All is going great! I've been super busy, hence the lack of posts.

Friday Carter and I are heading to a nearby town to have lunch with my Mom and Grant and meet up with my cousin who had her baby girl two weeks after Carter was born. We're going to be doing some shopping, I can't wait. I really need to buy some clothes that fit. My pre-pregnancy clothes are a little tight but I don't have much of those anyways so it's time for a shopping spree.

I can already tell that Carter is a morning person. He goes to bed at 9-10, wakes up once to eat usually around 3-5 then is up for the day by about 6-7. That doesn't leave much time for me to sleep. I'm getting used to it though.

It's funny how you can miss someone that is right next to you. If he's taking a nap I miss him so much. It's weird.

He's smiling now! I need to get a picture of it. It's so cute. There's a certain face I can make that he always get him to smile. It usually works best after he has a full belly. The first time he smiled was for Grant last week. It was when he was exactly 5 weeks old. I'm getting more and more smiles everyday. So cute!

Here's some recent pictures;

My grandma and grandpa holding Carter *5 weeks 4 days old*

Carter loves looking at his monkey mobile hanging above his crib. *5 weeks 3 days old*

I had to take a picture of this. He's sometimes a messy eater so I had to take a picture of what I like to call his "Formula Face". Lol!
*1 month old*

6 weeks 1 day old

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I just woke up

it's 11:00 am, my mom watched Carter last night. I slept for 11 hours straight. I really needed to sleep!

Carter is 4 weeks and 4 days old