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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Monday, July 26, 2010

He's almost walking

Carter is SO close to walking. His auntie Jess, uncle Ryan and cousin Cole gave him a lion toy for his birthday that he can either walk behind or sit on and ride. Well until today we've always had it in the position so he could ride on it. Tonight though, I wanted to see if he could walk behind it. Well he caught on very quickly and in no time he was running around the house behind it. Here's a couple of videos that I got.

I know that he could walk without assistance if he'd just let go.That's okay though because I have a hard enough chasing him when he's crawling, I can't imagine how quick he'll be when he's walking.

 Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


That's the word Carter said for the first time tonight..."more". I've been working on teaching him that word for a few days now and he said clear as day on his first try.

We're all doing great. Carter is so close to walking but he's just not ready to let go yet. He's been ear infection free now for a couple of weeks too and I'm hoping he stays that way.

I still have some blog posts I want to do, I just need time to do it. And I have some very exciting updates about the wedding planning business Alexis and I started.

For now though I will leave you with some photos:

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Friday, July 9, 2010

12 month pictures and updates

I'm a little late on this but better late than never heh? baby is ONE now. Yep, I'm freaking out just a little. =)  

He had his 1 year well visit on Wednesday. The appointment was originally set for last week but he's had ear infection after ear infection so we just incorporated his well visit with a follow up to check his ears. He's had an ear infection off and on for like 2 months now. I don't like it! This last one was the worse, he had a fever for 3 days and he was so miserable. 

Updates from the doctor;

I talked to her about tubes for Carter's ears because of all the infections and she said if he has 1-2 more infections in the near future then she will refer him to a ear nose and throat specialist. Tubes are not something we originally wanted to do but after going through what we've been through the last 2 months we're both considering it now.

 She gave us the go ahead to start switching him over to whole milk. Several months ago she mentioned possibly keeping him on formula for a few months past 1 year old to get the extra calories but she's pleased with his growth and we've come to the conclusion that he's just a smaller than average child (just like Grant was).

Weight; 18 pounds 11 ounces (4th percentile)
 height; 29 1/4" (34th percentile)
Head; 80th percentile

While his weight was low it's actually pretty good considering he's been sick off and on for 2 months. I was real happy to see his height jump up so much because he's usually around the 15th percentile.

Carter is continuing to do well, even being sick. He's actually crawling now, which is funny. He started "scooting" around, more like an army crawl, at like 7 months or something but just recently realized that it's easier and faster to crawl on his hands and knees. It's so cute to watch him because I'm not used to seeing that. He wants to walk so bad. He will pull himself up onto anything (including a wall) and walk holding onto it. His favorite thing to do is to pull himself up on the TV stand, walk around the bookshelf, then walk all the way down the hall by scaling the wall. It's hilarious.

He's talking so much more now. He's not saying many words, it's more gibberish, but he thinks he's talking. He will carry on a conversation with himself for awhile.

We got Carter's one year pictures taken last weekend and they turned out so good. They actually turned out so good that instead of buying prints I spent way too much money and bought the CD of all the images with the full rights to them all. Haha. I'm not going to post them here until we have a chance to give them out to family and friends...but I will give you a little preview.

I have pictures from his party that I will be posting soon!

Today Carter is 1 year, 1 week and 2 days old.