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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Sunday, October 31, 2010


What a fun Halloween we had. There's a church here in town that we've gone to a couple of times recently and today we worked at their Trunk or Treat festival. Carter had a lot of fun running around and eating way more candy than he should have. It rare that he gets candy so tonight was a big treat for him. Then we came home and went to a few houses in our neighborhood.  Sorry these pictures are blurry, it was dark and I took them with my phone.

Here's a picture from Halloween last year for comparison.

Today Carter is 1 year and 4 months old

Thursday, October 7, 2010

OMG I suck at blogging so here's an update

So ya, are you seeing a pattern in my absence in this blog? It seems like I'm always apologizing for not posting more often. Here's a brief rundown of our schedule so you can get an idea why;

5:00 am I wake up (unless it's Friday, then it's 4:30) go to work and work from 6:30-3:00 (6:00-2:30 on Fridays). Meanwhile Grant gets up (about an hour after me), gets ready, wakes up Carter, gets Carter ready and takes him to daycare to get to work by 8:00. We both have a half hour commute to and from work. After work I pick Carter up from daycare and we go home and get some mommy-son time for about 2-3 hours everyday. On a good day Grant gets home at 6:00 pm, sometimes later. I usually have Carter fed and mostly worn out by the time Grant gets home but we make it a point to all play together as a family. Around 7-7:30 we start Carter's bedtime routine which includes a shower, PJ's, brushing his teeth and a bedtime story. He's usually in bed around 7:30-8:00. After I pick up the tornado of toys that Carter left behind and clean up the dishes that's when Grant and I get to spend time together, talk about our days and pay attention to Coco. We usually try to get to bed around 9:30 or so. Then lather, rinse and repeat. That's our day in a nutshell so you can see why I'm always running short on time. As busy as we are I wouldn't change a thing, I love our schedule and I think it works great for us.

Okay now for the real reason you read this blog...Carter. Carter is doing great and he's changing so much every day. To make it easier (easier for me, I'm not gonna lie) I'm going to use bullets to update you;
  • He's walking (obviously) and getting really good at it. It's weird not carrying him anymore. He walks to his bedroom for bedtime now.
  • It seems like every other day he learns a new word. Currently he says; Mama, Dada, what's that, right there, ya, down, duck, bird, moooooo, rawr, dog, more, tree. There's probably more, that's all I can think of.
  • He understands a lot of what I say. It's just so weird that I can ask him to do something and he knows what I'm saying, that doesn't mean he does it though. =)
  • He is such a ham!! When we're in public he totally flirts with all the ladies. He even blows them kisses, it's so cute!
  • He's starting to throw little tantrums. When we come in the house from being outside he'll jump up and down and cry. One thing that will ALWAYS cheer him up? Coco. If Carter is mad, hurt, grumpy or tired it doesn't matter if we call Coco over to him he's all better. 

Carter had his 15 month check up last week and it went well. The pediatrician was very happy with his language development. She said she only expects a 15 month old to say about 3 simple words. She couldn't believe that Carter was saying two word phrases. She said his large motor skills are right on track so next she wants us to work on fine motor skills such as scribbling with a crayon/marker on a piece of paper.

Overall we're all doing great! Another post to come shortly about my favorite memories of Carter and for that one you'll be hearing from both Grant and I.

I see now (almost 2 years later) that I never posted Carter's stats. So here they are, although unfortunately I don't remember what percentile he was in:

Height: 29"
Weight: 20 lbs and 7 oz.

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