~A baby is a little piece of Heaven on Earth~

Monday, February 22, 2010

Catching up. . . .

Wow time flies! I am way behind and have a lot to catch up on. I know, I know, I'm a tad bit behind on updating! I can't believe my baby boy is 5 months old already! I totally understand now why people say they grow up so fast! Carter is doing great, growing and growing! He is now 14 pounds, and almost 26 inches! He is in the 75th percentile for his height! YAY! He is going to be a tall boy like his daddy. He is also continuing his awesomness of a sleep pattern! He sleeps from 8:00-6:30, eats and goes back to sleep until about 9:00. It's amazing and definitely no complaints here! We have him on a great schedule and it works for all three of us! Daddy is still giving him his bath at night. It is probably his favorite part of the day. And yes, I still listen to them talk, laugh, and play. It's so cute! We got his 3 month pictures back and were so pleased with them. Also pleased that we were able to get them in before Kathleen gave birth to baby Elijah :-) Here are some of my favs. . .

A lot has happened over the past two months, I'm not really sure where to start. We had a wonderful first Valentine's Day as a family. I was the luckiest girl in the world to have two handsome Valentines! I got a massage and another Willow Tree which I love! Of course they treated me like a princess; I must say that being the queen of the house is not a bad thing :) I could get used to this!

Carter in his Johnny Jump Up from Gigi and Poppa

Thank you God for making these two boys especially for ME!

Carter had a wonderful visit with Gigi, Poppa, Granny, and Aiden Valentine's weekend. Gigi and Poppa were so excited to bring Aiden and Carter to the aquarium. Of course, they spoiled Carter while they were here. We did some shopping :-) We are excited to have them come back in April for Carter's baby dedication. We just cannot wait! He has the most adorable little outfit to wear also! Here are some pictures from the aquarium. . .

Poppa and his boys

Granny and Carter checking things out

Last month we took Carter to Huntsville, Alabama for Krislyn's mom's wedding. It was so much fun. Grandma came with us and kept Carter while we went to the wedding and the reception. It was so nice of her and we had such a great time. On Sunday we went to a brunch at Edye's house. Here are some pics...

Carter has started eating baby food now. We started him on rice cereal first. Here are some pictures of his first encounter with a bowl and spoon.

What happened to the food mommy?

And this is what happens when you try to feed a tired baby!

He is such a big boy. Chris and I both agree that this is just such a FUN age. He laughs, plays, goes nuts in his excersaucer and loves to listen to stories. Gigi and Poppa got him a Johnny Jump Up and it's so funny to watch him in it because he hasn't quiet figured out how it works. He is reaching out and grabbing things and rolling over. The days of leaving him on the changing table for a second to grab something are O-V-E-R! He is just the most precious little angel. We are just so very thankful for him and thank God every day for our miracle. We love him 100,000 times more each day.

Carter LOVES his teachers at church. We love our church and look forward to bringing Carter on Sundays because they just love up on him and are so great with him. He gets to spend an hour with about 10 other babies just his age. It is so good for him to have the interaction and he learns so much!

He is also loving Miss Lara. She cares for him while we are at work and is so great with him. She does all of these neat assessments, etc to make sure that he is developing age appropriately (of course he goes above and beyond the normal :-)) She gives us a daily report and lets us know every little thing that he does. We couldn't ask for anything better and it's so nice to NOT have to worry about him! We are looking forward to spring break in a couple of weeks. We are taking Carter to Niceville to spend the week with Grandma and Grandpa. We cannot wait to put those little toes in the sand and play at the beach! We are also excited to introduce Carter to everyone there that he has not yet met.

I will do better at updating more often..promise!