Saturday, December 27, 2008
How was I suppose to leave this face without crying?
Anywho ... we did it. Because otherwise mommy was "never going to pull the trigger." And we went to great lakes brewing company and then sullivans irish pub for after dinner drinks. And the boys started posing ... i'm not sure why.
As babies do, Carter really just wanted to play with the wrapping paper.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
The paperlink is made of leftover paper from our baby shower, our wedding invitations and a few other special occations and projects from throughout the past few years.
This is Carter's other Christmas nightlight. It's a special Christmas decoration from his great grandma.
Needless to say - I think our little man feels very special when he dreams away at night.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Carter’s new thing is sitting up. Which sounds like no big deal to you and I … but when your head is 3 times the size of the rest of your body and you don’t really have ab or neck muscles….sitting up is quite the chore.
But it’s all he wants to do. If we lay him down, he fusses. If we stand him up, he fuses. He wants to sit sit sit (and well, chew on his feet). So Regina and Geoff loaned us a little seat that supports him (so he doesn’t roll over) and he can sit all he wants – it’s called the Bumbo seat. Regina’s sister in-law gave it to her after her son used it, and once Regina and Geoff’s daughter is born – Carter will give it back to them. So, I guess the traveling bumbo is quite the hit.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
A few interesting findings from this whole ‘starting food’ process:
1.) Carter now seems to have baby nightmares. It has only happened 3-4 times now, and the timing may just be coincidence. But honestly…if squishy peas is the only thing that my child doesn’t like…is he having nightmares about them? And if so, how terrible of a parent am I that I continue to cram this thing in my kid’s mouth that he later has nightmares about?
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I'm not entirely sure what he's chewing when he eats his mush cereal, but it's super cute when it happens. He's still on week one of food and he is already opening his mouth and loving his food. Although, if we take too long getting the next bite to his mouth ... he lets us know how angry he is by screaming and pounding his hands.On a side note - look at the straps on this highchair. It's like a cedar point ride.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The first bite was a little bit of a shock. He sort of looked at us like we'd just put something nasty in his mouth. But after he mushed it around in his mouth for awhile and realize he liked it, the rest of the feeding went pretty smoothly. By the end of the bowl of squish cereal he was opening his mouth and protesting if we took too long getting another scoop ready. Our little eater.
I will say this - I expected a mess ... but yikes. We may as well have fed him directly in his tub. Could someone please invent a highchair that transforms into a bathtub?
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
And here is Carter's new winter hat. Grandma and Grandpa sent this thinking it would be too big on him and he could grow into it. It fits ... perfectly. What can I say? My kid has a huge noggin. Due to all of the brain he has in there ...
Monday, December 1, 2008
He learned to hold his bottle - although this put a damper on fighting the bottle in order to put his hands in his mouth. So, it's 50/50 now - 50% of the time he helps hold the bottle (and sometimes even holds it all by himself)... and 50% of the time he fights the bottle because it makes it hard to cram his hands in his mouth.
He learned that there is something under that wash cloth. I won't go into details on this one ... for fear that this will just fuel his "i hate mommy" fire when he's meeting with his psychologist someday.
He learned that when he wakes up -his nails have been magically trimmed ... and it isn't elves doing it afterall - it's mommy.
He learned that he can sit up (with some assistance) ...
He learned that having pooh on your head is not always a bad thing. There are times when it's just warm and comfy.
He learned that having teeth means having to brush (here is his first tooth brushing experience).