Thursday, November 15, 2012

4 Months!

My little baby is growing up!
All of a sudden in the past couple of weeks he seems a lot less like a newborn and more like an older, interactive baby.
Carson is still a very mellow baby.  He loves to be held and snuggled. We both feel lucky to have such an easy baby (so far).

Here are some highlights from the past month of his life:
-Carson weighs in at 13 lb. 2 oz.  He has only gained 1 pound in the past 2 months!  He is in the 15th percentile and we are trying to fatten him up!
-He is about 25 inches tall and in the 60th percentile for height.
-He is in 3-6 month clothes and size 2 diapers.
-He is usually asleep by 9 and wakes up around 5. He then eats and goes right back to sleep until around 8.
-He eats every 2-3 hours during the day.
-He is a horrible napper lately.  I'm lucky if I get 45 minutes out of him but naps are usually 20-30 minutes.  He naps 4 times a day.
-I am a sucker for letting him nap on me or with me.  A lot of his naps are laying with me in bed or in the moby wrap.
-Carson has probably only rolled tummy to back 10 times. It's like he forgets each time and has to let relearn.
-He rolls from his back to his side a lot when he is playing. I think he'll be rolling back to tummy pretty soon here.
-He discovered his toes recently and thinks they are way more fun to play with than any of his toys.
-He is now grabbing at things and trying to put everything in his mouth.
-Carson laughed for the first time about a week ago and it was hands down my favorite thing that he has done so far.

going crazy over one of his favorite toys

playing with his toes

at Steve's program's Halloween party

discovering his toes for the first time

playing with me in our pjs...a regular occurrence in our home

playing in his jumperoo for the first time...his eyes say it all

my handsome boys after church

our snuggly little bear

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Steve's parents came out for a visit a few weeks ago.
Steve convinced his dad to go to the Minnesota Vikings game that was on a Thursday night.
Of course, I'm sure Carson was another major reason they came to visit :)
I love having visitors because Carson gets so much love!!

We had a blast with them.
A few things we did included checking out Mall of America and the aquarium inside, trying some favorite Minneapolis restaurants, touring campus, and just hanging out at home.

Please come back soon!