Friday, June 29, 2012

Carter - Six Months



Still in size 2’s.  Size 3 starts at 16 pounds, which Carter just now passed on the scale yesterday.  Size 2 Pampers Swaddlers still fit really well so it may be a couple of weeks before we move to 3’s.  I’ve determined that I REALLY dislike the 12 hour overnight diaper.  We bought a pack of those and the size 2’s are way smaller than the normal Pampers size 2’s and every time Carter wore them overnight, he’d pee through it and onto his outfit. 


Mainly wearing 3-6 months clothes.  Most of his 3 month clothes still fit and I’ve even gone out and bought some 6 month clothes thinking they would fit only to find out that they pretty much fall off of him.  My baby is kind of on the small side right now apparently.

Nursing/Introduction to Solids

Carter still loves to nurse and still plays with my clothes when he’s nursing.  He is also still easily distracted and turns around to see what’s going on.  The amount of time it takes him to eat is double what it normally is if daddy is in his line of view.  At 5 months, Carter was still eating 5 times a day at around 6-6.5oz each feeding.  Right around 5 1/2 months, he decided to drop a feeding all on his own.  His naps were rarely less than 2 hours and we started keeping him awake between naps for 2 hours instead of 1 1/2 hours.  This change caused the 4th feeding to be way too close to the 5th feeding, so we’ve just dropped the 5th feeding and pushed back the 4th one.  We also increased his bottle to 7oz.  For example:

At 5 months, Carter had the below schedule:

7:30/7:45    Eat

10:45/11ish Eat

2/2:30ish      Eat

5:30                 Eat

7:30                 Eat

At 5 1/2 months, the schedule changed to this:

7:30/7:45     Eat

11:30ish         Eat

3:30ish           Eat

7:15ish           Eat

He was waking up from his 3rd nap around 6-6:15pm and there was no way I could feed him then and then again at 7:30.  Those feedings were just too close.  So once he woke up, I just let him watch a Baby Einstein DVD or let him play in the living room until bath time at 7 and then he ate before bed like usual.  So I just kind of held him off from eating which ended up causing us to drop that 5th feeding.

When Carter was 5 months and 3 weeks (to the day pretty much), we started solids.  We’ve been using the single grain rice cereal and mixing with breastmilk.  The first week it was only once a day and now we’re eating cereal three times a day.  Because I’m just THAT mom, I wanted to get his first taste of solid foods on video:

That was the only time Carter has had that kind of reaction to the rice cereal.  The next night, he pretty much devoured it.  After a few days, we increased the amount of cereal to two tablespoons and a few days after that to three tablespoons and then to 1/4 cup, which is the most of the cereal he’ll ever get.  He rarely eats the entire 1/4 cup when mixed with 3oz of breastmilk, but usually eats most of it.  We start our first round of vegetables this weekend.  I plan to start with carrots and squash and then introduce sweet potatoes because I’ve heard that every baby loves sweet potatoes, so they need to be introduced last of the three “yellow” vegetables, otherwise he’ll want nothing but those and won’t eat the other two.


Carter still sleeps on average around 12 hours every night (7:30pm-7:30am) but when daddy is in town, he doesn’t have to wake up as early as mommy to go to work, so Carter usually doesn’t end up getting up until around 8:30am those days.  The bedtime routine has been the same for several months.  Bath at 7pm, bottle/nurse around 7:20 and bed at 7:30ish.  I love our bedtime routine.  It’s just me and Carter and I rock him while feeding his bottle.  I say (out loud) the prayer “As I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.  And should I die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”.  That’s followed by an actual prayer from Carter’s point of view where we thank God for mommy and daddy and all our grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and for the food in our tummy, the roof over our head, and the bed we sleep in and also for Jesus.  Then I sing Jesus Loves Me in a very low voice to try to make him sleepy.  I’m all about making sure my kid knows that prayers before bed is a must in his life.

Gradually Dropping the Third Nap and the Woombie

According to Babywise, babies usually drop the third nap around 6-8 months.  Each day is a 50/50 shot on whether he takes 3 naps a day or not.  The first two naps range anywhere from 1 1/2 hours to 3 hours in length.  His third one is where we’re struggling.  If he takes one, he’ll only sleep for around 45 minutes to an hour.  If he doesn’t take one I usually end up pushing up his bedtime by 15-20 minutes or so.  This nap dropping started a week before he turned 6 months old.  Around the same time that Carter began deciding to drop the third nap on his own, we took him out of the woombie for good.  The woombie is like a swaddle, even with the arms out.  The section around his body is tight and is meant to be.  At 6 months old, I didn’t want to “swaddle” him any longer.  So I stocked up on sleep sacks and his first nighttime sleep in a sleep sack was June 17th (Father’s Day).  He napped in it earlier that day and did fine so I let him sleep in it that night and he didn’t make a peep all night long. 


Now that Carter is 6 months old, we’ve extended each of his waketimes to 2 hours from the usual 1 1/2 hours.  Shockingly, he’s adjusted pretty well to it, as long as he’s doing something or has something to play with.  I’ve found the easiest ways to keep him self-entertained for long periods of time is taking him on errands in the car or setting him up in a bouncy seat to watch Baby Einstein.  We even watched Sesame Street on the Sprout channel for the first time the other day.  I think he really likes the puppets.  He’s also slowly getting adjusted to the exersaucer.  I was really hoping he’d like it but he hasn’t been able to stay in it longer than 10 minutes or so in the past.  Lately, he’s made it up to 20 minutes.  What we’ve really noticed lately is that if we do take him somewhere during a waketime and allow him to fall asleep in the car on the way home, he will not take the nap he should be taking when he gets home.  Even if he only sleeps for about 20 minutes on the way home from somewhere, in his mind he’s had his powernap and he’s ready to go.  I’ve literally had to sit in the back seat with him when Justin drives home from church in order to keep him awake so that he’ll fall asleep for his nap.


Carter’s 6 month appointment was today and he weighed in at 16lbs 2oz (30th percentile) and measured 26 3/4 inches long (75th percentile).  I was a little concerned about the weight but the doctor said that a drop like that is normal for this age because babies become so much more active and they’re burning a lot more calories than they were as newborns.  Sweet boy got tired waiting on the nurse to come in and give him his shots so he fell asleep on me.

sleeping during doc appointment

I am GREATLY going to miss when he doesn’t do this anymore :( 


Things he’s doing:

  • When sitting in his bouncy seat watching DVD’s, he pulls himself up to a sitting position.  This is hysterical to me and Justin.  He refuses to lay back and watch them anymore:


  • He reaches for me or Justin when he’s on the floor or in someone else’s arms.
  • He can sit up by himself extremely well now, but I still feel uncomfortable leaving him sitting in one room while I’m in another.  I do, however, leave him sitting in the pack n’ play because he can’t really hurt himself in that.  He’s also showing interest in sitting up during bathtime.   We have to force him to lay back so that we can actually bathe him.  Last night I attempted a big boy bath for the first time.  It wasn’t too bad, and he loved the freedom of the huge tub to grab at his toys.  I still think we’ll use the baby bath tub for bit longer though.
  • He pretty much ALWAYS has his thumb in his mouth and if I’m changing his outfit, when I’m putting his right hand (his thumb of choice) into the sleeve, he’ll take that thumb out of his mouth so I can use his hand and put his left thumb in his mouth until I’m done and then he’ll put his right thumb back in his mouth.  The kid can’t even go 10 seconds without a appendage in his mouth.  I fear the day we have to wean him of that.  But for now, I’m glad he knows how to self-soothe.
  • He still grabs for his bottle the second he sees it and has gotten significantly better at getting the nipple in his mouth on this first try!  He can also hold the bottle on his own!!!  Justin sent me this picture the other day while I was at work:

holding bottle

  • I’ve been trying to work with him on crawling, but he’s just not there yet.  I think he’s focusing all his efforts on the sitting up right now and he’s putting off crawling for another time.  He has, however, in the past couple of days shown an interest in crawling backwards onto his knees and pushing off of them, but he doesn’t really go anywhere because he’s not using arms and legs the right way and he’s only done that a couple of times.  He’ll figure it out soon.
  • He grabs onto any and everything within reach, particularly your face.  He loves to play with faces.  He will put his hand into my mouth and grab onto my lip and pull as hard as he can.  He’s got a good grip, I’ll give him that!
  • When he gets excited, he starts hitting himself in the stomach.  I would think that would be painful but he does it EVERY SINGLE TIME the little worm from the Baby Einstein DVD’s comes across the screen and also during our walks around the neighborhood when he’s in the Baby Bjorn.  And he pretty much does it anytime he sees a dog.
  • I’ve read that this is the time to show your baby the difference between right and wrong.  So when Carter does something he isn’t supposed to do (pulls on my shirt while nursing or beats the tray during a feeding) I hold onto his hands, look him in the eye and say “No Carter.  We don’t do that”.  The tone of voice has to be firm and different than my normal tone.  It’s hard for me to do this because in my mind, he’s still a little baby that’s too young for that.  But you gotta start early I guess!  Last Sunday, I was nursing him after church at my in-laws house and he started pulling at my shirt and I said “No Carter”.  He started laughing hysterically.  Probably not a good sign for the future.
  • I’ve been constantly saying “Mama” and pointing to myself or doing the sign for Mommy when referring to myself.  I plan to start teaching Carter sign language at between 6 and 7 months old, which is what is suggested by Babywise.  For now, I think he recognizes that I’m Mama.  He’ll be looking in a completely different direction and when me or Justin say “Where’s Mama”, he looks straight at me.  Right now, the only signs we’ve practiced are “mommy” and “eat”.  I think he knows what the eat sign means too.  He obviously doesn’t do the sign on his own yet, but I think he understands what it means.

Other Notable Things

Carter’s hair is finally starting to grow like crazy!  Justin and I started noticing he had a lot more hair right when he turned 5 months.  It’s still hard to see in pictures because it’s still pretty blonde, but it’s there, I assure you.  Lots of it!

Carter’s first tooth poked right on through his gums at 5 1/2 months old.  Thankfully, it’s not affecting him.  His sleep is still normal and his attitude and general mood are the same as usual.  The only time I really notice a difference is at night right before bathtime.  I do think that’s when it hurts him the most, but he’s still not overly fussy by any means.  The tooth right next to it is also starting to pop in as well.  The picture below was taken right when it started popping through.  There’s actually a full blown tooth there now so I should try to get another picture.


Carter been noticing Gizmo exists the past couple of months, but during this month, HOLY COW.  He follows her everywhere she goes and wants to touch her constantly.  He’ll be sitting in the floor and if Giz is within his reach, he puts out both of his hands and leans forward to touch her.  Not long from now, I imagine we’ll have to be telling him to stop riding Giz like a horse!!  He likes other dogs too.  I think he’s just fascinated that they look nothing like us, but move like us.  We were at Tiffany and Trevor’s visiting baby Harper this month and their dog, Stanford, was walking around the living room and Carter was laughing hysterically at him.  Every time he saw Stan, he’d laugh.  It was so funny!!  He did the same thing to my mom’s dog, Libby.  Definitely think we have an animal lover on our hands…and I’m totally ok with that!

Examples of his attentiveness towards the Giz:


And my absolute favorites:



I feel for the poor dog once he does start crawling.


  • Sleeping on his tummy
  • Bathtime, but in particular, his favorite part of bathtime is getting out of the tub.  Weird, I know.  He has fun in the tub and smiles and laughs a lot, but when he sees mommy wipe off the side of the tub, sit down and put a towel over my lap, he gets GIDDY.  He loves being wrapped in the towel I guess.
  • Being put in the Baby Bjorn and taking golf cart rides
  • Baby Einstein CD’s.  I’ve discussed how much he loves the DVD’s, but some of the discovery kits we’ve gotten in the past not only come with a DVD, but also a CD to listen to in the car.  When Carter is really fussy in the car, all we have to do is put one of those CD’s in and it shuts him up permanently.  Seriously.  It works that great.  He just loves it.
  • Being outside
  • Sucking his thumb.  I really don’t want him to get too used to this.  Any suggestions would be grateful here.  We’re trying to “re-introduce” the pacifier and maybe he’ll like it better now that he can control his hands more.  I just don’t want him to get used to sucking his thumb and have to figure out how to break that habit when he’s 2.  A pacifier is easy to take away.  I can’t exactly cut off his thumb!
  • The period right after a nap is over or right when he wakes up for the morning.  He is so happy when he wakes up and is such a hoot.  He makes me laugh with his smile.
  • Gizmo.  I mean, LOVES Gizmo
  • Sitting up in his crib and playing with the music mobile attached to the crib



  • Not sure if I’ve ever put this as a dislike before, but if not, Carter really dislikes being put into his carseat and has disliked this pretty much since birth.  Once he’s in and all strapped down, he’s fine and actually enjoys car rides, but he despises being put into and strapped into the car seat.
  • Having clothes put on him.  He doesn’t mind them being taken off, I think he thinks that every time we take off his outfit that it means bathtime and he is okay with that.  But he hates it when we put clothes on him.
  • Getting bored if he’s been doing one activity for too long. 

Justin and I are extremely blessed with Carter.  The above dislikes are pretty much the only time Carter cries (aside from when he’s tired and we’ve kept him up for too long).  He’s a pretty happy baby and I feel so blessed that God chose us to raise him!

On a completely unrelated note, please pray for my husband.  Justin leaves today to fly to Washington to climb Mt. Rainier, a mere one week after a guide died on the mountain.  I know that was a rare and isolated event, but still scary nonetheless!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Anderson’s 6th Birthday - #49

Number 49 on my list of 101 things to do in 1,001 days was to take Carter to the McWane Center.  When I added this to the list, I had no intentions of him going this soon.  It was more of something I planned to do in a year or so from now, when he can really enjoy it.  But we were going anyway because my nephew, Anderson, turned 6 on June 22nd and his birthday party was a science themed party and was at the McWane Center.


My sisters cake person is AMAZING!!!  I definitely plan to use her in the future for Carter’s cakes.


Mom was feeding Carter during the party.  Notice his super cute shorts.  I bought them the day before this party because I’m trying to find cute shorts instead of my son wearing onesies all the time.  Since he’s going to be 6 months old on Thursday, I was going to get the 6 months size, but they looked really big and he is still wearing some 3 month clothes, so I opted for the 3 month shorts instead.  And they were STILL falling off of him!!! 

But how sweet is my adorable nephew blowing out his candles!?!?!  I remember when he blew out the candle at his very first birthday party.  Time flies!


I love my family to the moon and back :)


Anderson with all of his friends.  All these kids came all the way from Tuscaloosa to be with Anderson on his big day.  Such sweet little people!!!


Anderson is all into Star Wars these days, so I got him some Star Wars Legos.  He loved them!


Carter has already showed a HUGE interest in animals, particularly animals in the ocean.  He wasn’t even blinking when Justin brought him to the shark tank.  He just stared at the sharks and sting rays swimming around.   Future scuba diver anyone?


He kinda looks like he wants to dive in with them in this picture.


This was as we were leaving.  If you’ve been to the McWane Center, you know what I’m talking about, but there’s a HUGE glass case with balls that independently roll through obstacles.  Carter is also very fascinated by things that move so I knew he would be watching intently like he was watching the sharks and sting rays.


These are some of my favorite pictures of me and him!


We didn’t even make it out of the parking deck before he was OUT.  Two hours of the McWane Center will do that to a 6 month old!  He’s so stinking sweet!!

Sweet Laughter

It is totally true that a baby’s laugh can brighten the cloudiest of days.  We introduced a new toy to Carter last night and he LOVED it.  He was in the crib playing with it and was laughing every time he touched it.  This went on for about 5 minutes before I told Justin that I had to go get the video camera and get it on video:

His sweet laugh makes my heart just melt into a big pile of goo.  I love him so much!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

#44 - Check!

Number 44 on my list of 101 things to do in 1,001 days was to start Carter on solid foods.  I was going to wait until he’s 6 months old (a whopping 9 days from now) but decided to do it early because I kept hearing and reading about how babies do not like solids when they’re started and more of it ends up on their clothes than in their mouths (which I found to be a true statement).  So I wanted to give him a week to try to get used to it so that hopefully by the time he turns 6 months old, he may actually be eating the solids instead of wearing them :) 

We started out with rice cereal like you’re supposed to.  It seemed incredibly liquid to me.  I really thought it would be a little thicker than it was.  Carter was NOT loving eating from a spoon.  I guess I wouldn’t either.  I think he may have been more inclined to try it if it was a little more thick.  I’ve been told to add less breastmilk and more cereal to make the texture of it a little thicker in hopes of him eating it better.  I plan to try that tonight.  Right now, he only gets one feeding a day of the rice cereal.  We’ll continue to do only one feeding until probably Friday.  Mainly because I’m about to go out of town for two days for work and I don’t think Justin could handle it by himself.  I’m going to lectures in Auburn that will last all day Wednesday and Thursday but I’ll be back Thursday night and I have Friday off so I’ll start two feedings a day on Friday and eventually move up to three feedings a day by next week, hopefully. 

And of course…..I wanted to video the experience.  Obviously I take pictures and videos of a lot.  I don’t really know why.  I think it’s because I want Carter to have this stuff later in life.  I have videos of when I was a kid, like when I was 5 years old or older, but nothing from when I was a baby.  I would love to see that to see if I was anything like I am now.  So I think Carter may appreciate the videos and pictures later in life. 

So overall, solids first rodeo was an epic failure.  Round 2 will begin tonight. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Father’s Day Weekend

LOTS of pictures ahead….FYI.

This past weekend was Justin’s very first Father’s Day.  He was actually not in town most of the weekend though.  He signed up to run a 3 day 60 mile race in Chattanooga, TN that went Friday-Sunday.  He came back in town yesterday around 3pm.  And Carter and I get him all to ourselves for two whole weeks!!!  It’s the little things…

Anyway, since there’s construction going on at my in-laws and they don’t have a grill, we decided to have the family over to our house to have Father’s Day dinner.  Oh I guess I haven’t mentioned that on the blog.  My in-laws have a 5 bedroom 3 1/2 bath and they decided it wasn’t big enough for the kids (ok really Nana decided it wasn’t big enough) so they knocked out the deck and are in the process of building a sunroom that will be a playroom for the kids.  Since they have no deck, they had no where to grill out, hence why we had to do it at our house.  It was more convenient anyway since Carter’s bedtime is at 7.  We were able to put him down and still enjoy family time.

We grilled out steaks and had olive garden salad and breadsticks and some yummy cookies and cream pie for dessert.  We tried to get a picture of all three of the kids together but I’m starting to realize that this will probably never happen.  It’s too difficult to get all three kids attention at the same time with them all smiling.  There are some funny outtakes though….


I gave up eventually.  Carter in particular was pretty fussy because his gums have been hurting.  He was even fussy in the bath and he’s NEVER fussy in the bath.  Poor baby.  I gave him some Tylenol and rubbed some orajel on his bottom gum and put him straight to bed.  Luckily, teething has yet to interrupt his sleep habits.  Knock on wood.


Sweet boy of mine.  He’s getting so big!!  He got too fussy before I could get a picture with him and his daddy on Father’s Day :(


“Why play IN the exersaucer when you can play UNDER the exersaucer Auntie M!!”


It’s as if she’s incredibly proud of herself for crawling under it and making her way out of it on the other side.  Go Celia!


So adorable!!!

So other happenings this weekend besides father’s day….

We tried to use the baby pool outside and let little man play in it.  He was good for a while, but then he was done.  I think he’s still getting used to cold water instead of the warm water he gets in a bath.


Swimming in a pool of letters.  He really likes playing with the letters.  Okay, let’s be honest, he just wants to eat them.


We are loving reaching for Gizmo these days.  This would be Gizmo drinking Carter’s pool water and Carter about to fall face first into the pool trying to reach for the dog.


And this is when he decided he was done with the pool.  He tipped over in the middle of this picture being taken and fell on his back into the water.  He wasn’t a fan of the cold water on his back.  We were done after that.

I finally managed to get a somewhat decent photo of Carter’s first tooth:


And I also found something that Carter loves to do when he wakes up from nighttime sleep and naps:


We LOVE to play with the music mobile on the crib. 


And last but not least, our favorite thing to do during bathtime these days:


Chowing down on these bath letters makes his gums feel better.


And that was our weekend!  Hope your holiday weekend was great as well!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Picture Dump and Updates

Y’all I have gotten so bad about taking pictures of Carter with my actual camera.  It’s just so easy to take them with my phone now.  So I have a ton of pictures on my phone, some of which I upload to Facebook and some I don’t.  So I figured it was time to put them on the blog so that I’ll always have them to look at.  Also, a little update of what is going on in the Morris household since it’s been almost two weeks since I’ve blogged:

  • Last night (June 13th) I noticed that Carter was cutting his very first pearly white.  I was with him in the bathroom taking off his clothes and diaper to get ready for his bath and he put my finger in his mouth.  This isn’t unusual, he puts anything within reach in his mouth if he can and he particularly loves my fingers.  But when he put my finger in there and bit down, it hurt.  I felt jagged edges.  I assumed there was a tooth and confirmed it as soon as I looked in his mouth.  I’ve been trying nonstop since then to take a picture but every time I pull his lip down he sticks his tongue out and covers the tooth.  One day I’ll get it and I’ll share it then.
  • Last week I got SUPER sick.  On Sunday night (6.3.12) I woke up at 2am in the morning and felt awful so I took my temp and it was 102.  I went back to bed in hopes that that fever would break while I slept.  Not so much.  When I woke up the next morning it was 101.  No idea why, but I went about my day as usual.  Took Carter to Nana’s and then went to work.  We had a staff meeting and I had to leave about halfway through the meeting because I felt awful.  I managed to get about 3 hours of work done before I decided there was no way I could make it and went home.  Took my temp when I got home and it was back up to 102.  So I laid in bed most of the afternoon.  Around 2pm it was just BAD.  I mean, my head felt like it had been hit with a baseball bat and I was hot/cold/hot/cold and had the chills, which I knew was the fever.  I took my temp again and it was 104.7 (took it three times and it ranged from 102 to 104…why do thermometers do that?).  I immediately called my mom and told her to come pick me up and take me to the doctor.  At the doc, my temp was only 102.8 but I tested negative for flu and strep.  He said I had a very very bad sinus infection that never went away (I had an infection the last week but couldn’t take anything because I was breastfeeding so I guess it never really went away).  I got a shot and some antibiotics and went back home.  My mom said she would get Carter from my MIL’s house and keep him at her house overnight.  I was so grateful because seriously, I could barely walk.  There was no way I could keep up with a 5 month old with a husband out of town.  I thought I’d be better the next day but the temp only went down to 101.5.  It took three days for me to feel 100% again.  Three friggin days.  Thank God for our mothers who took care of Carter when I couldn’t!!
  • Justin has been traveling more than normal at this time of year, he’s been out of town the last 5 of 6 weeks.  He’s running a 3 day 60 mile race in Chattanooga this weekend and he’ll be home on Father’s Day.  Once he comes home then, he’ll be home for two straight weeks before leaving again to go to Seattle to climb Rainier.  YAY!!!  I feel like my husband is in the military sometimes, except I do get to see him on the weekends.  Carter lights up when he sees daddy.  You can tell he misses him when he’s gone.  I love watching them together when Justin comes home.
  • We are about to introduce solid foods once Justin gets back from Chattanooga.  Don’t you worry, I’ll be getting it on video!
  • Next week I have to go out of town for two days for CPE for work.  This will be Justin’s first time having Carter overnight by himself.  It won’t be a big deal though since Carter is such a good sleeper.  Justin keeps him by himself frequently when he’s in town so this isn’t a huge milestone or anything.  But for me, it’ll be like a mini-vacation :)
  • My nephew, Anderson, turns 6 next Friday.  I can’t believe it!  I swear he was just born.  His birthday party is at the McWane Center in Birmingham.  I’m so excited to take Carter there.  He’s definitely too young to play with anything but Carter is HUGE on observing things.  He really really loves looking at things that move and bright colors.  I think he’ll be in for a treat.
  • I’ve made the decision (and been approved) to become a part-time employee at work next year starting in January.  I will be paid hourly and my hours won’t be near as much.  During busy season, when we usually have 60 hour weeks, I will max out at 51, which really isn’t bad.  I’ll just get to work right at 8, work through lunch and leave at 6.  Outside of busy season, I’ll be working 34 hours a week which means I’ll have every Friday off from April-December instead of only every other Friday off from April-August like we do every summer.  This will be HUGE for me and Justin.  As much as Justin travels, I can’t be working that much next year.  It would put way too big a burden on my mother-in-law and I didn’t have a baby for him to be raised by someone else.  I’m really looking forward to spending the extra time with my munchkin.

Ok now for the picture dump:


On the left:  He ALWAYS sleeps on his tummy now.  He’s never on his back anymore.  And in this picture you can see what I was talking about in Carter’s 5 month post about “sleeping on his knees”.

On the right:  Lately, Carter likes to get all up in a corner when he sleeps.  This is his favorite corner of the crib.  He has been getting limbs stuck between the slats in the crib so we recently purchased the breathable mesh bumpers. 


Justin sent me this picture while I was at work one day and said “His name is Carlos”.  Hahaha!!!  Love the Hangover.  And this was Carter’s first time in the Baby Bjorn facing outwards.  He loves it!


Like daddy like son


Lazy kids


This was on a walk around the neighborhood in the Bjorn.  Carter is now recognizing my cell phone and constantly wants to play with it.  My sister got an I-Phone Cover with rattles around it that makes it safe for your baby to play with your I-Phone.  I don’t have one, I’m still rockin the blackberry, but maybe it’s time to put that toy on Justin’s phone.


This is just before bed.  How sweet is he?!?!


This is the canvas I mentioned in a previous post that I purchased on etsy.  LOVE IT!


Probably my favorite picture of me and my little thumb sucker.


Our first trip to the neighborhood pool.  We took the golf cart over there.  Carter also LOVES golf cart rides.


My boys :)


“Mommy, this is the biggest bathtub I’ve ever seen!!!!”


I thought he would be totally against the cold water in the pool since he’s only used to warm water in a bathtub, but he was shockingly fine with it!  He had a good time.  I’ll probably wait to take him again until he’s able to sit up without assistance and then he can sit up in the baby pool for a long time and keep himself entertained.