Saturday, November 28, 2009


This Thanksgiving I am especially grateful because I have a beautiful, healthy baby boy and a fabulous husband who I love more than anything. This year has been one full of blessings, from buying our new house, to great labor and delivery, to making it through 3 rounds of lay offs, to making wonderful new friends to spend Thanksgiving with. This was our first year to do Thanksgiving with friends and we had a great time. I hope that you all had a wonderful day filled with family, food, and fun!

Monday, November 23, 2009


Now trust me, I know, when you have a baby you need to be ready to take in advice, LOTS of it. I was fully prepared for this and welcomed it since I had no idea what I was doing. I also planned ahead to just take it in stride and know that there are many different parenting styles that work well and each person probably feels their way was the best. I have many times, let the "this is how you should hold your baby", " he's hungry", "oh you should feed him like this", comments roll right off my back. I even took it from people who don't have any babies, babies younger than Carson, Aunts, men, etc. You get the idea. But now that I've got Carson on a schedule I love, he sleeps great, he's a fabulous eater, I've read tons of books, I feel more confident, kinda like I know what I'm doing a little. Don't get me wrong, I still call my Mom all the time asking questions, I worry about my milk supply, and I'm a regular looking stuff up on Google; but when I have questions I ask. So...random lady in the hospital telling me my son is so hungry, look how he's sucking on his fist so hard, you should really feed him- thanks but he sucks on his fist all the time, I know when he is hungry. And british woman in REI who told me and Aaron to take Carson's carseat off the basket this weekend- pretty sure he's safe in there buckled and latched in.

I mean geez, didn't these women see my husband? Obviously I make very good decisions. :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm So Glad When...

Daddy comes home.

Both Carson and I sure get excited when Aaron gets home from work everyday. In fact we spend a lot of our evenings counting down the hours together until he is coming home. Aaron works long hours and we are so grateful for how hard he works. On the nights that he gets home in time to see Carson before he goes to sleep Aaron rushes in and plays with Carson, gives him his bath, and then gets him all ready for bed. Which is why we love the weekends so much when we get to spend every second with him. Especially weekends like this one when the weather was seriously perfect.

I sure love my boys.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Night Out

On Tuesday night Aaron and I went to the Mavericks game to see them play the Jazz. (Thanks Cory!) Its always so funny going to this game with Aaron because he cheers for the Jazz and people turn around and look at him the whole game. It was really fun and we had great seats. We actually sat in chairs and it was so nice. (Not the chairs on the floor, just to clarify) We took the train in and so we had to leave early to get back to our sweet babe but apparently the end of the 4th quarter was the greatest in Mavs would be. While we were out, Carson stayed with our good friends the Madsens who had a little boy just a few days before Carson was born. Rob and Julie got some adorable pictures of the boys. It is so nice to know that your child is in such good hands. These boys are going to have so much fun growing up together. When they put the boys on the blanket together they held hands, how precious is that?!?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

4 Months

Gosh I can't believe, 4 months come and gone. Carson is already in his 5th month and changing so much all the time. I already did a post with many of the major things that happened with this little cutie this month but here it all is again because this is where I keep track of everything for my scrapbook. Some day I will catch up on his scrapbook....

His stats:

Weight - 14 lb. 7oz. (50th)

Height - 26 In. (90th)

Head - 16.5In (50th)

He started to really reach out and grab things and understand that if he saw something he wanted he could reach out and get it.

He started to kicked things and try and knock them over.
He is finding his fingers more and more and of course, wants that thumb every second.
He is talking all the time. He seems to go through major phases where he is obsessed with a particular sound and then moves on a week later. This month he went through this loud ah, ah, ah phase and it was loud. He also did the sputtering with his lips for awhile. Now he does this deep breathing thing.

He rolled over and learned to roll back, making tummy time hard because he just rolls himself over to his back..

He had his first laugh. His oh so adorable laugh. I love it.

He began sleeping in his nursery.

He is putting everything in his mouth.

He loves to grab his feet.

His favorite part of the day is still his bath with his dad and he cracks up laughing every, single night when we take his clothes off to get in the tub.

Still not much hair but he is still darn cute.

He takes the bottle half the time.

And the best part is...He is starting to look more like his mama, I love it.

And me, 4 months later... well I sneezed the other day and thought.. "that didn't hurt that bad, maybe I am getting some stomach muscle back." :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Festivities!

So first of all, I have been having so much fun looking at everyone's blogs with all the adorable Halloween pictures. Seriously, I was giddy to get on the computer this morning and check them all out. What cute kids my friends and family have.

We had a very fun Halloween, I can't believe how much more fun it is when you have a child to dress up. (Well since I can never get Aaron to dress up, Carson didn't have much of a choice) We were pretty busy the whole weekend. On Friday we went to the party at Deloitte at the downtown office. Carson is still pretty young to do much but we took fun pictures and he did take home the gold medal in the costume contest. (Which I'm a horrible mother because I wasn't even paying attention) Then we went straight to ward trunk or treat in Arlington with my parents and Tricia and Maili. We had so much fun down there seeing our friends in Arlington. Saturday we had a neighborhood party with BBQ and music. Then on Halloween night it was pretty normal. Aaron had a meeting for church and I stayed at home with Carson. We had much less trick or treaters than I had anticipated, thus we have so much leftover candy. I am planning on making candy cookies, brownies, and milkshakes until its all gone. We were totally spoiled with fabulous weather all weekend and have loved every minutes of going on walks and to the park. Here are some pictures of my little pumpkin.