Monday, December 14, 2009

5 Months

So I guess I better get Carson's 5 month post up before its time for his 6 month one. No check up this month but I think he is probably still long and skinny. I hope his weight hasn't gone down because I noticed that my milk supply is lower and so he is getting bottles more often. I just hope I am finding the right balance between nursing and bottle feeding. Sometimes I'll think he's still hungry after I feed him and I'll give him a bottle and he won't drink any but then sometimes he's not acting that hungry but I'll try giving him a bottle and he'll down 4-5 ounces and then I feel horrible that he was so hungry.
So other than the milk drama, and well the daylight savings drama, his 5th month was a lot of fun. He has gotten so much more interactive and we are having so much fun with our cuddly, happy boy. That laugh continues to be the joy of our lives.

Major things this month:

Rolling over all the way.
Major obsession with his feet, grabbing them, pulling off his socks, holding on to them, its an obsession.

Sleeping more, and by more I mean taking less naps but for longer. Yea!

He's my little thumb sucker, during everything! We went through a major phase of thumb sucking while nursing.

He loves to reach out and touch our faces, especially our mouths. I was feeding Carson in our bed during his early morning feeding (which I haven't been able to get him to drop! he still wakes up around 5 to eat and then goes back to sleep for another few hours...) and I was tired and thinking in my head how do I drop this feeding...and we were laying down and I was half awake, half asleep and then all of the sudden I feel this sweet, tiny hand reach up and rest on my cheek. I look down and sweet Carson is looking up at me and holding my cheek in his tiny hand and then he just closed his eyes and drifted off to sleep. I love this boy.
He loves to play Peek A Boo, he just thinks its pretty funny.
He is playing with Josie a lot, he gets excited when she comes running in the room and he wants to reach out and touch her.
His favorite toys are his exersaucer, his Johnny Jump Up, and he is finally enjoying his swing. I wish it wasn't so cold and I would take him to the park to swing.
He still loves bathtime with his daddy, although dad wasn't home as much this month, and reading stories with us. I checked out this book from the library where this baby learns all these funny sounds and he REALLY loved that one.

November was a fun month but I can't wait for his 6 month post (hint: food, sitting up, and darling new noises)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Shots

A friend of mine is getting into photography and she offered to take some pictures of our little family for Christmas, we were so excited! Here are a few of our favorites. I had to wake Carson up from his nap to get there and so he was pretty calm the whole time but we still got a few of his smile. Now I am trying desperatley to convince Aaron to let me send out Christmas cards this year but he is being so tight! So if you think the Piersons should send out a Christmas card please leave a comment so Aaron will see how much people love getting them. :) But if I have to choose between sending out Christmas cards and being able to buy my 3 month supply of peppermint ice cream before they take it away again....I don't know what I'll do.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I looked out the window...

and saw this going on outside our house. Now I know it only lasted about 15 minutes but oh it was so beautiful while it lasted. I kept telling Carson that this might be the only time he sees snow this year. I wanted to get a picture of him in it but it was gone too fast. We were so giddy getting ready in our house that morning with thoughts of hot chocolate and burning fireplaces dancing in our heads. Now we love warm weather in this house but who doesn't dream of a little snow for Christmas???