Carter Update

I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I have had my hands a tad bit full. It seems the older he gets, the more attention he needs. Funny how babies work! I am loving every minute of it though.

Since our road trip to Arkansas for Christmas, it has been fun seeing him develop and grow more and more each day. We try to wake up at 7 am each morning and we eat. Then we play by staring into the mirror/toy that he absolutely loves.

He just smiles and giggles at himself and my reflection. It was so cute, it brought tears to my eyes one day. He also loves his floor activity gym where just talks away to his friends (a monkey, elephant, giraffe, and parrot).

We then attempt to take a nap after playing, but sometimes we don’t quite make it (not a good napper!) I am trying very hard to keep him on a schedule. He does best on a schedule. I think he’s getting it down. We certainly have good days and bad days.

I am still breastfeeding, but have chosen to pump for each feeding and feed him through a bottle. He just seems more satisfied that way. But I miss him at the breast. We snuggle every once and a while. We had only been feeding him about 4-5 ounces until I talked to my cousin who suggested we try 7 ounces. I was concerned that at almost 12 weeks, he was not sleeping through the night. It turns out that we have not been feeding him enough and he would wake up twice each night at 3 am and 5 am to eat like clockwork. I would become so frustrated because I was not ready to wake up at 5 am. The first day and night we fed him 7 oz., he slept from 11:30 pm to 5 am. This is a start. (Thank you so much Kara).

He is a good baby. I love staying home with him and have made it official. I never thought in a million years I would get the privilege of staying at home with my children. God has blessed us so much and we are praying for continued blessings.

We have lots of new pics as he is growing cuter and cuter each day.

All these photos are in the January photo set