Monday, February 20, 2012

Carson Lately....

Oh Carson....who needs a TV when we have you! Seriously, this kid is hilarious.

Carson is a little over 2 1/2 years old and we often forget that. He acts much older than he is...

He absolutely loves music and singing, he now can sing his favorite songs entirely, and his favorite is still "Take me out to the ballgame" I am pretty sure we will be having a baseball themed birthday in August! I am also sure that a few Braves games are in store for this summer as well! I can't wait to get the boys matching Braves shirts.

He is ALMOST potty trained, he wears underwear to school and has been coming home with no accidents reported for the last week! He has pooped in the potty a few times, but really still prefers a diaper for that part, I am not worried I know he will eventually get it.

His favorite activities are playing outside (obviously!), playdough and coloring. Oh yeah and bossing Colin around!

He has really been loving books and movies. He is old enough now where he prefers the books that have a storyline, and he can sit still long enough to watch a good portion of a movie. He loves the movie CARS, and we watch it almost every night. He loves Mater, what's not to love!

Here are a few pictures of my adorable little boy:

Such an angel when he sleeps...

Such a handsome fellow....(Daddy taught him how to put his hands in his pocket, and he thinks its the coolest thing ever!)

The best big brother there is....

As goofy as they come.....

Just all around precious!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Colin, 6 months

So my baby boy is 6 months old, 1/2 a year. It really seems like just yesterday I was leaving the hospital. The journey from the hospital to home after giving birth is a bittersweet one for me, yes I was ready to go home and I really missed Carson, but I knew that leaving the hospital is the first step to the "baby days" just flying by. And they have.......

At 6 months Colin:
  • Can sit up all by himself! He just started doing this the past couple of weeks, and he loves his new found independence.

  • Has been rolling over some as well.
  • We stopped swaddling him, I can't believe we made it this long, but I could tell it wasn't the right thing for him anymore.
  • As far as sleeping goes, there is never anything constant. We pretty much do what is needed for everyone to get sleep. 
  • Colin loves a blanky when he is sleepy, he likes to snuggle it to his face and it calms him down. So sweet.
  • He still loves playing with his feet, on weekend mornings when we all just want to lay in bed and Colin is ready to wake up and play, we put him in the bed and un-do his sleeper so he can play with his feet and he will do that for at least 30 minutes.
  • Loves taking baths and showers.
  • Grabs everything in sight.
  • Loves the jumperoo, no longer a fan of the exersaucer. I put the bumbo away, he almost slides his way out when I put him in, so I don't like it anymore, it was good for helping him gain some body control though.
  • Loves this little book that makes noise like paper, loves balloons (v-day), and loves to chew on his sophie giraffe. He also chews on his fingers constantly.

  • Loves baby food, he has had sweet potatoes, peas, applesauce, pears, bananas, cereal and oatmeal. He eats in the highchair and likes sitting there so he can see all of us.

  • He eats about 6 oz of formula ever 4 hours. 
  • His blonde hair is getting thicker.
  • Loves that big brother of his, if he hears Carson's voice he MUST find him. 
  • He got to swing outside on the swingset for the first time and LOVED it! 

  • He wears 6 month (little snug) and 6-9 month clothes.
  • He weighs 18 pounds.
  • In a size 3 diaper, and has started to leak during the night, so we will have to change him in the middle of the night or get some night-time diapers.
  • He takes about 3 - 4 short naps per day.
  • Is the happiest baby, lately it doesn't take much to get him to laugh and smile.

Happy 6 months sweet baby!