August 28, 2010
So I started back school on the 16th of this month...I was so excited about getting into the dental program at GTCC, but not at all excited about leaving my sweet Carter! I have had him with me every second of his life, from the time I found out I was pregnant until the day he turned 4 months old. Leaving him was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. It made me sad to think that someone else would be feeding him, changing him, playing with him and making him smile. I cried everyday for the first week on the way to school. (When I say cry, I mean I cried like a baby!) I know what I am doing is for Carter, so that makes it a little easier going to school everyday. I also think of it as I have something to look forward to at the end of my school day...going home to my handsome little boy!!
August 23, 2010
Carter went to his first official play date last Saturday. Maggie, one of the moms from the mom's group started a "special play group" for our special babies! There was two sweet little girls Rachel (Maggie's daughter) and Tierney. They are both 11 months old and they are cute as a button. Rachel made her sitting up debut at the play date! Then there was Jack who is Korey's son. He is a month and a half younger that Carter, and absolutely precious! They all played in their own little space. The girls were more interactive with one another, it was so cute. When I got there I noticed my son is a tank, haha! At 4 months he weighs almost 15 pounds. Jack weighs almost 12, and Rachel and Tierney both weigh 16 and a half!!! One of the first things I said to the group was "he loves his food." After playing for about an hour, Jack and Carter passed out. Korey and I put them side by side and they got into the same sleeping position. I took so many pictures I was afraid I may have made all our kids go blind from the flash. They were all so cute I couldn't help myself! I can't wait to the next play date. It will be wonderful watching each of these wonderful babies develop at their own pace.
August 20, 2010
Hey everyone!! Please come out and join Carter's Crew at the 2010 Buddy Walk of Greater Greensboro...
October 23, 2010
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Triad Park, Greensboro
The Buddy Walk is an annual event hosted by the Down Syndrome of Greater Greensboro. It is a one mile walk to benifit children with Down Syndrome, and proceeds go directly to the DSNGG.
August 13, 2010
It's been a month since my last blog...Carter will be 4 months on the 16th! I can't believe it. I never thought these last months would go by so quickly. I start school Monday and I will not be by Carter's side every waking moment of his life. It's such a scary thought. I know he will be in good hands while I'm in school, but like any other mom my fear is what if I miss something. What if I miss him crawl for the first time, or his first word, or those first steps. I get knots in my stomach when I think about it!! These first 4 months of Carter's life have been one amazing ride. This tiny little baby is growing up before my eyes, and I'm soaking in every second of it!
Carter has been talking up a storm. When I say talking I mean he thinks he is having a conversation, it's oooooo, aaaaaaa, eeeeeeee. When I talk to him he looks at me, studying my mouth and everything that comes out. Sometimes I think he knows exactly what I am saying. He will copy noises that I make, its adorable! He has the sweetest belly laugh that will melt your heart, along with his big toothless grin!
Today Carter went to the doctor for his 4 month check up. He weighed 14 1/2 pounds and he was 24 1/2 inches. He had his second round of shots and didn't shed one tear. Dr. Young said he was perfect! He also found that Carter will be getting a tooth really soon!
Carter started rice and oatmeal cereal at 3 1/2 months. He has done great on the cereal, but now its on to bigger and better things! Applesauce, bananas, carrots, all the good stuff! Jeff and I have decided to make our own baby food. Im really excited about this decision to make our own food. He also had his very first haircut. It was getting so long that he was getting a Donald Trump combover! Mommy was way to nervous to cut so daddy stepped up to the plate. I don't know too many babies that had their first haircut at 4 months old.
My sweet little boy continues to amaze me each and everyday. I fall in love with him more and more everytime I look at him. I see so much of Jeff and myself in him. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for Carter and our family. As for now I'm cherishing every moment with my precious little boy!
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