My sweet Carter turned 6 months old on Christmas day. I cannot believe that that much time has past since he was born. I cannot remember our life without him. I know I am always saying this but he is really a perfect baby. He is sweet and smiley, cuddly and content. I just can't get over how much I love this boy. Proof that your heart really keeps growing with each child you have. To think we were on the fence about having a third child....I cannot imagine my life without Carter Wesley in it!! I thank God for him each day!
Anyway, today was Carter's 6 month check up. We found out that the poor guy had an ear infection that needed his first antibiotic. I'm telling you, the most we noticed was that he was very quiet yesterday not even fussy. He is amazing.
Dr. Boecker and I talked about his eating habits. He is still breastfeeding and has finally started to like some of his baby food. Now he eats rice cereal, green beans, carrots, peas, squash, applesauce, bananas and pears. (The last two he is not sure of yet.) My little meatball is even sitting up pretty well now. He had to get three shots today but he didn't cry until the second one. Such a trooper! He is still my chunky monkey and I LOVE it! Here are his stats:
Weight: 21 lbs 15 oz. (97%)
Height: 28 in (91%)
Here are a few pictures of him enjoying a biter biscuit and playing with a sippy cup. As you can tell he wasn't thrilled with the apple juice inside.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
There is one more gift for you to share,
This one needs some special care,
Go to your movie closet...it is waiting there.
It was a brown hamster and made the boys so happy. They named him Buddy.
After opening presents and eating breakfast,we had sometime to let the boys play with their toys and just relax. It was nice to not have to rush to get anywhere.
For lunch, we headed to Omi & Opi's house. We ate a good meal and then the boys got more neat stuff...Wii with hunting games and the Toy Story Mania game, a play buck knife, Carter got a neat Barn toy and much more.
We left there and headed straight to Mammy & Papa's house. The boys got great stuff there too...Geo Trax set, a toy shotgun, Toy Story set, remote control cars, and Carter got a walk behind/ ride on toy--the list goes on. We ate there and hung out a while.
Then we came home late last night and unloaded all of our goodies. (Cody and I got some wonderful things too.) We had a such a great day! It was so nice to get to spend time with both of our families on Christmas day. We are so lucky that we have such amazing parents who are in turn amazing grandparents. We are all so spoiled by them. I am so thankful that they so close and they all four want to a lot spend time with our boys. They are all such an important part of our lives.
With all of this celebrating, we do try never to forget that we are celebrating Jesus' birth and that we have all of our wonderful blessings because of him!
Posted by Melanie Mueller at Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
We had a wild and wonderful Christmas Eve evening. First, we went to church. The service was beautiful and a great reminder of the real reason for the season. Then we came home and had brisket and tamales with our immediate families. Now that may not sound very wild to you, but when you get 7 energetic and excited boy cousins in the same house, it can get kind of crazy.(Okay Carter isn't wild yet but it won't be long.) We had a great time though. After everyone left, my boys set their cookies out for Santa, spread their reindeer food on the lawn and headed off to bed. Now visions of blue bikes, hamsters and drum sets are dancing in their heads. =) Tomorrow will be filled with fun and excitement again. I can't wait!!
Then on our way out, we went to the ICE exhibit at the Gaylord Texan. You are given parkas so you can walk through the 9 degree temperature. Carter was double layered and then strapped to me in the front carrier and we stayed warm. He even fell asleep toward the end. The theme is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". It was amazing!! Everything was made out of ice. Trust me, the boys had to feel almost all of them just to make sure it was in fact ice. They were super detailed and colorful. Cody ,Colton and Cooper even went down an ice slide. We were all were pretty impressed by the whole exhibit!