Thursday, February 19, 2009

Trip to Jax

We took our first trip with Carson to Jacksonville last weekend. We had a wonderful time and it was great to see friends. Carson did well in the car. He slept most of the way there and back. Hopefully he continues to enjoy car rides since our next trip is to St. Louis next month and it's a much longer drive.
We arrived on Thursday afternoon. On Friday we went to my school to visit everyone. It was great to be back. I wish I could have stayed longer. I miss them so much. Then we stopped by Crisi and Travis's so the boys could meet. The picture above is their first encounter. That night we had dinner with Kim and Wes and their kids, Taylor and Caden. It was great to finally see them.
On Saturday we headed over to Crisi and Travis's to plan for Valentine's. The boys ended up being twins on Valentine's day and we didn't even plan it. (Joshua is 5 months old and Carson is 7 weeks old.) After we shot dozens of pictures they both fell asleep in their chairs. That evening Crisi planned a wonderful Valentine's party for her family. It was a great way to celebrate the day.

On Sunday we had Joshua's baptism. He was so adorable! He fell asleep towards the end of mass but woke up in time for the ceremony. He was very alert and seemed to take it all in. Ryan and I were honored to be Godparents. We look forward to many more memories with the boys.
Carson is getting bigger everyday. We weighed him at Crisis's and he was almost 12 pounds. He is smiling and talking so much more. It's so much fun to see his personality starting to develop. He has also discovered his fingers. He is constantly putting them in his mouth. He hasn't started sucking on them yet but he is trying. His reflux also seems to be getting much better. He hardly spits up now since we added the rice to his bottle. (But I do think that's why he's getting bigger so fast)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Smiles, Smiles, Smiles

Carson loves to smile. It's been so much fun the past week because every time I talk to him he gives me a big smile! He had his first big outting yesterday. Mom and I took him to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Then a short stop at Babies R Us for diaper change and feed and then to Dillards. When we were at Dillards I took him out of the stroller because he was wide awake. A lady came up to us and started talking to him and commenting on how cute he was. And then he burped right in her face. I know babies are babies and do those things but I was so embarrassed. It was so loud. Thank heaven she has grandkids and knows how it is.

Friday, February 6, 2009

6 Weeks

It's hard to believe he is already 6 weeks old. He is smiling all the time and cooing. We love sitting around and just listening to him. He loves taking a bath. I think he would sit in it all day if I let him. We are all adjusting to the new house.
Carson had his one month check up today and everything looks great. He weighed 10 lbs 7 1/2 ounces. He gained a lb and a half in two weeks. There is nothing wrong with his appetite. He still has flare ups from the reflux so the doctor suggested giving him some rice with his formula. And he has to continue on the zantac.
We are taking our first big venture next weekend to Jacksonville. I am so excited to see everyone. I miss my friends like crazy! We were asked to be godparents for Joshua (Our dear friends Crisi and Travis's son). We can't wait!