Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Carson month 2: October 2 - November 2

October was a very busy month for our family, especially considering we just had a baby! We were brave and got out a LOT this month! It's really so different the second time around. Poor Carson is just along for the ride, but he seems to love staying busy. The changes this month were really evident. I can't believe how much he's grown and developed in just one short month. Here is a pic at 5 weeks:

During his 5th week, we started putting him down for naps and to sleep at night in the crib. He did great with the transition. We all started sleeping better...except for mommy the first two nights as she was basically glued to the monitor :)
By his 6th week, we started getting smiles all the time! Ahh-- it's the best! Your baby goes from a sweet blob to a smiling little guy! It makes you feel a bit more appreciated. HA! He weighed 11lbs., 8 oz. already at just 6 weeks old. What a big boy!
He is so precious and truly smiles anytime you look at him.

We got out for several play dates and of course for Halloween (Mom still hasn't posted those pictures. What a slacker!) Here are a few pics from our October adventures:
Sweet bath time picture
At the Monasmith's for pumpkin carvings
At the Basden's for a fun play date. Carson was the only guy! Poor thing!
A sweet pic with mommy
At 8 weeks, he started his 5-6 hour sleep stretches. YAY! He's doing a great job with that, we just wish it was overnight rather than 8pm-1am, but we will take what we can get!
Carson also had his first round of shots at his 2 month check-up. He weighed in at 12lbs., 1oz. He is in the 68% for weight, 35% for length, and has been feeling SO much better! The chiropractor has been amazing and the dairy elimination has really seemed to help with his breathing and reflux.
Here is a picture just moments after his shots....what a rock star :)


shawna said...

man...he has gotten big ;) i love love love the family pic o ya'll at the pumpkin carvin..too cute! why does he have to goto a chiropractor? ashlynn had her 6mo ck today 16 lbs 14oz big girl huh? whats funny is her sister was that at 4mo...HA! god bless hope all is well

Jaime said...

Love, love, love the smile pic!!