Thursday, December 8, 2016

9 Months, Happy Inside/Outside Day!

We did it, buddy... 9 months!

We celebrated inside/outside day, where you were officially spent just as much time in my tummy as you have out of it. 38 weeks in/38 weeks out. You are so big and I am so thankful to be your momma.

Everyone always says what a little chunk you are, probably because you love to eat. You usually eat off our plates, but you got your very first kids' meal at Broken Egg Cafe this month. Daddy ate your bacon, but you killed the waffle and about half of the eggs. Then you knock your plate on the floor when daddy wasn't looking. I guess you were finished. ;)

You continue to be my favorite little buddy. Playing in our bed every morning is your favorite. You are so feisty!

Daddy took you to get your first haircut. I might have cried a tiny bit when you came home because you looked so much older. You also took your first ride in a swing.

You are obviously a big helper when you go to the hardware store with daddy.

But you love shopping with me too. Here you helped pick out a bunch of Christmas presents and a book for yourself. You carried it through the whole store and maybe snacked on it a little too. Yum!

You are into everything. Crawling all over, playing with the dog toys, and riding our floor cleaner. Also, you love to stand. Forget sitting! In fact you are in to stuff so much that momma had to fence you in, fortunately you don't mind.

You celebrated your first Thanksgiving at Mamaw and Poppy's house. You did such a good job being away from home for 4 nights! They bought you new toys to play with and everything.

It's also your first Christmas season! We picked out our own Christmas tree, visited Santa, and played with Christmas lights. You were mesmerized!

We love you so much, little man!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

It's Great To Be Eight

Baby man, you are getting toooo big too fast!

You are also determined to crawl out of mama's photoshoots.

Carter loves, loves, loves to eat. That's probably why he's almost 22 pounds, ha! He enjoys feeding himself and sitting in the highchair with us at restaurants. He's also discovered samples at the grocery store, where he especially loved mashed potatoes.

Carter also loves hanging with daddy.

During the day, he keeps momma super busy. He's sitting and pulling up on everything, which means he sometimes has to go into baby jail while I get stuff done. ;)

We also had our family pictures taken for our Christmas cards. Love how they turned out!

Carter loves books, which makes my teacher heart happy!

We also celebrated Carter's first Halloween.

By far, he has the most personality ever! It's so fun watching him grow and develop. Here's my favorite video of the month. =)

You can follow all of our adventures over on Instagram.

What's new this month:
-His top two teeth came in, so we're up to 4 teeth now.
-He weighs in at an impressive 21.8 pounds!
-He's a lightening fast crawler, but still drags his belly. He especially loves trying to get my power cord from under the couch and the dog food.
-He sits up on his own and is starting to pull up on e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g without help.
-He's ditched his infant "bucket" carrier and enjoys riding in the shopping cart.
-He loves eating out with us, sitting in the high chairs, and feeding himself.