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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Quick post

Carter man is sick once again!! Obviously the Zithromax he got last week for his bronchitis/ear infection didn't help. He had 102 fever yesterday around 4pm so I took him to the dr & we have another double ear infection! This is the second one in a month so we may be on the verge of tubes which I hear isn't bad at all, so I'm ok with that if it'll help our little guy stay well. We are back on Omnicef which nipped it in the bud last time, so hopefully it'll do the same again. I have high hopes for a happy, well baby SOON!! Spring, where are you?!?!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Going for a ride...

These pics are from a few weekends ago when Justin decided to put Carter in his "wagon" & pull him around the house...it was pretty cute & funny! This is actually Carter's toy that is full of those huge plastic lego-ish blocks. He thought it was fun for a little while but then started getting fussy (see last pic)...I don't think it was too comfy for him but it was still fun for a bit.




Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Since I've been gone...

- Carter has had his first taste of dog food...I think he actually liked it. Justin said he saw a piece in his hand & then had to open his mouth to see a piece just resting inside. Bailey's food is pretty big & hard, so I'm sure he couldn't bite into it.
- He has learned how to really use his sippy cup...for some reason he thinks it is best to drink it by throwing his head all the way back so the cup is straight up & down...so silly.
- He can stand w/o support for a few seconds.
- His top two middle teeth are really coming in now so his side teeth don't look quite so fangy anymore.

Here is the pic I got yesterday morning on my bb that was titled "I miss my mommy"...check out that hair!!


This w/e was SO gorgeous & I'm glad I got home in time to enjoy it with both of my boys. Carter had a great time sitting outside on one of his quilts playing & eating a yummy snack.  I raked the front yard while Justin worked on cleaning out more of the woods in the back. Eventually we are hoping to expand the actual yard/grass area back there so that Carter & his future siblings will have a bigger yard to play in. Bailey got a much needed bath too!

I had a great time this w/e in Nashville for Addy's bachelorette party! I got to see a bunch of my friends that I don't get to see often & meet some new girls too. There were 20+ girls there on Sat night & so of course it got wild at times. We had a lingerie shower at the hotel before we got picked up by the party bus to head to Viragos which is Addy's favorite sushi restaurant. We went to a bar/club called Mai after that & danced the night away. It was a late night...we had the bus 'til 3:30am...so I was pretty proud that I still had it in me to stay out that late. :)

Disclosure:  Some of these pics look a little like "girls gone wild" so consider yourself warned!

At the hotel getting ready to go out

At the lingerie shower

The party bus

The DJ & guy on a mic on the bus

This is where it gets a bit scandalous...there was a stripper pole in the middle of the bus!


Dinner at Viragos...we were in a corner with two huge wrap around couches

Dancing at Mai

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ridiculous

Just a silly pic of our pathetic cat!
And a quick update...Carter has bronchitis & has just started getting an ear infection in his left ear. I had a notice on Carter's daily slip from school that he had been exposed to RSV/bronchitis, but he had been sick for a few days before that with this terrible cough/wheezing and still has had his normal appetite, sleeping fine, etc. Yesterday he was rather fussy before I took him into school & since I'm going to Nashville for a bachelorette party this w/e I decided I should probably take him to the dr just to get him checked out at least. Glad I did. So now we are on an antibiotic & some good cough medicine. I'm so ready for this winter/sick season to be OVER & for Spring to hurry up & get here! I am home with him today since he is still contagious but he'll be heading back to school on Mon. I hope everyone has a wonderful w/e...it is supposed to get up in the 60's here this w/e...hopefully we'll have nice weather in Nashville too!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This is what sick looks like...

These pictures are actually from a few wks ago when Carter man was sick, but he has a terrible cough right now & a bit of a fever but I think that is due to his two front teeth coming in...at the same time! This is how he is right now after his baths though...all he wants to do is cuddle up with me & I absolutely LOVE it!! I cherish these moments b/c I don't get them very often & I know the older he gets the less I'll get them. He is the sweetest, most amazing blessing I could ever ask for & I just love him to pieces.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

He has my ♥

Well both of my boys do, but Justin takes the cake this w/e. Justin sent me 2 dozen roses on Saturday! They were delivered in the morning while he was at work & it was such a pleasant surprise. I couldn't believe it when I saw the delivery guy running up the front walk with a box that was obviously flowers. I mean I literally thought to myself..."who sent flowers?!??" Now I know for most girls this is really no big deal, but for my husband, it is. We have been together for 10 years this April & I can count the # of times he has given/sent me flowers on one hand...maybe add a few fingers. He just thinks they're a waste...which I don't blame him b/c they do die, but they are so nice to have around the house & they smell so wonderful. I have really been enjoying them this w/e...I love that they are an assortment of colors...just what I would have wanted! Thank you to my incredible & spontaneous husband for thinking of me on this "Hallmark holiday" (as he likes to call it)! I love you more than you'll ever know!!
I have the day off tomorrow which I'm *super* pumped about getting tons of things done...I'm definitely loving this 3 & 1/2 day w/e I'm getting to enjoy...thanks to that beautiful snow we had on Friday! Hopefully we will get some more tonight. :) I hope everyone had a wonderful V-day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

What's this white stuff?!?!?

Carter's 1st snow day!!!!! We had SO much fun today out in the snow. We were just happy to finally get some & we certainly got a few inches...probably 3-4. I think Carter enjoyed it...wasn't so sure about it but thought it was pretty fascinating. He absolutely loved Bailey running wild in it...he could have laughed at her for as long as she kept going crazy. :) It is getting down in the 20's tonight but I don't see this stuff sticking around for long tomorrow. We at least got to enjoy it today!












I love his expression here...



























Carter said please excuse his broken out face around his mouth...that came up a few days ago unfortunately...from who knows what...



























This was right after a full face plant in the snow...he didn't barely flinch & could have cared less...the funny thing was I warned Justin that he was about to slide down & that would probably happen to him...of course he didn't believe me & 2 secs later, it happened...Carter did somehow get this big chunk of snow in his hand & it stuck for awhile...like his
own little snowball. :)


The pets, of course, enjoyed themselves too...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Carter loves to be...

upside down!!!

Now you can see a good view of his "vampire" teeth (as I like to call them) coming in. The one on his right side broke through a couple of weeks ago & the one on his left side is just breaking through now. Those middle ones should be right behind. His poor gums are so swollen from it, so I know he is ready for them to be in. He prefers more solid foods these days which is probably b/c it feels good to his gums to chew on it.


















Oh & we lowered his bed last night for the first time. Now that he is crawling so well, he is starting to push down on his bumpers so I figured it was only time before he could pull himself up & fall out. He's growing up right before our eyes!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Babies, babies, everywhere!

Whew, we had a BUSY week & w/e!! As I mentioned previously, my friend Lauren just had her first baby boy, Brooks, on Thursday right after midnight. I went to see him during my lunch break on Friday...he's got a head full of hair & his Daddy's dimples...so precious!
Also on Friday, one of my best friends Amy found out she is having a BOY in June (I was SO wrong thinking girl! :)) They are going to name him Blake...Congrats Amy & Ben!!! And our friends Chris & Karlin welcomed a sweet baby boy, Christian, into the world on Friday afternoon. We went to see them late Sat. morning...he has the cutest dimple in his chin & looks a lot like his Daddy! Do you notice a trend here with all of these boys!?! :)

Saturday afternoon we went to Walker's 1st birthday party at Grant & Meagan's house. It was so fun getting together with all of our friends with kids/babies! The theme was monkeys & the house was decorated so cute! Check out Walker's precious monkey outfit. Here is Carter having a good time...

And now a breakdown! HA!! I thought it was so funny & completely out of character for Carter. He is so laid back & carefree normally. I think it was b/c we had to wake him up from his nap to get there & he was a little overwhelmed with the new atmosphere & people.

Everyone staring & thinking..."why is this kid crying?!?"

And then he got David worked up...

Then Carter was still crying but looked over at David like..."why are you crying too??" It was a bit entertaining!

Sunday Justin's Dad & Stepmom came by to spend some time with Carter & I went to a baby shower for a baby GIRL! :) It was a busy w/e but we had fun!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Moving in the right direction!

Carter is finally crawling FORWARD!! He started this on his 10 month birthday on Saturday. It was a big day for him since he managed to hold his own bottle for the first time too. He's growing up right before our eyes!! He has been sick for the past week & 1/2 & has been pretty miserable everyday. At the start of this week he was finally getting back to his old self...our sweet smiling baby! He is pretty much 100% back to normal now after some good R&R he got this w/e. He finishes up his 10 day antibiotic tomorrow. Below is the best video we have of him crawling...we figured out the best way to entice him - with his paci! This was actually on Sun. night after he first crawled for us on Sat. It was quite an improvement from the day before. I may put the rest of the videos up here today. We finally downloaded a different software last night to edit them. I did get one of them uploaded on You Tube but it literally took over 2 hours to download...it was a 5 min. video which should have only been about 30 sec but still. I started it at lunch & left it to finish. Knew I should have gotten a flip instead of a fancier video camera...I do love how small this one is though with really high quality picture.

Oh & a quick shout out to Lauren & Kevin who had their first baby boy Brooks last night right after midnight. I got a text from her about 2:30 this morning. She was scheduled for a c-section a week from yesterday since he was breech so I'm interested to hear how everything went. Can't wait to meet him!!

Enjoy the video! This was right before bedtime too...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I swear I'm not a slacker!

I've been trying to get the fun videos uploaded onto the blog but it has been a bit trickier than I thought it would be. The file sizes are WAY too big & even though I am only taking a clip of the video, they are still too large for the 100 MB max size. I didn't realize this until I tried multiple times to let it upload & I would leave the computer for like 20 min. or longer & it still would be "in process". I have found a free software online that you can download that will make it smaller & fit with Blogger. If that doesn't work I may have to convert the video to a different format...hopefully not the case. That may stretch past my computer usage capabilities. :) Check back soon...I'm going to attempt this again at lunch. If anyone has any pointers or short cuts, let me know!!

I will admit I did slack last night & not attempt it again b/c it was the last girls night out before Jenny moves back to LA! :( I'm really going to miss her, again, but I know she'll be back & I'll see her with all the weddings, bachelorette parties, etc. we have this year. Love you tons Jenny...even though you don't check this! :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

At Costco last w/e

We were checking out & a lady in a line next to us starts chatting & saying how cute Carter was...he was of course just chilling in the buggy about to go down the buggy lane by himself (those fellow Costco shoppers know what I'm talking about). Anyway, she was finishing up the conversation & was like "So how old is he? 2 years...18 months?!?" HAAAA! As we giggle to ourselves..."uh no, not even 10 months"...we've got a chunker on our hands & we absolutely LOVE him to pieces!!!! He is officially 10 months as of Sat...less than 2 months & counting til his 1st birthday! I've been working on planning his birthday party...it'll be here before we know it! :)

P.S. I've got videos to post & they are pretty exciting stuff so check back SOON! (I hope to have them up tonight)