Sunday, June 27, 2010

4 months

Every month seems to be going by faster and faster. Our baby is growing up way too fast. As much as I miss snuggling with a teeny tiny baby, I love this stage just as much. He is happy and fun. He is changing lots and discovering new things all the time. He is so sweet and his smile makes me feel like the most important person in the world.

New things at four months old...
-Sleeps for about 9 hours, eats, and sleeps for 2-3 more!
-Loves the jump a roo!
-He puts everything into his mouth and drools a lot!
-He smiles at just about everyone but lights up when he sees mommy or daddy.
-Talks non stop! Always making noise.
-Discovered his feet this week.
-Goes to the nursery at church now and so far has done very well!
-Finally in the last month is noticing the cats. He follows them with his eyes where ever they go.
-Still spits up quite a bit :( He seems to always know when he is in a cute, new, and clean outfit. It doesn't usually stay clean for long so he is sporting the bib look quite frequently.
-Isn't enjoying the car seat quite as much anymore as he used to but still does okay.
-Loves being in the stroller and walking anywhere.
-I have started putting him in shoes and hats and he looks so cute.
-Takes wonderful morning naps but as the day goes on the naps are harder to come by. I hope and pray we will get this figured out soon!
-Is happiest when he is outside!
-Eyes are still bright blue and beautiful!

We love our little man more everyday! He is the joy of our lives!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Crock Pot, Jump a Roo, and New Shoes...

What do these three things have in common? They all have a cute baby in them.

We borrowed Natalie's jump a roo to see if he likes it...He loves it!! I think we are going to need to get one of our own by the time Natalie's baby girl needs it.

His first time wearing shoes!
By the way, our baby boy is almost 4 months old!!! I can't believe it! I will do a four month post on Saturday.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Another milestone!

Carter started rolling from his tummy to his back about three weeks ago. Then last Thursday he started rolling from his back to his tummy but he couldn't get his arm out from under him. Today he finally did a full roll and even got his arm out!! 3 1/2 months old! I am sure this is when he is suppose to start rolling but I am a very proud mama and I wanted it documented on my blog. I wish I had gotten it on video.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

My new normal...

Yesterday was my last day of teaching. This could be for a year, a couple years, forever, or I suppose if things changed drastically, only for the summer. As of now I am not teaching next year. I am going into this summer believing I will be home with my Carter man next year. I am leaving a school that I love with all my heart. I believe in WCS and trust that God has BIG plans for it in the future. For now, enrollment is down and they just couldn't bring everyone back next year. I was one of many moving on to different things. For me they could be bigger and better things. For others, it was a very sad day yesterday. The reason I say bigger and better is not because I don't love teaching. I do love teaching and if I have to work, it is the only thing I ever picture myself doing. But...I am one of the lucky ones in that I want to be at home with my baby. I wasn't planning on doing it next year but the Lord had bigger plans for me than I could ever imagine. I was afraid being home with Carter was in the far off distance and only a dream of mine that I couldn't reach. With the news that I was not being hired back next year, came the realization that maybe we could make it work for me to be home. Back in the fall I had been asked by a former mom of one of my students to home school her daughter next year. I had to say no because I was planning on job sharing with my dear friend Buffi next year. With the news of no job next year, I quickly found her and asked if she still wanted me to home school her daughter. She was thrilled and said it was a huge blessing. I know God was working all the details together for both her and I. I will have her four days a week, four hours a day. I get to be home with Carter the whole time! We can't quite afford for me to not bring in any income so this home schooling option is perfect. I still may need to do a little bit more like a little tutoring but I trust that God will provide and we will work hard to help this plan work! I didn't know how I would feel yesterday, leaving a place that I love. I thought I might be sad but I hadn't been feeling the emotions throughout the week that I thought I would. It was sad to say good-bye but I expected more sadness. I love those families, kids, teachers, and staff more than I can express however I also know I get to do what I am best at. I get to raise my son the way I truly want to! WCS has been one of the biggest blessings of my life!! I have met some of my closest friends, been blessed by so many of the parents and kids, and even met my husband because of that school. I am sad to say good-bye but am looking forward to a new adventure. I do feel like I will go back at some point if they are able to ever offer me a job again with Buffi. I am so thankful for my five years there and will always hold WCS close to my heart. And they are always in my prayers!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Such a big boy

Carter loves his new bumbo seat!