Monthly Archives: February 2009

Mommy-Carter days

Oh, how I love Fridays. And not just because they start the weekend. I love them because they are “my” day with Carter. I need work to keep my sanity, but because they are rare, my days alone with Carter are so special. I love watching him grow and develop. He has made a friend that magically appears in every mirror that he looks into. And he LOVES to smile and laugh at the other baby. He is also trying really hard to start rolling over. Although, since he’s not a true fan of tummy-time, he’s starting out trying to roll from his back to his front. The only thing standing in the way is the shoulder. He has also discovered his toes. Socks and shoes now last less than 5 minutes before they are long gone! Here are a couple of pictures that show how big my little guy is getting!

Talking with Carter

Carter has been talking and cooing quite a bit yesterday.  He’s especially vocal at bedtime.  Here, he and Lisa are having a lovely conversation.  He’s also about 90 seconds away from completely losing it.

Talking with Carter from Cory Reed on Vimeo.

Pooping on Papa and other tales of mischief

I promise that we are better parents than we are bloggers.

We’ve been enjoying Carter so much that it’s been tough finding time to write. But now that I’m back at work, I should be able to find more time. :-) It’s been a while since we posted, so let me tell you what’s been going on.

I went back to work part-time on January 12th, and it is wonderful because it lets me have my afternoons with Carter. Janie (Cory’s mom) is officially retired and is now employed as Carter’s nanny (or Jannie). She keeps him here at home, which saves us countless stress in the morning. He just goes downstairs in his pajamas when Cory goes down.

Carter had his two-month check-up on January 19th. He weighed in at 12 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 24 inches long. So far his height:weight ratio skews better than his parents. He also got a couple of shots, which made him scream. But since he has such a sweet disposition, he was laughing again by the time we left.

Speaking of laughter, there’s a lot more of it in our house now. Carter is full of smiles and laughs each morning and throughout much of the day. He’s trying really, really hard to laugh but so far has perfected nothing more than a dork laugh. Remember the inhaled laughs of the main characters on Revenge of the Nerds? That’s pretty close to what our little man does.

Carter recently spent his first day away from home. My parents kept him one day while I worked last week. They said he was a joy; full of smiles and laughter all morning long. However, he started getting fussy around noon and by 1:00 he had worked himself into a full-blown fit. They tried everything to calm him down and eventually resorted to taking off all of his clothes. Just as my Dad sat back down in the chair with him, he pooped. A lot. Everywhere. It got all over him, it got all over my dad, and it got all over the chair. That apparently did the trick. When Mom went to change him, he thought it was the funniest thing in the world.

Here are some pics of other moments we’ve enjoyed with him lately.