Thursday, August 23, 2012

7 Months

Carter is 7 months old! I cannot believe he is already in the second half of his first year of life! :) Rory and I have the cutest little boy in the whole wide world. We love him to pieces!

New things for Carter this month:

Can sit up when he wants to. He still tips over when he's tired of sitting up.
Is now eating solid food about 2-4 times a day and still loves it all.
Very impatient when it comes to eating.
He's a very noisy eater.
Can grab bite size pieces of food and feed himself. A lot of his hand usually goes into his mouth as well though. :)
Went swimming for the first time.
Scoots/army crawls around when left alone on the floor.
Always all smiles for other people. . .  until they try to hold him. :)
Loves walks in his stroller.
Loves going down the slide with his daddy.
Goes to bed at 8 every night.
Wakes up between 5 and 6:30 every morning (occassionally earlier). Usually goes back to sleep after eating.
Is finally taking most of his naps in his crib again.
Doesn't really like to be left alone for very long.
Got his first haircut and was great with the razor.
Going outside always calms him down when he's upset.
Figured out how to make an ear piercing scream. Thankfully it only lasted a couple weeks.
Has great form when doing push ups.
Tries really hard to sit himself up when he's laying down. He's great at working his abs. :)
Says dadada. I think that's the first syllable he has said on purpose.
Doesn't like to stop nursing even when he's done eating. I have to distract him when he's done or he freaks out.
Nothing keeps his attention for very long.

Carter fell asleep on his stomach in the corner of his crib...

Our Big Kahuna. :)

Trying out the baby carrier. Carter loved being able to look all around.

Carter's new exersaucer. It will entertain him for short periods of time just like anything else.

Skippy Jon Jones!

Swinging with Dad.

Isn't he adorable in his hat?

Watching the Olympics with Daddy.

Squeaky clean.

I was washing dishes and Rory was trying to calm down a screaming Carter. They go into Carter's room and he continues to scream. After a few more minutes they come out and Carter is wearing a Halloween costume. Rory thought it would be fun to put it on him. Carter wasn't sure how he felt about it. :)

Carter's daily exercises routine consists of: push ups

Look at that form!

and crunches. He even does them both with a smile! :)

It's hard to tell, but Carter is sitting up all by himself in these next two pictures.

This is the cutest picture. I wish it wasn't so blurry. Oh well.

Just chilling on the floor watching TV, using his toy as a pillow. :) (Carter rarely just lays still like this.)

Playing at the park!

Watching the Little League World Series.

Carter is developing more of a personality every day and we love it! He is growing so fast. There is something new everyday. It's hard to keep up with him! Carter can definitely try our patience, but he makes up for it with his adorable smile and happy self when he's fed and not tired. :)

Carter, you are so much fun to play with now. You love to interact and talk with us. You have so much energy and it is hard to keep you entertained! I love our special bonding time when I nurse you. It's one of the few times you will cuddle with me and I love it when you talk to me when you're done eating. Your Dad and I love to take you on walks and go to the park. We love to watch your face as you go down the slide on our lap. Your smile brightens our home. We hope you continue to be a happy little boy and will always use your boundless energy for good! We love you so much Carter!