Friday, February 24, 2012

Momma or Daddy?

(1 week old Carson next to Drew's newborn picture)
(Carson at 3 months next to my 3 month picture)

I guess the running question is who Carson looks like, myself or Drew....For the longest time, he was a spitting image of his daddy, but as he's growing he's beginning to resemble his momma a little bit too! I'm so happy I just didn't carry him for 9 months, he actually looks like he has some of my DNA now. Ha.  He looks like me a lot from the front but his profile is still ALLLLL his daddy :o) Another thing Drew gave him are his dimples.. Drew has 1, and he gave Carson 2! They melt my heart every time he smiles :o) I have brown eyes, Drew has hazel, but Carson's are bright blue.  I know it takes a while for them to change but they are as blue as they come! I'm so excited to see who he looks more like as he grows and changes.  Right now, he's a complete mixture of the both of us.  He looks just like me one second and Drew the next!

Carson is 3 months!


Carson is 3 months old!! I just can't believe it....He has gained 2 pounds and grown an inch since last month! Just a growin' fool! This child is sooo strong.  He can stand up holding on to just our fingers.  It's too funny because he's wanting to stand up higher & higher on his tippee-toes, but his little legs only take him so far for the time being.  His little personality is blossoming in front of our eyes.  He's smiling and laughing at anything and everything, including Cinnamon now.  Cinnamon scared him there for a little while, but he has grown to trust her, thank goodness.  We are so blessed to have such a happy baby.  When he wakes up, he will talk and talk in his crib for about 20 minutes until he decides it's bottle time.  Speaking of sleep....he 's sleeping through the night which makes for a very happy/well rested mommy :o) We are both sleeping better since I moved him to his crib.  He went from sleeping only 3 hours to sleeping 7+ hours every night! It's wonderful!!  He's also focusing on objects and reaches to touch & play with them.  His favorite toy right now is probably his cloth baseball mitt that makes this crunching noise when he plays with it.  Obsessed.  Teething is becoming a reality every day. He's drooling a lot with white nubs on his gums. At his rate, he will be walking next month :o) 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mr. Sandman, Give Me A Dream

(Carson in his big boy crib)

Carson is sleeping in his big boy crib for the first time tonight. :o( Up until now, he has slept in his bassinet right next to my bed.  I feel like its time to make the big move: he's almost 3 months old, MY movements are waking HIM up at night, & he's really getting the hang of the "sleeping through the night" thing.  I introduced the crib to him a while back for nap times during the day, so hopefully this will make the transition easy for him (& me).  I'm definitely going to miss being able to lean over and watch that sweet little angel sleeping, but I guess the monitor will have to do from now on. :o( Hopefully, I won't be glued to it all night watching him & listening for little peeps so can get some sleep myself.  Clearly, the sandman has visited him and he is doing JUST fine....Buenos noches!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

There's No Place Like Home

Drew deployed to Afghanistan on December 19th, 2011 to meet up with the rest of the men and women of 1-13 Cav.  We were so blessed that Drew got to stay behind in the US to see Carson come into this world on November 18, 2011.  Minutes after saying goodbye to Drew, Carson and I made the long journey from El Paso (where we were stationed at Fort Bliss) to Memphis to live with my parents until daddy comes home around late July/early August.  We are loving being back in Germantown surrounded by our friends and family who love and support us so much.  So blessed & so thankful!

(Carson skyping with Drew)

We Skype with Drew almost everyday (depending on how well his internet is working that day). Technology has really eased this transition for us, knowing Drew can watch Carson grow & I get to catch a glimpse of my sweet hubby! This first month and a half of Drew being away has seemed to creep by. But once the season changes and spring gets here, I know August won't seem so far away.  We miss daddy so much, and are so proud of him!!!

Drew's care package staples:
- sour patch kids
- skittles
- startburst
- Doritos
- Zapps potato chips
- Smartfood white cheddar popcorn
- newspapers/magazines

**email me for his address**