Thursday, March 29, 2012

Carson is 4 months!

(March 18, 2012)

(1st rice cereal feeding)

Carson is 4 months old! wowzers! He is 14lbs 13oz and is 24 1/2 inches long.  At his doctor's appointment we were told he is in the 70th percentile in weight, 30th percentile in height.  I was very surprised about his height, because I always thought he was pretty tall for his age! We joked and said we were maybe just comparing him to my nephew, Cade, who is still a "nugget" as we call him.  4 month doctors appointment also comes with a dose of shots, ugh.  Cars-man didn't do so swell after this set, poor thing.  He immediately ran fever & was so uncomfortable for 2 whole days.  It took him about 4 days to completely get over it all, but he is back to his normal happy self again thank goodness! He is teething like crazy! He is drooling something awful, and has white nubs below his gums that hopefully won't push through for a while....I still love having a little gummy bear :) He also got cleared to start rice cereal.  It was too funny watching him try to eat, because he had no clue what he was doing.  He would roll his tongue and it would all come pouring out of his mouth.  Definitely, more on him than he actually ate, but thats the fun part about it! Carson being 4 months old marks the middle of this deployment, give or take! :)

Hayden & Carson

(Hayden & Carson meeting)                 (the babies at Shelby Farms)
During my pregnancy, I became super close with a mutual friend, Mary Catherine Patenaude.  Just so happens that she was expecting a little girl, Hayden, and was 2 months ahead of me in her pregnancy.  It was wonderful always having someone to talk to about swollen feet, how big we were getting, and monthly check-ups. Now, Hayden and Carson are here and those conversations have changed to diapers, spitting up, and doctors appointments! The Patenaude's live just outside of Chicago and came to visit Mary Catherine's parents in Memphis earlier this month.  Needless to say, we were both itching to get these two babies together! After a few initial stare downs, they just loved each other and were the best playmates! We can't wait to see them again, hopefully soon!