Saturday, November 3, 2012

Six Months of Smiles

As of a few days ago the Carson man is 6 months old.  Half a year.  Which means in this same amount of time he'll be celebrating his first birthday.  Excuse me while I clear the lump in my throat.
According to Dr. B, you're growing just beautifully.  She had to do the entire appointment while you were having a bottle.  She learned quickly that taking it away from you before you were through was not an option and she was happy to work around you.  She was impressed with your strength and called you a flirt!
Your 6 month stats:
Height - 26.57 inches {52%}
Weight - 17lbs. 2oz. {40%}  Shocker, I know!
Head Circumference - 43.5cm
I was surprised to see how similar your stats were to Griffin's at this age.  You seem to much chunkier than he was but when we look back at pictures we realize that G had a little meat on those bones before he really started movin' and a shakin'!  You've definitely got him beat in the hair department.  You've got little sprouts of brunette hair popping up all over your head.
So Carson, here's what you're up to at the ripe old age of 0.5....

We tried rice cereal for the first time.  You weren't a huge fan at first and, frankly, Mama is not a huge fan of the stuff either - so messy - so I only let you try it a few times.  We've moved on to other "real" food such as sweet potatoes, squash, green beans and puffs.  You don't quite have the hang of the whole spoon in mouth, get food off spoon then swallow routine yet.  I can take partial blame for this because I don't give you the opportunity to practice as much as I should.  We've still got this spit up problem going on so the addition of food makes the spit up, well...colorful.  Talk about a laundry nightmare!  I promise, we'll get the hang of it soon.  Until then, we'll keep enjoying get so giddy every time you eat one!  (Can't grab it and get it in your mouth on your own yet but we will practice.)

You are still just the happiest in the world.  I'm hopeful that you will be a little cuddle bear forever!  You enjoy spending time in the swing, mostly in the kitchen while I'm getting dinner ready.  I love the company!  You've also started enjoying the swing at the playground.  Such a big boy!  Griffin likes to swing beside you and always wants me to push you higher.  Not yet mister.

On your actual 6 month birthday we were in Bluffton at Papa Don and Boo's house.  You got to play in the pool and show off your almost-crawling skills!  For the last week or so you've been pushing up on all fours and rocking back and forth.  Sometimes you catapult yourself forwards and do a face plant, but mostly you're scooting backwards.  I just know that in a few weeks you'll be crawling around everywhere.  This means we need to re-baby-proof the house.  Yikes!

Blurry because you're rocking back and forth so fast!

You scooted yourself underneath the chair.  Haha

You also experienced your first Halloween as a sweet, cuddly lion.  You were perfectly content to sit in the stroller while we chased your brother around the neighborhood.  Actually, you slept through most of it.

Other things you're up to - you've discovered, or maybe rediscovered, your hands!  You stick your hand out in front of you and just stare at it while you twist it all around, wave and wiggle those fingers.  You're also having fun sticking out your tongue and making cute noises with your mouth.  It's so neat to see you taking everything in.  You are VERY observant and I can tell you're going to be like your dad and want to know how everything works and the logic behind it. 
Well Carson man, I can't think of enough good things to say about you.  I thank God every day for giving Chad and I such an awesome son and pray for wisdom in knowing how to raise you and best take care of you.  This love that a parent has for a child is just a CRAZY thing - scary and awesome at the same time.  Your dad and I love you sooo much, and even though we had to send Griffin to time out TWICE today for throwing a ball at your head, your big brother loves you too.  I just can't wait to see the relationship between the two of you develop.  I have a feeling G will have a rude awakening to this whole "little brother" thing once you start crawling around and attempting to play with his toys.  May the lessons in sharing begin....!


  1. What a sweet post, Rachel! I can feel your love and your pride for him all the way in Cumming. :). Wish we saw more of you and your men. Love you!

  2. Oh my goodness, he is so stinkin' cute! Love the picture of him in the swing! And your little lion is adorable! Love you all!