Monday, February 4, 2008

Eight is Great.

Carter's 8 Months Today!
I'm having a hard time believing our little man is 8 months today. It's truly amazing how quickly time flies by and how fast babies change. I really do love being a stay at home mommy. It was a hard adjustment at first but I'm so grateful to be there with him every time he reaches a new milestone. I'm grateful that I can be there when he's sick, when he's happy and when he needs some extra TLC. I look forward to each morning and watching him grow. I thought I would take a moment to share some things we've learned about our little man over the past 8 months. Here goes...
Carter Loves.
  • Bananas, applesauce, pears, mixed fruits, squash, sweet potatoes and corn.
  • Gerber Finger Foods. The little cheerio things that melt in your mouth, I can't remember the name.
  • Yellow Ducks. He loves them in and out of the bath. They even had one at the photo studio that he loved today.
  • The gym. He loves everything about it, the kids club and watching all of the crazy people run on the treadmills. Oh, and the monstrous ceiling fan at the gym.
  • Wind. The real kind or just when you blow in his face. He immediately opens his mouth into a big smile and closes his eyes. It's pretty cute.
  • Paper. See post below.
  • Tags and Straps on anything! Bags, boppy, high chair and car seat... You get the point.
  • Raspberries. Not the fruit, the ones you make with your mouth. He loves them on his tummy and cheeks.
  • Other kiddos. He loves to watch other babies and little kids. He's a social butterfly already. I believe this is why he loves the gym so much and going over to the Ramages.
  • Tickles. On his tummy and under his arms.
  • Pacifiers. He can spot them from a mile away. He only gets them in his crib, at the gym and at church. Last night I put two in his crib because his new thing is to throw them in the morning, he immediately crawled to the other end of the crib, grabbed the second pacifier and tried to shove it in his mouth, mind you he was already sucking on the other one. :)

Carter Dislikes.

  • Spaghettios, Carrots... pretty much anything to eat that's dark orange or red.
  • Getting out of the bath.
  • This week, he doesn't like going to bed. Normally, he doesn't mind. Go figure.


  • Rolling over and over and over.
  • Crawling.
  • Sitting by himself and being able to go from crawling to sitting and vice versa.
  • Pulling up and standing on his knees.
  • Sleeping through the night.
  • Feeding himself finger foods.
  • Two bottom teeth.


lynette said...

Just think, one day you'll post about him being eight YEARS old and you'll still be wondering, "How did this happen so fast?" Cute boy.

Jeanette said...

Time does fly doesn't it?! It is a blessing to be home and enjoy every moment with your little one. I wasn't able to with my first two, but have with my two boys & it's so wonderful. Enjoy every minute.