9 Month Update.
Carter turned 9 months this week. At his well check up he was 21.5 lbs and 28 3/4 inches long. He's moved from the 90th percentile down to the 50-75th. Finally being able to crawl has slimmed him down. Don't get me wrong, he is in no way a little guy. He's as big as the other 1 year olds we hang out with. For the most part he passed all of the little questions they ask about babies development. The only one he missed was banging things together with both hands. But he managed to figure this out yesterday with Mike and hasn't stopped doing it since. So he's right on track. I wasn't able to capture any great pictures this week of Carter to share, but I'll work on getting one tomorrow. I'm pretty sure the only ones reading this that are really all that interested in the weekly pictures are our family. So for that, we love you and thank you for indulging in our need to take so many pictures of our first.
It has been a long three days but I am happy to post Carter is officially weaned. He took his first bottle of all formula today. I haven't nursed him since Friday morning. It's bittersweet. I'm happy to have a little more freedom but sad to lose the time with my baby. He's been taking it fairly well, until today. He just looks at me and cries. He's had a pretty sad day full of tears and I haven't been able to snuggle with him because I've been in so much pain. He misses our time too. I hope tomorrow will be better for him. I never thought I would nurse as long as I did, and I know that nursing is not for every mom, but I'm grateful I was able to do this for Carter. I know that I was able to do all that I could for him to ensure he received the best nutrients possible in the beginning of his little life. It has been an excruciating weekend for me. I now have a much better appreciation and admiration for other moms that have done this. I hope that I when I wake up tomorrow I'll feel a little better and the effects of weaning on my body will wear off soon.
Tax. Mike survived his first week in the tax group. He seems to have enjoyed his week. Well, as much enjoyment that can be expected from work. He said this new group is full of other married folks with babies. This is exciting for me. His audit group was mostly filled with singles. So I'm hoping this new group will be a little more relaxed and allow for more "family life balance." He has a lot to learn but for the most part he seems excited to learn it.
I have been craving girl scout cookies! Since we bought a box of these little pieces of heaven, otherwise known as somoas, last weekend, I have been hunting for girl scouts to buy more cookies. To my dismay I have yet to run into any. Don't they know I need more cookies? I have cash. I never have cash. I made a special trip to the bank to get cash and have been aimlessly stalking the grocery store at night hoping they will be out with a box of cookies for me. The crazy thing is girl scout cookies are ridiculously expensive. Why can't I be craving chips ahoy or better yet baby carrots. So if you know of a girl scout in the area, please, please send her my way. I need at least three more boxes. :)