Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I just can't help myself...

I just can't stop posting pictures, each one is cuter then the next. This was taken minutes ago.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Carson's weekend

These days the weekends are too short. So much to do, so little time. We went "skating", went to visit Carson's friends, spent Sunday morning with his cousins and slept. A lot.

Carson LOVES other kids. He looks up at all of them with wonder in his eyes and just follows them around everywhere.

He's happy, happy, happy these days. Every day he's doing something he didn't do the day before. He was coming down the stairs the other night and the fireplace was on (our fireplace is in our basement) and he looked at it, looked at me and said "hot". Then he started shaking his finger (Grandma taught him that the fire is hot and donnn'ttt touch (while she waves her finger)).

It was so nice out tonight, that when Carson and I got home, we went for a little walk down the street. He walked while holding onto my finger. He got a little wobbly a few times, but he was doing great! I only had his Robeez on, so they got kind of wet. All the shoes I have for him (it's ridiculous the number of shoes he has to grow into, thanks to Grant and Ethan and an uncle who works for Reebok) and not one pair fits yet. I should go out this weekend and look for a pair of real shoes that fit him. Especially as it seems he's so close to walking.

Now onto the pictures....

Carson with his girls!

Watching Uncle Dino play with the Wii (is that how you spell it?)

Eating a frozen yogurt tube

Carson and his mom!

When Carson hears music he jerks his head to the side and it's absolutely hilarious

Friday, January 25, 2008

First step?

Carson took his first step - perhaps more of a stumble...... tonight! Grandma's house is magical, he does all kinds of things that he doesn't do at home.

Trying to turn on the fan.. and he figured it out.

Laughing with Grandma.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008


Wow, it's amazing how fast time flies! I remember the first year of his life (maybe it's because) I knew how old he was, almost to the date. The first of each month, I would sing happy birthday and I'd sit and think about what was new for him the month before, what's changed, check his milestones.... and now? I forgot the day he turned 13 months. 14 months is coming up and I can't BELIEVE I have this little year old sweet adorable little pumpkin. He's still loving daycare, sleeping like an angel, getting into everything, making us laugh and getting frusterated because there's so much he wants to do but just can't do everything.

He cried when Grandma left yesterday, that was a first. He got a little upset when I left for work this morning and tried to follow me out the door, but as soon as the door closed I'm sure he forgot about me and went about his business with Dad.

We are getting excited about Florida, about meeting little Miss Petra, walking outside without having to bundle up, play in the pool and crawling (if not walking) in the grass!

This last picture, how freaking big does he look? He's so tall!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I'm going to do it

Throw him against the wall that is. I know I've said this before, but the best way I could describe how cute something or more often someone is, is by saying they are so cute I'm going to squeeze them so tight and throw them against the wall (Rob would often follow that by saying - you're never going to be alone with my kids again! because alot of the time I was referring to Ethan and Isabelle). But honestly, Carson leaves me no choice.

He's been sick, with a nasty cough. He hardly ate anything at care yesterday, I think about 1/2 of an applesauce with about 5 sips of milk. She tried everything (even TOAST) and he refused. But, he was a happy little guy. I showed up at care and he looked over at me and then looked right back to S and put the last block on the tower and then clapped at what he'd done. He knocked it down and started to do something else, so she picked him up and brought him over to me but he wasn't interested in me at all! He looked back at her and gave her his biggest smile (normally only reserved for mom and dad!).....

Anyways, he was fine last night and at bed time? I put him into his bed, we kissed all his animals (nightly ritual) and then he grabbed his crib sheet (for some reason his new blankie is one of his crib sheets and he sleeps with it every night) and sat up, smiled and WAVED at me. Waving isn't new, but waving at me while I leave him in his bed to go to sleep? That's new. He loves to sleep though, he never fusses when you put him to bed for a nap or for the night. And he would play in his crib for hours. Every time you go to change his bum he spends at least ten minutes in his crib. It's hilarious.

So can you now see why I want to throw him against the wall? It's funny how I would always laugh at my friends who were pregnant with #2 when they would say - I just don't see how I could love a second one as much as I love (insert child's name here). And now I know how they feel. I know with number 2 (if we are lucky enough to have another one) I will love them just as much, but when your heart is so full of love for one... I can see how you'd be scared that there wasn't enough in there for another one. I know I will be proven wrong soon enough.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Carson has the worst cough ever. It's breaking my heart to listen to him in bed. During his 4 hour nap this afternoon he kept coughing, then he'd whimper and then go back to sleep. It was brutal. Tonight is really no different. It's horrible. I want to take it away from him. I remember my mom telling me "I'd be sick for you if I could". I'd always look at her sideways thinking - who the heck would want to be sick for someone else? Moms would. That's who.

Weekend Fun

Carson is a hoot these days. He has the funniest little personality and loves to try and make us laugh. We've had a great weekend so far, we've visited, had visitors, gone out to eat, gone for walks, played and then played some more. We're all having so much fun together, each day is better then the last.

No pictures please!

This picture is a little blurry but he was double fisting it with his sippy cups, it was hilarious. He's take a few gulps of one, then the other, then go back to the first....

Mommy and Carson

Playing with Isabelle in the ball tent

I have to wean him off bread because if he sees bread, crackers, buns, anything bread like he goes into a fit until you give him some. He goes over to the cupboard where we keep the goldfish crackers and just whines until you give him some. Only when he's hungry though - so at least he's letting us know he's hungry. It's frusterating that he doesn't love frutis for his snack like he used to, but after a few days without bread, he'll remember how he used to love his fruits! He hasn't eaten them that many times, they were for special occasion (which normally turned into mommy and daddy eating them while watching TV!) Today he scoffed at apples AND pears, which hasn't happened before so I've got to do something drastic :)

He slept 15 hours last night and is on hour 3 of his nap, but he's coughing lots so I think his sleep is totally interrupted.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


My sister just posted this picture on facebook and I love it! It was taken on his birthday.

For those of you I've talked to about his tongue tie - you can really see it here too (I think if you double click it makes the picture bigger).

My office has just tons of pictures of him all around so if I'm missing him, I can look around and I smile and feel that much better.

Monday, January 07, 2008

3:15 is always such a happy time

Because it means I leave work in 15 minutes and pick Carson up from care. He's always so happy to see me and kisses me constantly from when I leave the front door until I strap him into his car seat. Seriously. I'm not even exagerating. I normally ask him for the first one and then he just keeps going. Who wouldn't love that?

I've heard (again from my wonderful friends and family who already have kids) that at some point they may not want to leave daycare. They'll be having such a good time with their friends that they won't want to leave. They've warned me not to take it personally and I won't.

Have I mentioned that I love having so many people who have already gone through what I have? I take advice and suggestions whereever they feel they can offer them, I love hearing war stories and how they've dealt with certain situations. I find sometimes when I try to offer the same help, I've gotten "Oh, my child won't do that." or "Oh, I won't feel that way." or "That's not going to be a problem for us". In a way that makes me feel stupid for bringing it up in the first place.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy Birthday Sofia!

We just got back from Sofia's 1st birthday party, and we had a great time.

Look at his red cheeks! Teething? Maybe.

It's really fun to have a cousin for Carson who's the same age. There is exactly 5 weeks difference between the two. When we were both pregnant, Jeff and Sean would always joke about how we'd be racing them when they started to crawl and then walk (Jeff and Sean are racing, betting, competing... but in a fun way. Same with Jan) but now that the kids are here, we don't at all. Sofia started walking on Christmas Day (SO cute!) but now she seems content to have someone holding her hands again. They are so alike and yet so different at the same time.

He was super happy at the party, just doing his own thing and being so proud when he puts the puzzle pieces in the right spot. together, the blocks on the right stand, the circles on top of each other, stacking the cups. His motorskills are improving like mad! Each day I'm shocked to see what he's doing. His favourite thing is to put the letter in the magnet holder and then he presses the letter to hear the song. He turns and looks at you with these wide eyes and his new top mouth smile. You just want to bite him.

I love how he's not all shy around new people. Sure when we walk right into a place he'll snuggle into either Jeff or I, but after a bit, he's going around and visiting everyone, showing them whatever he's found and smiling, talking, giving kisses and showing off his tricks. I know alot of it is just him, it's in his genes. But I'd like to think that Jeff and I have done well too, but always having him around new and different people, letting him stay over at Grandma's and Auntie Carrie's, so he isn't 100% dependant on us. Now I know there will be some eye rolling and thinking - but it's your kid, he should be completely dependant on you. But I want him to grow up being comfortable around people and not shy and awkward. And so far he's doing great! He still favours us over anyone else and he isn't great if someone else besides the top 6 (you know who you are) is holding him, but if he's on his own, he'll be quite happy to spend time with anyone.

He's been waking up at 4 (yes, 4) but to just sit and babble in his bed. I heard him Thursday night and Carrie heard him do it last night (Carson had a sleepover!), and at some point he falls back asleep (not sure how long he's awake cause I think I fall back asleep before he does) but he's now so tired during the day. Not at all cranky, just yawny, dopey eyed and we had to put him to bed half an hour early today for his nap cause he was so tired! He's normally sleeping 7 till 7 with a two hour nap from 12-2. The past two days though, 3 hour naps.

Carson also loves playing in his crib. Like he crawls to it, points to it and wants in. So we put him in (still not sure whether it's a good idea to let him play in it... will he at some point confuse it with a play area instead of a sleep area?) But it's darn funny. See for yourself. Errr, I was going to post a video but for some reason the sound is all off. I'll do it again and then post it.

Tomorrow we are off to Kate and LJ's for brunch, and he'll probably take his afternoon nap there. I love that we've put him in a playpen since he was little, that's how he's always slept at Grandma and Nono's and when we went East AND West... and now at daycare. He has no problem taking a nap there! 90% of the time we keep him at home for his nap, but it takes a while to get to Kate and LJ's and we want to visit longer than an hour. I think next week will finally be our first week back to normal post holiday.. and between you and I, I'm quite excited!

Friday, January 04, 2008

No goodbye kisses

This morning was the first morning that Carson wasn't up in time for me to see him before I left for work. I normally get tons of snuggles (have I mentioned he's a serious momma's boy?) and tons of kisses in the morning and a big wave before I leave (or at least he puts his plate on his head when I say bye)... I didn't know how much I needed that time with him in the morning until now, when I didn't get it.

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Ok, I don't have any other children, but I thought the next "step" (no pun intended) after crawling was walking. On your feet. But, Carson has found a middle ground, walking on his knees!

Carrie coined it perfectly and said that Carson was just being true to the theory of evolution and walking on his knees before standing completely upright to walk. She also mentioned it made sense becuase both Jeff and I are afraid of heights :)

So no, to everyone who asks, he is not walking yet. When other moms were asked if their 1 year old sons were walking and they responded "no" and said "but that's OK, he'll walk when he wants to" I always thought to myself - they are just saying that to make themselves feel better. But that was before I was a mom. Now I hear myself saying "I AM OK with the fact that he's not walking... it's busy enough without chasing him around on foot!"

I have to get it on video, it's quite funny.