personality is becoming more and more prevalent. Everyday we are
learning something new about our little man. He is a very happy
content boy. Likes everyone, laughs all the time, and is generally
in good spirits. He appears to be a bit of a joker and has a good
sense of humour. He loves watching TV and Jazzy and Joey play
fight, blowing bubbles, hanging in the jolly jumper, baths, and
babbling to anyone that will listen. He really is a pleasure to
be around. And I am not just saying this cause I am his mom.
One Year Old
One day after Carson's first birthday, he pulled
himself up and was found standing while holding on to the sofa.
Now that Carson is able to stand, those magical first steps toward
independence is just around the corner and means a lot more exercise
First Time Standing
November 5, 2007 - Carson used Uncle Mike's big tummy
to help him stand up by himself for the first time.
October 31, 2007 - Since Carson's nickname is pumpkin
we thought it was appropriate to have him dress as one for his
October 27, 2007 - Carson started crawling at Grandpa
John's today. He still partially crawls and partially slithers,
but he can definitely get anywhere he wants.
Our little man’s personality is really emerging
now. He is still very social; giving big smiles to everyone
he meets. Finally, after months of only two teeth, Carson suddenly
has three more teeth, with several more ready to emerge any
Now that he's only one month shy of his first
birthday, for the most part Carson is no longer that helpless
infant who couldn't do anything without us. He still needs plenty
of care and support, but his growing independence is becoming
more and more evident. He is able to wave goodbye and clap when
you ask him to, he’ll take steps when held in a walking
position and he’ll hold out his arm or leg to help you
dress him. Recently, Carson has wrestled with bouts of separation
anxiety when we leave the room or when an unfamiliar person
is holding him. This is unusual for our little social butterfly.
Hopefully, he will get over this fear, rather quickly.
Carson understands simple instructions such as “give me”
or “can I have”, which he will then give the object
to you. He is also pretty good at choosing to ignore us when we
First Swing Ride
October 14, 2007 - Carson went on his
first Swing Ride. He absolutely loved it!
October 2, 2007 - Carson had his first audition for a
September 24, 2007 - Carson started flicking people and
Carson has developed a mind of his own, which
is easily noticed when he protests. Our little man sure has
a set of lungs, which he likes to use! Besides mastering his
lungs, he is also mastering his fine motor skills, such as picking
up small and big items and flicking people in the nose.
Carson began crawling as soon as he was put on Grandpa John’s
carpet. It is apparent that having laminate floors was a determent
to his crawling progress. Carson has had the opportunity to engage
in playing alongside another child and seems to really like it.
He still likes his jolly jumper and saucer, which he goes wild
on. We are hoping that this means he will love going on rides.
August 29, 2007 - We took Carson swimming in a pool for
the first time. He loved it!
See Pictures of Camping
August 26 to August 31, 2007 - We met up with Auntie
Sandy, Uncle Greg, and Cousin Miles for Carson's first camping
trip. Our good friends Cory and Logan were also with us. We had
lots of fun!
Pictures of Camping Trip
Carson is still the most sociable creature around.
Always smiling and babbling. His babble occasionally sounds like
a sentence when he puts together two or three syllables. His tone
of speech varies too from shouting to mumbling. Our increasingly
assertive baby is starting to be able to make his needs and wants
known. For the most part, we are very lucky as he only fusses
when he is hungry or tired, otherwise he is still a very happy
content boy. We were right! Carson went swimming for the first
time and he loved it! Tired and all, he just perked right up when
he was put in the pool. He is getting extra picky about what he
eats, which is new as we had him eating fruits and vegetables.
Our poor little man still only has two teeth, which we are brushing
August 5, 2007 - Carson wore a tuxedo for his very first
time. He looked just like a gentlemen!
Pictures of First
Time in Tuxedo
Wow! Our little man is growing so fast. He is now sitting unsupported
for long periods of time. He still has his bum up....way up in
the air and is rocking back and forth, but has yet to figure out
how to crawl. So for now he is still rolling and slithering across
a room. The only difference is he is moving rather quickly. He
still only has his two front bottom teeth. The others look like
they are about to come in, but have not. Bedtime has started to
become distressing for Carson because it separeates him from mom,
dad, Jazzy and Joey. Once he falls asleep though, he is usually
out for the night. Jazzy has started sleeping under Carson's crib.
We think it's funny, cause he will crawl under the crib himself,
but barks when he wants out. Carson has had two opportunities
to wear his tuxedo so far. He wore it to his Uncle Alan and Auntie
Rochelle's Wedding and again to his second cousin Charles and
Eight Months - Carson is now sitting up unsupported for
long periods of time.
With Carson's bum always up in the air, it's only a matter
of time before he figures out how to crawl. In the meantime,
his method of locomotion is slithering on his stomach or rolling
across the room. He can now support some of his weight on his
legs and he loves to bounce in his jolly jumper and exer-saucer.
He can sit unsupported for a short time before he topples over.
When Carson babbles and vocalizes, he sounds as if he's making
sense now because he uses different sounds and tones. He difinitely
is not shy but rather a chatterbox. He is now eating solid vegetables,
meats, and fruits in the very cool high-chair grandma &
grandpa T bought him.
Carson is now cutting teeth. His two bottoms have come through
and the top ones are almost there. I guess this explains why
he has suddenly stopped blowing bubbles. This is a good thing
as feeding solids to a baby that insists on blowing bubbles
is quite messy. He is eating rice and other grain cereals 3
times a day now, although he still prefers his bottle, (hopefully,
this is not a sign of his later years. (LOL)). Soon we will
be moving up to vegetables and fruits and maybe this will be
more appealing to him. He is finally sleeping through the night
on a fairly consistent basis.
Father's Day - Carson bought
his father a really nice Bulova Watch for his first Father's
June 17, 2007 - Carson had his
first taste of vegetables....GREEN BEANS....and he seems to
really like it!
June 10, 2007 - Today Grandma noticed that Carson has
two bottom front teeth! The top ones are very close to coming
First Night's Sleep
June 5, 2007 - Wow, I can't believe it. Carson finally
slept through the night without waking up. We put him down at
8:30 pm. When I woke up at 5:25 am, I realized he had not woken
up the entire night. I asked Shane to go check on him. Of course,
for a moment you think the worst. But our little man was completely
content..sleeping away. He slept till just after 7:00 am. Hopefully,
we will have many more nights like this and SOON.
May 29, 2007 - Carson had his 6
month shots today. What a tough boy we have. Once again, no crying,
just a startled look when the needles went in.
May 17, 2007 - Carson had his first sleep over today. He
spent the night at Grandma & Grandpa's house so that Mom and
Dad can have their first all night date night. Grandma says he
slept well and was well behaved. I don't think there is anything
that Carson can do that would make Grandma say he was bad.
Carson has the cutest giggle. His entire face lights
up when he laughs. And he's beginning to get the joke —
he'll laugh at funny expressions and try to make us laugh, too.
He has started playing little games such as dropping objects just
to watch us pick them up or to see how and where they will fall.
He also has a fake cry that if you call him on it....he will start
to laugh. Carson is now using both his hands to play and transfer
objects with. He has an interest in the foods we are eating, but
still has one more month before we give him solids. His awareness
of his name is amusing as he will turn his head when you are talking
about him to others. Carson is now rolling over from his back
to his stomach on a regular basis. He still hasn't grasped rolling
from his stomach to his back yet. We still have to wake up twice
a night to give him feedings or put his soother (suckie) in his
Mother's Day - Carson bought his
mother a really nice diamond heart necklace for her first Mother's
Carson now laughs, giggles, and smiles with funny
faces and lots of general silliness. He enjoys hearing a variety
of sounds and we don't need special toys or instruments to provide
them. We simply click our tongue, whistle, or make animal noises
— Carson loves it! His father has taught him to blow bubbles;
so now our beautiful baby boy is quite fond of doing this one
action over and over again. It's quite funny and most people that
have experienced Carson's bubbles have never seen a baby do this
Carson is still a big FLIRT. He greets everyone
with big sexy smiles especially when they look him straight in
the eye and coo or talk to him. He's looking at everything with
curiosity, even his own reflection. He enjoys batting at objects
and bouncing in his exer-saucer or jolly jumper.
January 29, 2007 - Carson took his first plane ride to
Las Vegas. We met up with Grandma and Grandpa, who spoiled Carson
rotten with lots of hugs and kisses. He also had the opportunity
to meet Aunt Laura and Uncle Fern. Plus he had lots of time to
bond with my good friend, Lisa, who we call his "girlfriend"
since he kept giving her sexy looks. I tried telling him that
if he insisted in having a girlfriend 40 years his senior, at
least pick a sugar momma so that Dad and Mom can retire. He didn't
listen. I guess this is the start of a trend that will continue
throughout his lifetime. Not Listening.
What a lucky little boy Carson is. He is only two
months old and he has a passport, which we used for the first
time. Carson and Mom went to Las Vegas with Auntie Lisa to meet
up with Grandma and Grandpa. He was an angel on the airplane and
at the airport. Besides spending lots of time with Grandma and
Grandpa, who spoil him, he also met and spent time with his Aunt
Laura and Uncle Fern.
He has become an expert at "smile talk".
He sends sexy smiles your way and then bashfully turns away when
you notice him. Since he kept sending Lisa "sexy smiles"
we now call her "his girlfriend". I tried explaining
to Carson, that Lisa is too old for him and if he insisted on
a girlfriend 40 years his senior, try to get a sugar momma so
that Mom and Dad can retire. He didn't listen. I guess this is
the beginning of a trend that will continue throughout his lifetime.
January 15, 2007 - Carson had his first shots today.
He was such a brave little boy. He cried only for a few minutes
then he was his happy content self again. He had no adverse effects.
January 7, 2007 - Carson giggled for me today. It was
the coolest thing to hear!
January 2, 2007 - Carson took his first big boy bath
in the Jacuzzi tub with Dad. He absolutely loves splashing around
in the water. This is a good thing, as his dad is a fish and needs
someone to swim with him.
First Time Rolling Over
December 31, 2006 - Carson rolled
over from his stomach to his back, twice today!
Carson is having big boy baths in the Jacuzzi tub
with his dad now. He loves splashing and kicking. Dad thinks it's
great that his son loves the water as now he has someone to swim
with when Carson gets a bit older. He is very alert; spending
many of his waking hours watching what goes on around him. One
of his favourite fascinations is playing and staring at his hands
for hours a day. He's even flashed his first genuine smile, a
momentous event for us.
Carson's sleep patterns are still way out of
whack. He was a night owl when he was in my tummy, becoming active
at 11pm and again at around 3am. This is still his sleeping pattern.
It's a good thing that his dad has taken time off work (5 months)
to help me with and to enjoy Carson. He is sleeping in his bassinet
next to our bed so we can attend to him without having to get
out of bed. To our amazement, Jazzy and Joey's barking doesn't
even faze him. He obviously heard it enough times when he was
in my tummy that it is normal chaos for him. Right from the beginning,
the dogs and Carson bonded. Jazzy likes to cuddle with him and
Joey kisses his head and checks up on him. Carson was born with
a strong neck. He is able to lift his head briefly and turn it
from side to side when lying on his stomach.
Welcome to Carson's website. He is turning into
a little person so quickly these days. We thought this website
would be a great way to share all of his many milestones with
you so you can be a part of his life and share in our joy. Please
take a look through our Journals, his Baby's First and Growth
Chart page to get up-to-date with his many accomplishments. We're
so proud of our little young man.
We will be updating this website often, so make
sure to come back to see the latest addition to Carson's first
website. We will do our best to add photos on a regular basis
so you won't have to wait a lifetime to see his newest expression.
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