Wednesday, May 27, 2009

5 Months Old!

It seems that I am long over due for a new post. We have been quite busy lately so we have lots to share! As you can see in our photos Carson got his first taste of solids. We weren't really sure what to expect as we prepared Carson's first bowl of oatmeal. I assumed that he would be confused and that it would end up all over his face instead of in his mouth. After feeding him a few bites I was surprised to see him eagerly eating it. Although I was still right about the oatmeal ending up all over his face as well!
Recently my mom, sister and I took Carson to the Meijer Gardens. Carson is enrolled in "Early On" and they held a function at the Gardens. Carson could care less where we went, but we had fun taking him all over in his stroller. Carson is a pretty easy-going little guy. He's perfectly content relaxing in his stroller no matter where we go. My mom likes to always remind me how fortunate I am to have a pleasant baby, she claims she wasn't so lucky with me.

Another first was taking him up North to his grandparent's cottages. He was a very good sport about his not so comfortable looking life jacket! We could hardly stop laughing at him the entire time we were on the boat!

Not much is new as far as his appointments go. Carson will start additional physical therapy at the myelomeningocele clinic at Mary Free Bed so I'm looking forward to hopefully learning more about what were dealing with.

Monday, May 4, 2009

4 Months Old!

For the first time in his life, Carson finally left Grand Rapids and ventured out to Lake Michigan. On Sunday we celebrated Nate's mom's birthday in Grand Haven . Before we left I gathered all the things I could think of that Carson might need; baby things may be small, but boy do they add up! Our car was packed to the brim by the time we left. When we arrived Grand Haven was surprising warm (eliminating the blankets, hat, and sweatshirt I packed for Carson). I doubt Carson ever realized that he was anywhere significant, but we had a lot of fun taking him around to all the sights.

More familiar to Carson of course was his check up again with Dr Foody, his neurologist. We were pleased to hear that Carson's head ultrasound looked great. In fact, Carson won't be back for another head ultrasound until July!

Recently Nate and I got to hear Carson's first baby laughs! It was probably the most adorable thing I've ever seen/heard. Adorable and slightly awkward; think Goofy's laugh but in a baby's voice:) Ever since the first set of laughs we've been trying to get him to do it again. Apparently we're not funny enough; he doesn't laugh often, but he sure gives us lots of smiles so we're thankful for that!

Please keep Carson in your prayers this week. We're visiting his eye doctor again.