Monday, October 19, 2009

Annnnd.... He's off!!!

Carter turned a year old on October 12. It's hard to believe. This has been one seriously stressful year. Lil man went through some serious struggles with his weight gain, we've had job losses, moved.... twice, bought a house, started new jobs, and so much more. It's hard to look back at all the rough stuff we've been through as a family this year, but we made it. And we didn't kill the boy. Or each other. We made it. We've got a beautiful, healthy, and hilarious little boy and just could not ask for more. It's been amazing to see how much Carter is growing and learning. He has been saying so much. He says eat, nana for banana, more, momma, dada, hi, bye, guh for Gizzy..... he waves, he blows kisses, he plays peak-a-boo like it's going out of style. Ask him to point to his eyes, feet, toes, fingers, hands, and head and he has it down! As a mother I was worrying about him not walking. As a person working in the early intervention program with children 3 and under with developmental delays, I was really worrying. And, really, there was no reason for me to worry. He wasn't behind, and there were no red flags. I guess it was just my over-expectations for my child, and my nagging husband in my head saying "When is he going to walk? Why is he still army crawling?" I should've known better. The day after his 1st birthday the little man took three steps by himself. The day after it was 10 steps. The day after that he's doing nothing but walk all over the place. It's like, "Don't worry guys... I got this!" He's walking like a champ! He's so funny though! He keeps his arms straight out in front of him and he looks like Frankenstien walking! Hilarious!
We had his Barnyard Birthday Bash this past weekend and everything went sooooo well. It was definitely crazy and we had to put our guests to work in getting tables up (sooooo bad!!) because we were so behind, but nobody cared and it seemed that everyone had a good time. Little man did so good and tore into his cupcake! I can't wait to share the pics with you! I'm gathering a lot from other people so I'll probably have several posts with pics as they come in. Thanks for checking on us! Love you very much!