Saturday, April 26, 2008

Now I get it...

I just love the way Carson sleeps. I think it is so cute. Most of the time he is sleeping with both hands above his head. He has to be perfectly comfortable too and sometimes it make take 3 or 4 minutes for him to wiggle around and find the perfect position. I'm thinking to myself, where did he learn this behavior. Well this morning it all came together. I fed Carson and then went and put him on my bed next to Chill. I was ready to be up for the day, but obviously the boys weren't. (It might have something to do with the fact that Chill was up until 5:00 a.m. Don't ask. He thinks he needs to stay up late on the weekends because he can) Anyway I walked in a while later and this is what I saw...



IT ALL MAKES PERFECT SENSE!!!

THIS PAST WEEK: This is for you Nat!

Okay so I got a little crap from my sister Nat for not posting this week. I did make a promise to her when she went back home to Arizona that I would post pictures of Carson often. Well I have already broken my promise. I just feel so much pressure when it comes to the blog so in rebellion I don't blog! No not really, I've just been busy. I use that excuse a lot! Anyway I thought I'd give an update of this past week. I has been very eventful. I'm starting all the way back with Sunday.


Sunday: Chill stayed up with Carson on Saturday night. He didn't go to bed to 4:00 a.m. I'm not sure what the deal was, but he wanted to be up and awake. Sunday morning Chill and I decided he'd stay home with Carson and I could get out for an hour and go to Sacrament meeting and that is what I did. It was nice to be back at church. After church we just hung out and watched some basketball. I think Chill has the whole fatherhood thing down. Check him out. He can watch the game, relax, and hold Carson all at the same time.



Monday: Not a real eventful day. Carson and I hung out at the house as usual and Chill went to work. When he got home he read to Carson, we ate dinner, and watched the Jazz Game.





Tuesday: Happy Birthday. Today was a big day for Carson and I. It was my birthday and so I decided along with my mom and my sister that I needed to get out and do some shopping. I made sure to get up early and get ready so that I could feed Carson right before we left in hopes that he would sleep the entire time at the mall. Things started off great. Carson only woke up once in the night and we were able to get out of bed at 7:00 a.m. My mom came and got me at 10:00 a.m. It took a while to get out the door because I was still feeding Carson. I swear all he does is eat. He has to be over 10 lbs by now. Out the door we went and things were going as planned until we stopped the car at the mall. That is when the crying began. Luckily we went into Nordstrom first so we headed to the ladies room. They have a nice couch there so that is where we hung out for the next 30 minutes or so while I fed Carson some more. I finally fell asleep and off we went. As long as we kept the stroller moving, Carson stayed asleep. When we were walking out of the last store he woke up and was starving. Back to the Nordstrom couch we went. We warmed up his bottle, changed his diaper and life was good again. We ended the shopping trip by going to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. What a fun day and Carson was such a trooper. The day didn't end here. After a few hours at home, we were off again to pick up Chill and meet up with our friends at Red Robin. It was a lot of fun. I think by the end of the day Carson was fed up. I think I may have over done it with him.



Wednesday: Welcome to Motherhood. Well I thought things were going to go smoothly today. Boy was I wrong. I had to run into work for an interview with someone from Headquarters. I had worked it out to have Mindi watch Carson while I went to work. As I was getting ready to pack Carson up I tripped over the couch and fell with Carson in my arms. Luckily we hit the couch on the way down, but I couldn't believe I had fallen practically on top of Carson. I was so worried I had hurt him. After examining him and making sure everything was working properly, we headed to mom and dads. When I got there I heard Mindi cough when I walked in the door. She had a COLD! I decided I couldn't leave him there and that I would just take him with me to the interview. He was pretty tired and I thought for sure he'd fall asleep on the way to work. I fed him and hurried and changed his diaper. Well durning the diaper changed he peed everywhere. I had to hurry and change his clothes because they were all wet. I fed him a little more and while he was eating he filled his pants. Little did I know, he had a major blow out. When I went to change him I noticed it was all up his back. Once again I undressed him and realized I didn't have any other clothes for him. I had min throw his peed on onesie in the dryer and luckily his pants were still clean. He was mismatched but I didn't have a choice. So I got him all cleaned up, changed, packed in the car and off we went. When I stopped the car the crying began. I went into work and I could tell it was not going to be good. I found where I was supposed to be and before the interview even started, he was screaming. I had to pull him out of his carseat and expose his mismatched clothing. Oh it was awful. I tried to feed him a bottle, give him is binki, burp him, rock him, all while trying to answer questions. Needless to say the interview didn't last long and the lady was very sweet about everything. She finally said, "I think I better let you go." I think it was a good idea because we weren't accomplishing much. So once again I packed him up, loaded him in the car, and back home we went. He was so upset on the way home but boy was I glad to be home. I just felt that I needed to be overly good to him the rest of the day because I had put him through so much. Once again I think I over did it with him. This is him after I finally got him to go to sleep. Poor little dude. I just had to laugh and think to myself...Welcome to motherhood!



Thursday: I don't have any pictures from today. I could tell from the minute Carson woke up it was going to be a rough day. He was really fussy and just wanted to be nursing constantly. I let him too because I was hoping he'd get good and full and really tired because I was meeting up with my mother in law Claudia for lunch. I wanted him to just sleep through lunch because I knew if he was awake he'd be crying. Carson woke up around 7 and didn't sleep all morning long. Once again the crying begain when I put him in his carseat. I figured since we had a long drive he would or sure be asleep. When I got to Gardner Village, he was not asleep. I knew he was tired so I thought I'd just leave him in his seat and rock him. I met up with Claudia, Grandma Molly, Lynda, Keelee, and Brooke. Things were good for the first few minutes and then the crying began. He cried and cried and cried. He did stop for a few minutes but for the most part he cried. I finally decided to get up and walk around with him and that seemed to help. Thanks to Keelee she came and took him so that I could eat my lunch. It was fun being with everyone and they were all very understanding of my crying baby. I headed right home after and once again felt I had over done it with him and decided we better stay home as much as possible for the next few weeks. He just does much better at home. He finally fell asleep around 3:15 but he had been awake all day long!

Friday: It seemed like this day might be rough too. Carson was spitting up every time I fed him. I could tell it was going to be a day of "nurse and spit up" and it was. I just feel so bad when he spits up so much. For the most part he was okay but just really fussy. I was worried becasue we were heading out to my parents to celebrate my birthday with everyone. We were going to go out to dinner but I decided it would be better on everyone if we just had take out. When I packed Carson up in the carseat...you can guess, the screaming and crying began. He was doing the fully on crying were he can't catch his breath and of course I hit EVERY read light on the way to pick up Chill. When we picked Chill up I hopped in the back seat so I could calm him down. Poor guy was bright read and his eyes were all swollen from crying. Once again I felt like a bad mother for dragging him around. We got out to my parents and I was able to feed him and he was great the rest of the night. We got Cafe Rio and opened presents. Thanks everyone for the nice gifts. We had a great night!





And there you have it. My crazy busy week. Now that should do it for the next month. Ha Ha! I'll try and be a little better next week but I'm not promising anything.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

GO JAZZ!!

Well yesterday we had a pretty lazy day, which is pretty typical for me. It was nice having Chill home all day. It was such a nice day outside that I decided we needed to get out for a little bit so I convinced Chill to take a little trip to Costco. It was crazy how many people were there, but I didn't care, I just needed to get out. The bonus was that it was sample day (I know you all go there on Saturday Sample Day). We had a good time just walking around and taking it easy. Carson was very content just sleeping in the car seat. After we got back we invited a few people over to the house to watch the Jazz game. Steve came over and we ordered pizza which didn't get here until after 9:00 p.m. but boy was it worth the wait. It was tasty. Rick and Lindsey came over after they got done at the temple. It was fun having people over and to top it off, the Jazz played a great game and WON!!! We are looking forward to the game Monday!
So Carson is a pretty happy boy most of the time, but when he gets mad...he gets MAD!!!

Chill trying to watch the game and feed Carson...What a good dad!

Here I am!


Steve just taking it easy watching the Jazz game. He HATES having his picture taken.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Milk...It does a body good!

So it was time for Carson's 2 week appointment today. I was excited to go because I really wanted to see how much weight he had gained. I've been so worried that Carson isn't getting enough to eat and it's pretty much impossible to know how much he is getting when I'm breastfeeding. Anyway the good news is...He has gained weight. He weighs 9 lbs. 8 oz. and is 22 inches long. I was so happy. Yes he is a big boy already. It's great. The pediatrician said I should be proud because it's because of me that he is growing and gaining weight. I was like...Heck yes I'm proud! Ha Ha. He also said that it is obvious that Carson got his good looks from his dad because I still have my good looks. He is a funny guy. Chill was able to do a rotation a few months ago with our pediatrician and so he knows Chill and is always making jokes about him. Well after the appointment I went out to my parents house to hang out for a bit and then it was off to the salon to get my hair cut and colored. My mom watched Carson for me so that I could have a little time to myself. Min said she would cut and color my hair for my birthday. Birthday, what birthday. I can't believe my birthday is on Tuesday. It just came so fast. I'm going to be 25 and I am not sure how I feel about that. It makes me feel OLD! Well I had a great time at the salon. It was just what I needed. I got my hair colored and cut and Min also waxed my brows. It was just so nice to be pampered a little. I enjoyed my time away from Carson, but I was ready to get back to him when I was done. Thanks Mom and Min, you guys are the best!

So I know my hair doesn't look much different from this point of view, but the back has some really cute layers. I should have taken a picture of the back, but I didn't. Yes my eyes are very bloodshot, but hey, it's all good.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A Few Hours of Sleep!

Well last night Carson was really fussy. Chill and I took turns holding him, rocking him, walking around with him, etc. He tends to go to be REALLY late like between 11 p.m and 1 a.m. Then when I feed him in the middle of the night, he is up for a least a good hour and a half, and sometimes two. He really has his nights and days mixed up. He sleeps so well during the day and I am always having to wake him up to feed him. Chill and I have both been exhausted to say the least. Well last night I fed him at about 10 p.m. and he finally fell asleep just after 11. I kept watching the clock and checking on Carson and he was sound asleep. Well he slept until 5:00 a.m. Now I know this is probably not going to happen again anytime soon, but it was just what I needed. I got a few extra hours of sleep and I felt great this morning. Here are some more pictures from this past week.




I know these pictures are not the best of him, but I wanted to get some with his eyes open. He doesn't love getting his picture taken yet, but I'm sure with time it will come. I didn't use the flash so they didn't turn out that well, but at least you can see his eyes.
Okay so everytime Chill has a break from school he grows a beard. I am always asking "why the beard?" and he is always coming up with an excuse as to why he needs to grow it. Well his excuse this time is that he is using it to comb Carsons hair! That is probably the best excuse he has ever given!

So we had to take Carson to the Dr. last week so I got him all dressed and ready to go. A few minutes later Chill comes out in a shirt that matches Carson's and says he is always going to dress like him. I guess I better start buying matching things. Ha Ha!


So this is how Carson sleeps most of the time. He loves having his hands out of the blanket and over his head. He absolutely HATES to be swaddled. I still try and he just wiggles right out.


Another cute picture of him sleeping. As you all know that is pretty much all these little ones do so it's hard to get any other pictures of him.

Monday, April 7, 2008

A Week Old Already.

Man this week has flown by! I can't believe our little guy is already a week old. This week has been a little crazy for us, but I am happy to say that the house is coming together. We got our carpet in on Friday so we were able to move our bed back into our bedroom and sleep in there. It was a little rough sleeping in the front room with our bed and Carson's bed all squished together not to mention everything else from our room, but we survived! Our house is still a little messy, but we are working on it. Chill has been working to get Carson's nursery put together. His dad has also been over helping him work on the never ending bathroom project. I really do think that it is almost done. There is running water coming from the tap. I think that is a good sign. Chill's mom came over and helped to organize things and to clean up the house a bit. My mom came over and cleaned our bathroom while my sisters hung out with me and Carson. Lexi my niece helped Chill put together some of the baby furniture. We have such great families and they have all been wonderful to us!!! Carson is a little jaundice so we have been dealing with that. We had to go in for a test on Wednesday and we are going to take him in tomorrow because he is still looking a little yellow. I tell you being a mom is a lot of work. I had no idea what I was in for. It's hard, but Carson is worth ever minute. I'm just wondering if I'll ever be able to leave the house. It seems like Carson always wants to eat. Feeding him is very time consuming, but I'm sure we'll get the hang of it eventually. It has been so nice having Chill home. I am dreading next Monday because that is when his next rotation starts. He has been so helpful and very involved in taking care of Carson. It has been so fun to watch him. He is GREAT with Carson! He also gets up in the night and just sits with me when Carson is awake. He has his nights and days really mixed up so we spend a lot of our nights trying to get him back to sleep. We are exhausted but we are surviving. Oh yes and I need to thank my sisters for keeping my blog updated while I have been busy trying to figure everything out. It was so nice that they were able to update it in the hospital. They did a great job! Thanks girls! Well here are a few pictures of this past week.
Lexi helping uncle Chillin put Carson's changing table together
Carson sitting in the sunlight. I'm don't think he loves it, but we have to do it!

Another picture of Carson in the sun. Poor little dude!


Isn't he just sweet?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Going Home

Stef, Chill and Carson were able to go home tonight. Unfortunately their house is still completely torn apart. The three of them settled in to their living room which has been temporarily converted to a bedroom and are anxiously waiting for Saturday when the carpet layers will come and transform their home. When the carpet is in and the furniture is back in place, they will be so ready to welcome all the visitors eager to meet the very handsome Carson Wilcox in person.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Day Two!

After a long night and day of watching and looking at Peanut, Stef and Chill think they have decided on the name
CARSON RYAN WILCOX

So without further ado, new pictures of Carson Ryan Wilcox.....

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