Wednesday, January 26, 2011

7 months :)

--This one is for Kamala :) --

Carson is now 7 months old. I can't believe how FAST time is flying by :( At the rate I'm going my next post will be his 1st birthday! lol.


~LOVES to EAT. He will eat anything you put close to his mouth.

~zooms all over in his walker. He has fun chases the dogs around Jeff's parent's house!

~has the best LaUgH! It's the best when Dad tickles him, he gets to the point of laughing so hard his face turns red and he can't breathe.

~rolls all over now.

~will be crawling by this weekend (at least that's my guess). And He will be fast. He already is on all fours and can shuffle forward a few inches before falling. He is struggling to move his arms and the same time as his legs.... but don't worry, he is CLOSE to figuring it all out.

~walks if you hold his hands. Sometimes he his pretty speedy.

~makes LOTS of noise.

~does a lot of spitting with his lips/tongue

~really liked his first taste of chocolate. Dad thought he earned a special treat a few Sundays back. He gave him a giant hershey bar to try and he LOVED it. He was a little unsure at first but soon had a death grip and wouldn't let go. He sat in his highchair for 45minutes just laughing, talking and spitting... it was quite comical. Sugar high maybe? ;) (don't worry, he didn't eat very much of it) *pictures soon*
~really happy when he wakes up :)
~is starting to get excited to see me when I get home from work :) *smile*

We love this little guy so much! He has brought a lot of joy and happiness... along with many sleepless nights of course... but they are worth it!

I promise pictures are coming! Our office is under reconstruction at the moment so our house is a little chaotic. I will update on our lives soon too. *PROMISE*

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This post is for Michelle :)

I know I know - SHOCKER! I have won the worst blogger of the year award! :(

Here are some pictures of Carson. The young looking ones are when he was 1 week old. He is now 6 months and SOOOO much fun! He is rolling, sitting, has eaten cereal, green beans, carrots, and peas, He is also trying REALLY hard to walk. He loves his walker which allows him to zoom all over the kitchen. He can now move the trash cans around and he tends to empty the boxes of the recycle... It's a good thing his is cute while he does it :) We love him!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Happy Holidays!!

Since we have a new addition this year I can't wait to send out Holiday cards of our family! I have been trying to get family pictures done for a while. Jeff’s Dad has an awesome camera so we have been asking him to take them. Just seems like every time we plan on it something comes up. We finally had some taken last Sunday so I am hoping we got some cute ones. I have been looking everywhere for cute picture cards. Finally I found these Christmas Cards. They are SOOOOO cute! I can’t wait to order my cards. The only problem I am going to have is decided on which ONE design to get. They have over 800! How do they expect me to pick just ONE??

My favorites are...

And even better... they are giving away 50 FREE holiday cards to bloggers! Go here to enter! But hurry it ends tomorrow!!!
While looking around their website I found lots of other picture items that would make GREAT Christmas present. I like these awesome photo calendars. I think I may be ordering one of these for both my parents and my in laws. Full of pictures of their grandkids! :)

Or how about these awesome photo mugs or mouse pads.

Based on reviews from fellow bloggers, they ALL say shutterfly is AMAZING quality! I can’t wait to get ordering!

I will definitely be ordering from Shutterfly in the future. They are my new favorite :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Our Little Guy!

Carson Michael Yates

Birth Day: June 19, 2010

Time: 12:36pm

Weight: 7.77lbs

Length: 21 inches

Absolutely perfect!

And yes we are a little biased - he is the cutest baby in the world :)

Everyone is doing great! The delivery went really well! I will post more later and I promise there will be more pictures!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Almost done!

I know I know, I just can't get into a habit about this blogging thing! I have become a really good blog stalker, but I just can't seem to become a good blogger :(
I have been meaning to post for a while but I couldn't find the camera! So, instead of waiting any longer, I will post without pictures. Sad, I know.
Well I am currently 39 weeks along in the pregnancy! Monday is the due date, but at the rate we are going, I'm sure it will come and go :( I have been spending my last 3 weekends, walking (while shopping of course) and walking and swimming - but as of my appointment last Friday I was still only dilated to 1cm. I'm having lots of braxton hicks contractions but nothing that is painful so I will be curious to see if anything has changed at my appointment coming up this week. My doctor said he won't let me go passed 41 weeks but I will probably try and get him to schedule an induction for the middle of next week. As much as I want to go into labor naturally ... this baby is getting too big too fast haha!
So far I'm still feeling pretty good. Other than the aches and pains and lack of sleep. But I suppose that is to be expected at this point. Friday will be my official last day at work. :) Yippee! That will probably make this baby coming more of a reality!
On another note, we are official homeowners :) We officially closed on April 30th! With the help of Jeff's parents and Brittany & William, we installed fans, blinds and scrubbed baseboards, bathrooms and the kitchen. It was a long night.
The following day (Saturday May 1st) we moved all of our stuff to the garage and unpacked the kitchen. Jeff cleaned the carpets around noon so that put everything on hold until Monday. That was also a long day. It probably didn't help that I was 8 months pregnant. I definitely don't recommend moving that late in the pregnancy. I felt useless for the most part and it's taken a long time to get a handle on everything. I'm just exhausted these days - although, working full time probably doesn't help.
On Monday Jeff and his mom and cousins moved furniture into the house. I believe our first official night there was Tuesday :) It's been wonderful having our own place again! Although it was really weird not seeing my parents everyday and not having people to talk to.
Being homeowners definitely comes with it own set of responsibilities - and bills *sigh* - but we love it :) It's been fun to set up the nursery! The baby's room has more furniture than any other room haha. His rooms looks so nice and cozy. I can't wait to rock our little guy to sleep.
Ahhh, I feel better now :) At least I can say my blog is caught up! I promise to not wait so long to post again. You will definitely receive pictures of the little guy shortly after he is born and eventually the latest belly picture and some of the house!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

72 Hour Kits (or more like 500 hour kits)

These are the "72 hr" kits my husband has graciously put together for us over the past year. These have got to be the most high tech/detailed emergency kits on the planet...too bad mine weighs more than I do! He wont tell me how much they costed, but I'm pretty sure I could have gotten a decent car for the same price! I have been assured we could easily live for a month on these packs and the only thing we would be missing is the kitchen sink. If you want to know about emergency preparedness hes the guy to talk to! (I would post a list of what is in them but my fingers will fall off before I finish typing.)

These pictures are obviously "pre-pregnancy" - I'm currently 30 weeks and we are having a boy :) But I will post more on that later!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby Yates

Well, Baby Yates is on his/her way! I am a total slacker and forgot to inform the blogging world. I actually didn't forget, I'm just never on the computer with the pictures.

Test 1

Test 2
Test 3

Expected arrival is June 21st. I'm currently 19 weeks. Here are some belly pictures. I will post the most recent weeks shortly :)

15 Weeks

16 Weeks

17 Weeks

The first couple months were a KILLER! I was extremely uncomfortable all the time. Food never sounded good. I was sick almost everyday at least once. However, I shouldn't complain. I have heard much worse than what I had to put up with and lucky for me it only lasted the first 14 weeks. Since then, I have been a much happier person to live with :)

We have our ultrasound in a week on February 5th. I am getting VERY anxious to find out if we are having a boy or girl. It will makes things so much more real when we see the baby moving around in there!

We can't wait :) and I promise to be better at keeping you posted!