Carson 12 months check-up

I still am in disbelief that my baby is already 1 years old. To say the time flew by would be an understatement! Despite Carson having the croup, this past weekend was a blast and we had so much fun throwing him his milk and cookies party! He is such a ham these days, we are constantly laughing at his goofy faces! I feel like he is not a baby anymore, he is starting to become more independent and his personality is larger than life. He is interacting with others and recognizes different family members. Even though this stage comes with some tantrums, I am really enjoying this age that he is at. Watching him learn and explore new things has been so fun! Carson had his 12 month well check this morning and is doing well. He had a steroid shot on Thursday for the croup, so as soon as we walked into the room he started crying. He also got 6 shots today, so he was not a happy camper! Bless his heart!

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Weight: 19.6lbs(7th percentile )

Height: I didn’t catch his height but they did say he was in 49th percentile

Head: 41cm (51 %)
Health: Well up until last week he has been super healthy and never gotten sick. But last week he started getting a runny nose and then a couple days later it turned into the croup with stridor. It is so scary when babies have the croup! I felt so hopeless and hated seeing him so sick!  Thankfully he is on the mend now and almost back to 100%
Nicknames: boogie, Boogie bear, boogie boo, boogie boy(apparently we really like saying the word boogie) and boo boo.

Teething: Carson has 4 teeth, 2 on top and 2 on the bottom. We’ve started brushing his teeth with no toothpaste before bed and he hates it! I plan on starting him on some fluoride free toothpaste soon. I sing a song when I brush his teeth, but he still despises it. He likes to brush his own teeth though.

Clothing: Size 12 months in most things, onesies are 12-18 months, size 4 in shoes.

Eating (milk): drinking about 3 8oz bottles of formula and will be switching to whole milk this week!
Eating (solids): This boy loves to eat! He will eat anything and everything we put in front of him! He loves bananas, oatmeal, avocado, cheerios, cheese, bread, black beans, yogurt, applesauce, and turkey. The only thing he doesn’t seem to care for to much is quinoa, but I think it’s because it has kind of a weird texture to it.
Sleeping: Usually sleeps about 11-12 hours at night. Goes to bed around 7pm and wakes anywhere between 6am-7am. Naps are a struggle, so he usually ends up napping in my arms or in his car seat!
Social: Carson loves waving at people when we are out or telling someone goodbye.  He loves to clap his hands!  He is saying “dada”, “ba- ba” for his bottle,  and will occasionally say “ma-ma” but mostly says “da-da all the time! He also says “vroom vroom” when playing with his cars.
Likes: playing with cars, balls, opening cabinets, reading books, stuffed animals, the shopping cart, bath time, snuggling, loves climbing on stuff, looking at lights (Christmas lights), unrolling the roll of toilet paper(ey-yi-ey), and watching daddy work outside.
Dislikes: getting his diaper changed, getting dressed, his jumper, when we tell him “no”, being hungry.
New this month:

Says “vroom vroom” when he is playing with his cars

Gives high fives

Pointing to body parts (head and eyes)

Claps his hands and puts his hands over his head when we say “how big is carson?”

patty cake

Standing on his own! But not walking yet!

walks around the coffee table


A few fun things we did this year:

Went to the zoo

Went up north and played in the snow

Pumpkin patch

Mama: this was a pretty big month for me and watching my son turn one was hard, but loving all the new things that come with this age! I also secretly love that he only wants mom at certain times! But I know it won’t last long!
Daddy: slowly, becoming more and more of a daddy’s boy! Carson lights up whenever daddy walks through the door! Also, Carson has taken a special interest in cars, so that makes daddy very happy!

We love this boy so much and feel so blessed to have him in our lives. He is such a joy and brings us so much happiness. Carson also has so many  friends and family that smother him with love and kisses! He is one loved dude! Can’t wait to share his “milk and cookies” birthday party soon!


we went to portillos on friday and they gave us a slice of chocolate cake for free since it was his birthday!






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