One Month

I can’t believe Carter is now one month old!

The time has just flown by and he is already so much bigger.

His arms, legs, and tummy are filling out.  He is loosing his crop of hair, though only on his forehead!  It makes for an interesting hairline 😉  He is sleeping a lot less and eating a lot more.  He loves being held, stroller rides, car rides, the rocking chair, and grunting loudly.  He hates bath time, being dressed, and having his diaper changed.  He also seems to be developing a dislike for napping.  Two days this week, he didn’t nap more than a half hour the whole day.  Then he fell asleep at 5:00 and slept the rest of the night, other than waking up to eat.  Today he is napping a bit more, so each day is a bit different and I haven’t settled into a routine with him yet.  I’m not sure at what age that happens . . . .

He was a little more interactive than usual today, so I took these pictures.  Then I tried to push my luck by dressing him in a sweater and the picture session quickly ended.  It is really fun that he is interacting and smiling more!

A couple of days later, I tried a few more shots . . .

In these next shots, he was so sound asleep that I could have changed his diaper, dressed him in a frilly pink dress, ran cold water over him and strapped him to a galloping horse and he wouldn’t have woken up.  It makes for a great time to rearrange him in different poses and he stays that way until I get the shot!




For those of you who have asked for more Carter pictures, hopefully this will tide you over until I get a chance to do a little more photography!  In my last post, I said I would be back shortly with pictures of a quilt, but the quilt will have to wait until the next time!

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61 Responses to One Month

  1. Marji says:

    Just found your blog this week thanks to Pinterest. Have enjoyed reading your posts and seeing all your photos. Congratulations on your new little one. So precious. Wonderful photos of Carter. They do grow so quickly. I’m a grandma now, and have been babysitting a grandson a lot for the last 2 1/2 years. Fun watching him grow and change and learn to do things. (My youngest just turned 22!) So nice to hold a little one again (Soft and huggable!)

  2. snapdragons says:

    What a sweetie, and isn’t it scary how fast they grow? Don’t worry about naps… those will develop slowly and become regular around 4-6 months.

  3. What an absolutely DARLING little boy! Thanks for posting these sweet photos.

  4. A Payne says:

    Loved it! Thanks for sharing.

  5. roadsage1 says:

    I’ll take pictures of the baby over pictures of a quilt any day! He is beautiful!

  6. Joan says:

    Love the pictures! Carter is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Patty F says:

    Oh my goodness!!! What a sweet little angel!!!

  8. Marie says:

    He is so adorable! Time flies by enjoy each moment.

  9. Melissa says:

    What a cutie! Enjoy this time. They grow up sooo sooo fast.

  10. Tracey S. says:

    Who has time to quilt when they have a cutie pie like that laying around? He is soo adorable!!

  11. Laurie in Iowa says:

    Carter is adorable… thanks for sharing the photos with us.

  12. Sandy Evenson-Hagen says:

    Beautiful Baby Boy! Thanks for sharing the pictures!
    Sandy in Northern MN

  13. diane says:

    So precious this sweet little boy is and beautiful to top it off. Brings back memories galore. Honestly he will be 18 before you know it. You’re a great photgrapher mommy!!!!

  14. Jen says:

    Oh my goodness! Such a little angel! My babies NEVER slept like that! All I had to do was breathe and they’d wake! Thanks for sharing!

  15. heartsease57 says:

    He is just beautiful Heather. I, for one, will never get tired of seeing baby pictures. Great photography too. Have fun with him, the quilts will still be there later.

  16. Sue says:

    beautiful photos and a beautiful baby!

  17. Ranch Wife says:

    He’s gorgeous! They grow in the blink of an eye so enjoy every minute. The quilting can wait.

  18. Jandy says:

    Carter is such a beautiful, charming baby boy. Yes, the quilt pictures can definitely wait!!

  19. Susan B says:

    Such a beautiful baby! What a special mom and dad he also has. Good luck on the routine, but it will come before you know it.

  20. Marj says:

    Your baby is just sooo handsome!

  21. Carol says:

    He is absolutely gorgeous!! They do grow quickly….my baby will be 31 on Wednesday :-(.

  22. Jean Ruter says:

    About that reliable schedule, never! Just when you think you have it figured out, it changes, perhaps not quite as often as the diaper! The pictures are great, thanks. What fun.

  23. Brenda says:

    He is beautiful! Enjoy the little fella and don’t worry about quilting now. Babies grow up way too fast!

  24. Mama Dub says:

    Carter is a beautiful baby. I’m sure you are enjoying every single day with him. This is a great time in your life. Savor every moment – they grow up way too quickly. Thanks for sharing your great pictures.

  25. Eiieen says:

    Beautiful little boy you have!

  26. ColleenM says:

    What an adorable little guy. It looks like he knows who’s behind the camera!

  27. Candie says:

    Thanks for sharing Carter with us!

  28. Amy says:

    He is so gorgeous!! Seriously. I could gobble him up.

  29. Leota says:

    What a blessing. I am so very happy for you and Joel. Thanks for sharing.

  30. HopeTN says:

    What a little darling. Beautiful photos.

  31. Jeanne says:

    He sure is growing! Love your pictures. Thanks for sharing Carter.

  32. Estrella says:

    Que guapo es tu bebe se ve sano y fuerte. Bendiones

  33. Ellen Hammond says:

    just precious! I so appreciate you sharing your little boy!

  34. Cathy K. says:

    Such precious pictures and such a precious time ! Enjoy! It sure goes quickly. (Even though there were days when mine were Carter’s age that I thought it would last forever!)

  35. Linda Fieldhouse says:


    Thank you for posting pictures. He is so cute and great smile. Reminds me of my two girls at that age.


    Linda F

  36. Heather says:

    I always enjoy your blog and your creativity! I have enjoyed watching Carter grow! I am a mother of two boys. I found the routine doesn’t really kick in until about the one month time!
    I found this book, “The Sleep Lady, Good Night, Sleep Tight” by Kim West. It was a great resource for getting my little one and me on a routine! I have to say, I love the routine as much as my boys! She has a website too!

    I appreciate you sharing this wonderful time on your family’s life!

  37. Anne Allen says:

    He is perfectly precious! What a blessing.

  38. Jocelyn says:

    Heather, Carter is such a doll. Take lots of pictures, because babies change Soooooo quickly.

  39. carol broughton says:

    He is ADORABLE!! Thanks for making me smile all the way through!

  40. bev says:

    Great photos. Please keep posting them!! He has changed so much since I saw him!

  41. gale says:

    What a cutie!! Bring on more of them-I live vicariously through you since I am done having babies.

  42. Rita says:

    OMG!!! Just too gorgeous!!!!

  43. Bari Jo says:

    These are wonderful! Such a beautiful baby! Love the hat you made him! Thanks for sharing these – they are so much fun to see!

  44. Carrie says:

    I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am for you and Joel. You are both such kind, generous and plain ol’ nice people that you deserve every possible happiness. And it looks like that adorable little boy is going to bring you that – and more.

    So keep the Carter pictures coming. While I love the pictures of your quilts, your lovely knitting, your family, Joel and Daisy, I think every blog post needs a Carter picture. At least for the first year. Or twelve. 🙂

  45. Kate says:

    Isn’t he gorgeous!

  46. nadine says:

    quel magnifique poupon…qu’il est beau…

  47. Pamela says:

    What a beautiful baby boy! I know you are loving being a mom! I love seeing your photos!

  48. marsha nelson says:

    What a cutie! The first pictures look like he is shouting “Hooray”! Don’t worry about a schedule. Some follow them and some don’t but it’s all good. Give him a little time. Just enjoy every minute and keep taking pictures. By the way, you do take great pics.

  49. VickiT says:

    OMG Heather!!!!!!!! He is just too cute. I just wanna grab that little guy and squish him and give kisses. I bet you look at him every single time and just smile. They are so fun at this young age too because it seems every single month that passes, they are doing something new. Our Granddaughter who was 5 months old on July 11th just started babbling and laughing like crazy about two weeks ago. She is SO much fun.

    They are a lot of work but, those giggles and grins make it all worth it don’t they?
    I’m still so happy for you two Heather!

  50. Toni Anne says:

    Thanks so much for the pictures, he’s beautiful. Congratulations! ;-> Toni Anne

  51. Jane Wimmer says:

    Oh Heather! Thank you so much for sharing all the beautiful pictures. I will NEVER tire of them so PLEASE keep them coming!!!!

  52. Mary Ann says:

    So cute and it all races by in the flash of a moment! The milk coma pictures are so sweet but it’s the smiles showing off his personality. Thanks for sharing them, he brought lots of smiles today!

  53. Pat says:

    He is so adorable and I love the hat. Thanks for sharing.

  54. What a gorgeous little guy!

  55. Babs says:

    What a cutie patootie!

  56. Stephani in TX says:

    It’s been ages since I said Hi. The baby photos are irresistable. My baby boy just married this Spring at 37, busy with traveling, adventuring, and lawyering. They grow up way too quick. So glad you have this smiling sweetness in your life. Stephani in N. TX (

  57. SuzK says:

    Carter is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photos – I don’t think we can get too much of him, truly! As for a routine…well, my son will be 31 in November and I’m still waiting for that routine! Every time you think you have a handle on them, they change…and if you are lucky, as I am, the changes are always wonderful.

  58. Connie says:

    What a darling little boy. Great pictures!

  59. Carla says:

    He is so gorgeous! You are blessed.

  60. What a beautiful boy! Enjoy every minute with him.

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