4 months

It’s that time again – Time for me to gush on my baby for a while!  He is technically almost 4 1/2 months, so I wanted to quick squeeze this in! 

Get ready for too many pictures –

One with Daddy

and one with Mommy

and several to capture just a few of his ever-changing expressions


This last picture shows his current favorite hobby – sucking and gnawing on his hands.  (Time will tell if this is actually teething or not.)  His other favorite things are watching the fireplace, listening to animal noices on the ipad, chewing on his toys, seeing what’s going on around him, standing, smiling, and being loud.  He seems to be getting over being scared of people, so that is nice.  He is regressing a bit on the sleeping, so I hope that changes by next month.  But, overall, things are going great.  He just had his 4 month check-up and he is still in the 90th percentile for height and weight.  His head size has gone from average to almost in the 90th percentile, so he working on being nicely proportioned.  Everything else checked out good and we are so grateful for a healthy, happy baby!

This weekend I’m off to my first quilting retreat with a baby.  It could be interesting . . .  Not sure if I should bring a sewing machine or not?  We’ll see how it goes.  Wish me luck!

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49 Responses to 4 months

  1. OMG, look at that smile! Adorable! Have fun at the retreat!

  2. gale says:

    What a gorgeous family!! Thank you for all the baby pics-I live vicariously through you.

  3. Carolyn says:

    There’s no such thing as too many pictures of Carter! What a beautiful baby, and so photogenic.

  4. heartsease57 says:

    What a sweetie he is, I just love seeing the pictures at various ages. They are all great pics, but the one with his Daddy is just adorable! Thanks for the updates, we all know how precious this boy is to you all.

  5. Chris says:

    Precious, precious! So happy for you all–thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. Patty F says:

    Carter is adorable! It is so fun to follow the “look how I’ve changed” pictures. And adorably dressed too! I can imagine that you and your husband are over the moon!! Is there a Halloween costume planned?

  7. Carrie says:

    I think it just might become a requirement that a boy that cute needs to be mentioned in every single post. While I love the non-Carter posts, your little boy is positively beautiful. I am so happy for you both – for all three of you! (And your families, of course.)

    Happy 4 1/2 month Birthday!

  8. Nancy says:

    Oh My!!! What an adorably expressive face Carter has!! A cutie for sure!! Mom is taking some great photos too! Blessings to ya’ll!!

  9. Deb says:

    What a blessing! He is a beautiful baby.

  10. He is truly a little sweetheart! I could look at pictures of him all day long!

  11. Bari Jo says:

    I seriously enjoy the pics! And really if you have to pick between quilts, which I love, and baby… baby wins hands down! Keep em coming! Sharing in your joy – praising God for this sweet blessing He has given you! :O) Such great photos!

  12. Kathleen says:

    Oh my goodness…he’s the cutest little guy ever!

  13. Kate says:

    Look at all that personality! What a cutie.

  14. Rachel Hayes says:

    He is just adorable! So happy for this blessing you have! I agree with others. We love your quilting posts, but babies are only little once, so keep those precious pictures coming. All of us moms out here love seeing them……they remind us of those wonderful few years when our own children were babies!!

  15. Barb says:

    What a bundle of joy!!! Love to see your pictures and how much he is growing and changing. Children are such a gift. Thank you for sharing your special little one with all of us…keep the updates coming…we love them!

  16. Cindy says:

    Carter is adorable! A retreat this weekend? I thought you’d be going to market in Houston. Have fun!

  17. Gene Black says:

    He is just entirely cute! I love his varied expressions. The smile/laugh (in the pale blue outfit) is so sweet. I want to hold him and pet him for hours!

  18. StampinKris says:

    Dang, he is so cute! His expressions are so clear and alert. He’s going to be a genius… I just know it! Enjoy the naps while they last! My youngest gave them up very early. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos.

  19. Dee Johson says:

    Guessing your best bring your machine….everyone will want to be cuddling that adorable boy.

  20. Melissa says:

    Good luck at the sewing retreat with a baby. You are braver than I:) He is very very handsome though!

  21. Tina McNamara says:

    ADORABLE!! So cute. Love how you dress him in his little man outfits. We had a little one at one of our retreats. He was as good as can be. Put him in his playpen or his little bouncy seat and he watched us walking back and forth all day.

  22. Jessie S. says:

    He is such a cutie! At my last women’s retreat a lady brought her baby along and we all took turns loving on her, hope you guys have a great time!

  23. Bev says:

    That is the cutest baby I ever saw! So adorable I can’t stand it! I love his little outfits. He looks a lot like Daddy! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Candie says:

    Love !

  25. Denise in PA says:

    Oh my goodness, Heather, he couldn’t be any cuter! More picture-heavy posts please! o:) Looking forward to hearing all about your retreat-with-baby! You better take your machine – you may need something to do – I’d sure want to hold onto him all the time!

  26. Elizabeth Swinney says:

    You have a beautiful baby boy, What a complete joy! Lizzie

  27. Joan says:

    I always look forward to your posts and seeing pictures of your adorable Baby Carter. Beautiful family! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Ruth B says:

    What a happy boy! He really is adorable Heather and it makes me smile every time I see his pictures. Thanks for sharing him with us.

  29. Marsha Nelson says:

    I always enjoy seeing Carter’s pics. He is so adorable and looks healthy and happy as can be. Take your sewing machine with you so you can sew while everyone else is holding and making a fuss over him. Have fun.

  30. Kay Mc says:

    Such a cute little boy & I think he looks alot like Daddy. Thanks for sharing pictures with us & good luck at your retreat.

  31. Jen says:

    Carter couldn’t be any cuter! the first picture with Daddy. It made me take pause and think of my own baby (who is now 7). That picture needs to be framed! Enjoy your retreat. Bring your machine and enjoy the “free” babysitting for a while! 🙂

  32. ColleenM says:

    What an absolute doll. He’s going to break a lot of hearts:)

  33. Deb Praus says:

    He seriously could not get any cuter! Have fun at the retreat, I think there will be plenty of arms willing to hold him! And you should share! lol

  34. El says:

    He is adorable – and looks so content! (I’m sure he has unhappy moments, but really, he looks like a happy baby and so loved!)

  35. Jean R says:

    It is good that he is getting over fear of new people since there are sure to be lots of willing arms to hold him at your retreat!

  36. Beth F. says:

    That is one of the cutest babies I have ever seen! The first picture with his Dad made me want a baby, mine are 21 and 15. Enjoy every minute, the time goes by like the speed of light. Your handknits are great too.

  37. shelley says:

    “Oh, my gosh, is he the sweetest ever?!!!!” That was said out loud when I saw the first picture! No, I’m not talking about Joel, but he probably is too. Lucky baby! Lucky parents! Does he like to snuggle? Now I will go back and actually read the post… enjoy your baby days!

  38. Sandra Davidson says:

    He is just the most adorable baby I would love to give him a big hug. Have fun they just grow too fast I know as a grammie of two boys who suddenly became five. I love all the little sweaters you put on him I assume you have knit them all? Best to all of you Sandra

  39. Pam C says:

    What a cutie! I love all of those expressions! I just love little kids. My youngest grandchild just turned three-a very fun age too, but I am getting grand baby fever. She may be the last.

  40. Karen CA says:

    Your son is absolutely adorable. Couldn’t help but smile at the first pic and then each succeeding one. He seems to have a lot of character. I am sure you are enjoying each and every day, it just goes way too fast.

  41. Chris says:

    He sure is beautiful…Yes! You can say baby boys are beautiful! 🙂 God has surely blessed you and your husband. Enjoy every single minute!!! Loved seeing all the photos!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  42. Siobhan says:

    Your little guy is SO adorable! I was scrolling through the blog entry & my mother, who is visiting, said, “Who is that baby??”. Then she & my 18 yr old daughter oohed and aahed over him, too. 🙂

  43. Jane says:

    What an absolutely perfect baby! He has grown so fast and looks quite healthy. I really like the photos with Mommy and Daddy too. It really is the most wonderful time as parents, when they are little and so cuddly. Enjoy it all. Thanks for the photos!!

  44. cindy hagen says:

    I hope you’re bringing him to LBBC next weekend…..I can hardly wait to see him up close and personal!!

  45. Roseanne Hutchingame says:

    He is adorable……lol. He looks so happy and healthy.
    What a joy he must be. You and your husband look so proud and you should be.
    You can tell he is going to do a lot in this world. God Bless. 🙂

  46. Beverly Atkins says:

    He is one beautiful, precious, sweet baby boy. That smile is so cute!!!!! Thank you for sharing him with all of us.

  47. Tammy says:

    He is absolutely adorable and it looks like Mommy and Daddy are over the moon when it comes to their little boy!!

  48. Kim Dow says:

    He’s so cute! His expressions are priceless…

  49. SuzK says:

    thank you for sharing these photos of Carter – he is absolutely beautiful!

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