Thursday, October 8, 2009


I was thrilled when this book arrived in my mail last week.

See, I never win anything, and here was a book I had won from a Multiples and More blog giveaway. I have just started looking at it, and so far I like the message it is sending. Although my babies are twins, they are two unique people. I don't want them to be "the twins" but Brady and Carter, who just happen to be born at the same time. So while it is fun to dress them alike and take so many pictures of them together, I am going to try to always make sure they are also individuals.

Hence, this post on Carter.

Carter is such a sweet baby. He came into the world at 4 pounds, on the bigger side for a 32 weeker born to a smoking mother, but also at the same time as a quiet guy. In the hospital he hit his milestones pretty much as they would expect him to as he grew and learned to eat. He was and still is a pretty easy going baby. He has been a good sleeper, but we are still working on transitioning from just sleeping between feedings to actually taking naps. When he is fussy, it is because he is hungry, is sitting in a poopy diaper, or wants to be loved and cuddled.

Carter has had a few minor health issues, which I have documented here already. His need for oxygen, apnea of prematurity, and apparently a slightly weak immune system as we are in the middle of his third cold. At least it is a very mild one this time.

Carter looks like he is going to be a big boy. He has a round face, knobby chin, and long eyelashes.

I love my sweet Carter and can't imagine my life without him.

Our first picture

And this last picture is just for laughs. Carter got this rather large bald spot on the back of his head as all his fuzzy baby hair fell out. He did start growing the current fuzz he has now, but you can see the last bit of baby hair at the base of his neck. I just love it.

1 comment:

Hart Family said...

AMEN on recognizing the need for individuality. Being a twin, I personally think that's a big deal. At least it was to me. You hit it right on the nose about being the "twins" vs Carter and Brady. But in reality I don't think this whole concept hit me until the preteen years, when there was a NEED to find ones self unique. You're a great mom!