Friday, March 11, 2011

Car seat cover

It's incredible what you can accomplish when baby takes a good, long nap!

I used this tutorial to make this fun little car seat cover. It will be good to block wind, rain, cold and germs!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring has sprung!

Spring is coming! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, the weeds are growing...The other day, on our walk, the Lord told me something in all of these signs of spring. It went something like this.

"Kacie, do you see all of these flowers?

Do you see how beautiful and intricate they are?

Do you see how I take care of them? Do you see how I provide everything that they need even though they are tiny and insignificant?

Well, my child, if I provide for them with such care, how much more will I provide and care for Carson and his eye. Trust in me as the great protector." -God

I got so much peace from our little walk. It's amazing how the Lord can speak to you in such ways.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordle = love

I heart wordle. It makes word clouds out of text.
I'm thinking that it's totally framable!
This one is from words on my blog. Go try it! Super fun!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

5 month stats

Month 4 was a huge one for our little man. It seemed like every day he was doing something new.

-16 lbs 8 oz (50% for weight)
-I'm not sure about length but I know it's 90%
-He HAS TWO TEETH! The bottom two came in super early at 4 months and one week.
-He rolls all over the place. There's no telling what position he will be in when I get him out of bed in the morning.
-He (kinda) eats cereal. E for effort. I have finally started stripping him down to feed him. I'm sick of having to change his clothes just because he ate!

-He reaches up when you go to pick him up.
-He still sleeps through the night...hopefully I'm not jinxing it.
-I believe that he is starting to be attached to me, as in...I leave the room and he cries. This is new and not a good thing. I think that he used to think that everyone was like one big person and now he notices the difference.
-He still laughs at everything.
-He is trying to sit up. I'll lay him on his back and he does this sort of crunch action but can't sit all the way up. Also, when we practice sitting, he doesn't quite have the balance thing down and topples over. It'll be any day now.
-He loves being outside. This month we have spent lots of time laying out in the backyard on a blanket learning about the sky, birds, grass, bugs, etc. It's super fun!!! We do it almost every day and I look forward to it.

-He loves to interact with other babies. It's so precious! He will just talk and talk and talk...They smile at each other and touch each other...It's stinkin adorable! I can't wait until they can actually play!

-He is taking pretty consistent afternoon naps and has gotten pretty accustomed to falling asleep in his crib on his own.
-He likes to stand up. Most of the time, if he is crying, we can hold him up so he is "standing" and he will stop crying. I think it feels good on his legs.
-I still breastfeed about 95% of the time. Mainly bottles are for when we are running errands or when Ross is taking over (fab.u.lous.)
-He is finally starting to notice the cats and he loves them! He tries to get a hold of them any time he can. He also talks to them, pets them and tries to occasionally bite their tails (oops).

I can't believe that he has been with us for almost half of a year! What did we do with our time before he was here? We love you, Bubba!!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Yay!!!! We went to the doctor this morning for baby's eye. We left relieved. It wasn't that she told us particulary good news, but she definitely didn't tell us bad news, either.

The doctor said that Carson is far sighted in his left eye, causing it to turn inward when he is trying to focus on things close to his face. It is not an optic nerve issue, meaning that I did not give him this. I cried when she told me. I was so relieved. The structure of his eye is great and his issue most likely won't require surgery. He will probably need glasses as a child for focusing on things close to him, like reading. He will probably grow out of it. For now, we are supposed to patch his good eye for 1-2 hours a day and go back in 3 months for a check up. She was also very encouraging about us catching it early. Thanks for the prayers and concern! I will definitely be able to sleep much better tonight!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lunch at the park

We like to go have lunch with Ross at work as much as possible. It's quite a trek to get there, but it totally makes his day, so it's totally worth it. The other day we picked up lunch and ate at the park! It was WAY fun! I can't wait until Carson can actually play on the toys...until then, I will continue to look like the lunatic who is playing alone on the kiddie toys.


We took C to the zoo for the first time last weekend with a friend and her daughter. Ross says that some of his favorite childhood memories are from the zoo. Carson did great...such a trooper! We were there about 4 1/2 hours with not a single melt down! Way to go, little man! I don't have any pictures of Ross on here...he was taking the pics.

Heavy heart

This is a heavy heart topic. I am struggling to even write it without crying.

I have noticed in the past few days that Carson's left eye is drifting inward. It doesn't happen all of the mainly when he's tired...or it's late...or stuff like that. But, I'm super scared.

The problem is this...I have an underdeveloped optic nerve and am legally blind in my left eye, something that most people don't know about me. I function completely fine (except for the increased amount of times I run into things due to lack of depth perception) and since I've had it from birth, I don't know any different. For me, it's no big deal. For my baby to possibly have it BECAUSE of me...killer.

It has only been going on for 3 days and hopefully I am overreacting. We went to the pediatrician yesterday and they referred us to a pediatric ophthalmologist. We go in the morning. I. Am. Terrified.

Please pray for miraculous healing. Please pray that the Lord intervenes and heals the muscle that is not functioning properly. Please pray that I can hold it together and that I will have peace.

My mom sent me this verse yesterday and it has been quite comforting for me heart...

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh, is anything too difficult for me? Jeremiah 32:27

When I think of it in accordance to this verse, Carson's eye is no big deal for the Lord! He can fix it in a flash! Nothing is too difficult for our God.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I am very blessed to be able to stay home to care for the baby. Ross works very hard to make this happen for us, but I have to do my part as well. I've been trying to be a good steward of the Lord's provision and recently that has meant couponing. I have only been twice but I've had exciting results both times. Trip #1 I saved $47 off of our $110 total. Trip #2 was even better.

I bought the Prilosec and Listerine and got the remaining things for 22 cents!!!!!!!!!!! Yup...22 CENTS!!! I was so excited!

The loot:

You know you're a mom when...

-You realize that 99% of things in life can be accomplished using only one hand

-You have become an expert multi-tasker. Take for example...putting on your make-up while nursing and eating breakfast

-You have vacuumed while carrying the baby

-You have vacuumed solely to drown out the sound of your baby fighting a nap (*Don't worry, CPS...he was safely pitching a fit in his crib*)

-You have made a bottle while sitting at a red light

-You have thought, "I can definitely still wear this shirt to the store...It's not that much spit up."

-You have nursed while going to the bathroom (eewwww! I know...but ya gotta do what ya gotta do), walking around Target, sitting in parking lots, restaurants, etc...(behind a Hooter Hider, of course)

-You can get more done in a two hour nap time than you could have accomplished in an entire day before the baby arrived

-Your hands have become the ultimate chew toy

-You can't make it through a single day without getting poop, pee, spit up, boogers or some combination of the 4 on yourself

-You wouldn't change it for the world.