We still have a lot of unpacking to do and a lot of photos to go through, so I am delaying our beach posts for one more day! Yesterday afternoon Karter had his 13 month well-baby visit (his doctor doesn't do a 12 month visit) and boy is this little guy growing! He weighed in at 24.3lbs which is 61% for his age (his weight has steadied out since he is walking/running everywhere), his head was 48cm which is 85% for his age (he has a big brain!), but his biggest change was in his height, he was 34.5in....are you ready for it...99.5%!! He is going to be a tall boy! Dr. McKenzie was very impressed by his development and for the first visit ever he wasn't scared of her and actually smiled for her. He showed off a little and pointed to all of the things he learned while on vacation. That was about the end of the good news...he then had to get 2 shots and have his blood drawn. He had just calmed down from the shots when we had to go to the lab, and he had the tech that always leaves me with bruises and she wasn't any more gentle with Karter either. All in all it was a good visit for Karter and we will be going back in 3 months for more shots!
While on vacation, Karter was able to make a big announcement for our family...he is going to be a big brother! That's right, Kristoffer and I are expecting Gray Baby #2 on January 29, 2010! We are obviously very excited and this pregnancy is just flying by already, on Friday I will officially be in my second trimester. So while Karter was at the Dr yesterday, so was mommy. My regular OB is on maternity leave until next month, so I have also been seeing Dr. McKenzie for my last couple of appointments. With this being my second pregnancy, my appointments are much less eventful than they were when I was pregnant with Karter, this time I don't go in with a whole notebook full of questions! Much to my surprise, I actually lost 3lbs since my last appointment. Who would of thought that after everything I ate last week!! Karter and I were also able to hear the babies heartbeat which was a strong 145bpm. We will keep you updated on the pregnancy as we go along!