This has been an interesting month to say the least. As soon as I thought I had this mothering thing down, Carter threw me a curve ball. From the very beginning, Carter has been a wonderful eater and rarely spits up or has colic. But about 4 weeks ago (sorry this will get a little graphic) his poop started changing from the normal color and texture of a breast fed baby to pure mucous ( I warned you!). So we went to the dr. and it was shown that he had blood in his poop which pretty much means that he is allergic to something I am eating. So week 1 I went off ALL milk products and products that contain milk - no change in the poop. Week 2 - I went continued to stay off milk products and also needed to eliminate ALL soy products - no change in the poop. Week 3 (which is this week) I am not only off milk and soy but now ALL eggs. No change yet in the poop. We are definitely praying that God allows us to find out what is going on and that he doesn't get any worse. The amazing thing is, is that besides the poop, Carter is so happy and rarely seems to be in pain. So I guess it could be worse and I praise God that he isn't as bad as some babies with food allergies. The other problem with this whole ordeal is that he had reactions to the 2 formulas that are specifically for food allergies, so the doctor wants me to breastfeed exclusively until we can find a solution. Which by the way I wasn't planning on nursing past 6 months but I may not have a choice. The next step will be meeting with an infant gastrointestinal specialist at Children's Hospital to rule out any internal problems. I will keep you posted as that appointment gets set.On to more exciting news with my little man, we dedicated him at church last week. Along side our best friends Tricia and Ben (and Isaac). It is so amazing to have a best friend who has a baby just weeks apart (Isaac is 4 weeks younger). It has truly made us closer and I can't wait to see Carter and Isaac grow up together. My prayer for Carter these last couple of weeks is that he develop a heart like David and seek wisdom like his namesake Solomon. Carter has such a gentle spirit and is so smiley and affectionate. I can't wait to see how God will use him. We had his 4 month check up last night, and besides the allergy issues, he is growing strong and gaining weight again like he should be. It is funny sort of, that at his size, he wasn't gaining as he should have and doctor was concerned. But he gained 4.5 ounces this week and is back on track (he needed to gain at least 3.5 ounces each week) He has been very active these last couple of days. He rolled over for the first time from his belly to his back yesterday before his doctor's appt which, the doctor did ask if he had yet, so I was able to say "yes" and today he decided to roll over from his back to his belly (which is much harder to do and usually comes a while after they master belly to back). He really didn't like it too much and decided that it scared him. So he didn't want any more floor time today. He is growing like a weed! He is 16 pounds 6 ounces and 26 inches long. Here are a few pics from our church dedication.