Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Captions of Carter

Our past week has been full of fun with Carter in the house! We are all doing great! Liliana has adjusted quite well to Carter being home, now that things have settled down a bit. She is such a loving big sister. Carter, as you can see from the pictures, is already full of personality. He's been a great baby. He's finaly caught on to the eating thing and I'm sure that when we go to the dr. tomorrow his weight will be back up to at least his birth weight. He is sleeping WONDERFULLY! I'm not one to brag to much..but for the past two nights he's been sleeping at least 5-6 hours at night! It has been awesome! He's a happy baby except when the bath time comes (as you can probably "hear" in the pictures of bath time below) He definately has a set of lungs that he will share with all when he's not happy about something! What a blessing it has been to have this little miracle become a part of our lives!
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Our Family of FOUR!

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Happy Birthday Carter!

Baby Carter is HERE! He was born July 18 (Saturday) at 2:41 p.m. He weighs 6 lbs. 10 ounces and is 18.5 inches long. I PROMISE to post pictures soon...but with TWO little ones...I have a feeling the computer is going to take a rest.. :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Boys!

Wishing a Happy Birthday to my two favorite men! (well..they might have to share a little after Carter gets here..but for now..) I think it's totally awesome that Kevin and my dad share a birthday! We thought Carter might be able share in this wonderful birthday-but it looks like they are all going to be within a week of one another. My grandfather's birthday is July 14, Dad and Kevin on July 15 and we'll just have to see what date Carter is going to claim!!

Although neither want to admit their age- Kevin is 31 today! Happy Birthday Sweetie! Dad is just "running the speed limit"..and I'll leave it at that! :) Happy Birthday Daddy !

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy 14 months Liliana!

I can't believe it ..but Lil' is 14 months old today!! She's running around the house everywhere and talking up a storm. She will repeat almost everything you say... but her favorite words are mama, dada, uh-oh, Brown Bear, and John Deere (OF course..). I think I hear the word "Mama" about 250 or more times a day!!! I love it!
Here are some pictures of her being "princess for the day"... while also helping me work in Carter's room.

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We're almost ready...

We are almost ready for Carter's arrival. Well...to be honest..I'm as ready as I'm going to be! :) His room is ready, clothes are washed/put away, bags are packed..and there's a little bit of John Deere in my "old" guest room. The only thing in the room I need to finish is the curtains..which I totally forgot about until last night when we were hanging some things on the wall. There is a futon in the room for those who would still like to spend the night! It's quite comfy! I've napped there a lot lately! We are about 2 weeks away from Carter's "expected" arrival and I can't wait! :)

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Baby Pool

So, I set up a pool on when baby Carter will make his official appearance and his size, etc. You can go to this website and play the game. Please play! I open to any suggestions on a prize for the person that's guess is closests to the actual due date!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


that's exactly how the nurse at the dr.'s office described me today..right after they told me I've gained TEN pounds in the past TWO weeks... ummm.. For those of you who've been kinda close to the dr. reports - I have not gained any weight in the past 2 months or so of my pregnancy. They were even starting to worry a little about the fact I hadn't gained weight. Well...just makin' up for lost time I guess! They said that most of it was probably water/fluid I was retaining in my "cankles" and puffy little fingers.. Still...I almost cried when I stepped on the scale!

Also, I've not been feeling Carter move quite as much as I had in the past, so I mentioned it to the dr. today. She hooked me up to the "fetal monitor" to watch his heartrate/movements for about 20 minutes today. After 20 minutes, she still was a little worried about the heartrate (and it's continuous up/down--no baseline could be found..) So ...I had to visit the hospital for an ultrasound and more fetal monitoring. Carter passed the hospital test with flying colors and I'm back home now. WOW... made me really think about the fact that I should pack a bag..NOW..not later (like I keep putting off). Before my visit next week, you better believe I will have a bag packed! Anyway...all is well and Carter is still scheduled to come in a little less than 4 weeks!

We had a great weekend this weekend. My wonderful friend Susan threw a great shower at a local bakery (GREAT place for a shower..evidently contributed to the ten pounds a little though!Oops!). Here's a picture of us! (She's ten weeks behind me in her pregnancy (with a little girl!).

Forgive my "puffiness".....