Carter has been such a joy. He's already trying to hold his head up and is sleeping in 2-3 hour intervals at night, which is keeping mommy very happy!! We had our first Dr. check up the other day and Carter weighs 6lbs 2 oz, but is still with in the 10% weight loss, so they aren't concerned. He's eating like a pig now, so I am sure he's gaining all his weight now!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! We had a great time dressing up Carter in all of his many Christmas outfits this year. He's turned in to be such a fun baby with some cute characteristics popping out! We are so in love with this little guy and he was the best present of the season.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Carter entered the world at 11:45am weighing 6lbs 10oz and 20.5 inches.....
We welcomed baby Carter in the world on December 22, 2008 at 11:45am in the morning. It was quite the eventful experience and it wouldn't have been as enjoyable or humorous as it was with my parents, Andy's parents, Andy, my sister and her husband, Michael, and Victoria!
Of course Carter had to arrive on the worst snow day so far this year....I started having contractions on the way home from the airport after we picked up Andy's parents, but they pretty much stopped after we got out of the car, so I just disregarded them. After feeling disappointed, we went to bed.
At 1:30am that morning, I woke up with horrible pain. We stayed in bed for an hour and counted my contractions and Andy wanted me to call the hospital. They told us to stay home and that I still had a ways to go. I got up showered, took a bath and laid back down. By this point the contractions were even closer but the pain wasn't unbearable yet. Andy called the hospital again and again, they said to stay home. We decided to head to the hospital anyway. By this time it was 5am and we arrived at the hospital around 6am. They took me back to the triage area and checked me out....and I was already 5cm dilated!
So, they admitted me....by 8:30am I was fully dilated and ready to push. I pushed for three hours...much of which was filled with humor...I was pretty happy from the epidural...and finally...our new bundle of joy was ready to meet the world.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
We have 16 days and counting....I had a doctor appointment on Tuesday and she informed me that I am progressing along nicely....My hope is to have Carter arrive next week, but I think it won't happen until Christmas! It's one big guessing game....luckily I have not been too uncomfortable.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I think I am "officially" nesting. I had to ask my husband 100 times the other day if he vaccuumed the house....I can't handle it if there is a crumb on the floor and I have made sure everything is in perfect working order before Carter arrives. We had our first real check-up on Tuesday. His head in down and that's about it. My cervix hasn't done anything, so I'm still waiting to see a change....maybe next week. I think Carter has dropped though because I have a funny waddle, pain in my pelvis and my tummy definitely looks lower on my body. I think that's a good sign! I've also been very emotional lately. I'll be driving in my car, a song will come on and I will start thinking about memories from the past and people who are no longer around and I just start crying. Really? Today was the worst on my way to work. I was thinking about Carter being born and how I wish there were people in my life that were around to see this amazing miracle. I thought about my Grandparents and my Aunt Mary. It's amazing to me that life ultimately makes you think about death. I've been pretty lucky in this lifetime that the majority of those I hold dear to my heart are still a part of my life. Yet, the ones I have lost seem to weigh deeply on me right now and it's very emotional for me.