Sunday, December 13, 2009


The top two pics are of Carter in some Christmas jammies. They were just too cute to pass up! I was trying to get him to look at me when he was beside the moose but lately he's been fascinated by his feet :o) The bottom two are us during the snowstorm we had. It was so fun!! I wish it would snow more often. Carter kept looking up at the sky while I was trying to get him in the car. It was the cutest thing! I just wonder what he was thinking.....
7 MONTHS- It has not been that long has it?? He is sitting up and rolling like crazy now. Next he'll be crawling and pulling up....YIKES!

Look what I can do!!!!

My little sweet pea is 7 months old today! Where does the time go? It seems it took forever to get to 3 months and now time is flying by. He just steals my heart everyday!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


For some reason when I upload a pic it's just a bunch of jibberish. What is wrong????? I'm uploading them the same way I always have been.....

Monday, October 26, 2009


Here is what we've been up to lately.....
-Yesterday was a gorgeous day! We cooked a brisket on our new bbq pit-well actually we got it at a garage sale. Daddy was trying to keep the sun out of Carter's eyes.
Bathtime fun! This child is ALWAYS smiling! I love it!!
Carter's 1st Halloween-he went as an elephant. Is he cute or what?
He loved the costume. Didn't seem to mind a bit.
Still smiling.....

My sis, Carter and Me on our swing. It was such a nice weekend!
I think he played too hard =)
Ty and I went to a wedding Friday night and my sis watched Carter. 1st time to leave him-we got home around midnight. I just had to go in and give him kisses.
I think he is working on some teethies...he is drooling everywhere and all the time. He hasn't been too cranky though so we'll see if one pops up soon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This is a blog a friend of mine has been following so I checked it out also! Every Wednesday is "Wishful Wednesday"......check out her blog to see what it's all about!

I wish I was going on vacation tomorrow and I was going.......................somewhere TrOPiCaL!! I am thinking of white sandy beaches, pretty blue water, hot sun, toes in the sand and a pina colada in my hand! I'm just gonna close my eyes for a minute...Ahhh! I can almost hear the water ;o)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We went to a pumpkin patch in Conroe Sunday afternoon to get some pics with the pumpkins. They turned out super cute. Carter is such a great baby-we woke him up from his nap to take the pics. He was in such a great mood the whole time we were there! I think he only gets fussy about once or twice a week. Other than that he's one happy baby =)

We are so thankful to have such a peaceful baby. After months of not sleeping well we are finally in a groove. He goes down around 7:30(in his OWN bed!!) and we don't hear a peep from him until 4 or 5 am!! Then I usually put him in our bed so we can snuggle. We usually fall back asleep until at least 6:30. Sometimes even 7:30!! Sleep is wonderful when you haven't had it in a while! Carter LOVES his baby food too-we have already went through all 5 fruits and veggies in stage one. He usually has cereal and bananas in the morning and then a veggie/fruit or 2 veggies for dinner. I can't believe how much he eats! I honestly think he is sleeping so well because I stuff him full of food! The pedi said babies have the best appetite control and won't eat if they aren't hungry so I'm not worried about it. A full baby makes for a happy baby ;o) Mommyhood is GrEaT!!!!

Me and my sweet, sweet boy!
Carter with Daddy
We had to be in every picture since Carter isn't sitting up by himself yet.
On the tractor

Carter and Daddy in the pumpkins
This is the closest we got to getting a pic of Carter by himself! This one's my FAVE!

We tried to prop him in the photo below but he fell over...he looks happy to be rolling in the hay!
Love him!
My mom got him the little camo jacket- I love it!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


We tried the big boy bed last night for the 2nd time. The first time did not go over so well and I was running back and forth all night. But last night I fed him and put him down around 8:30 and I didnt here a single peep until 4:00!! 71/2 hours of sleep for my baby boy! Yay for him! I stayed up until around 10 so I got about 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep. That's the most I've had in a L-O-N-G time. I say only 5 instead of 6 becasue I woke up at 3 a little panicked since I hadn't heard from Carter in so long. So of course, I had to go check in on him and he was sleeping peacefully =) I really hope we can make this a permanant thing. I just have to get him to go 2 more hours-until 6 am and then we'll be doing really good!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Where has the time gone?

I can't believe that our sweet little Carter Jay is 4 months old already! I know it 's been forever since I posted but life's hectic now =) But it's so fun!!!

This was Labor Day weekend. We went to eat with Ty's family at a restaurant here in Huntsville....I can not think of the name right now.....but it's over by the duck pond. Very nice!! It was pretty pricey but would make a great place for an anniversary dinner.
Carter is just about the happiest baby! He is always smiling-even at strangers. The other day he smiled at 2 older ladies at Wal Mart...what a little flirt!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Pictures are here!!

Carter had his pictures made when he was 13 days old....that was his first outing. And she did a SUPER job. I am in love with every picture! I had them made by Jennifer Knapp from Authentic Images. Her website is I worked at the daycare where her kids went a few years ago.

You can view the gallery at
*You will have to copy and paste the link...I don't remember how to do the fancy shmancy stuff! sorry :o)

I have copy/pasted a few of my faves. ENJOY!

This one is my absolute favorite!
I love this little frown! The only hint of a smile we could get is the one where my blog title is. He smiles all the time- but he just wouldn't do it for Jennifer that day. Stinky boys :0)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Not quite finished

I wasn't quite finished with the post below but Carter was demanding my attention so I cut it short.

We got to bring carter home when he was 9 days old! His doctor, who was awesome, was really shocked he was doing well enough to go home after such a short time. We are really so blessed to have such a healthy little boy. It's crazy really....I am SO thankful! Thanks for all your prayers and thoughts again....God heard every single one.

Words cannot describe how it feels to be a mom. Carter is just the sweetest thing. Now that we are home from the hospital I just can't get enough of him. Leaving him at the hospital when I was released to come home after just a couple days was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. It was terrible. I cried all night long! We couldn't get up early enough to get back to the nicu to visit with him. But he's home now and we hope to avoid the hospital for a long, long time!

I will try and post some more recent pics tomorrow.......gotta go for now! :o)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

These are some pics of Carter's stay in the NICU.

He had jaundice so he had to stay under the blue light for a few days. He looks like a little space man with the goggles :o)
This was so hard for me because he could only be out for 30 minutes every 3 hours to eat. And all I wanted to do was just hold him. It was awful just sitting there and not being able to just scoop him up and snuggle him.
After the jaundice level went down he was able to come out from under the blue light. Then they used the blue "blanket". It was a little pad that they put under his clothes. This was the first day he got to wear actual clothes! Ty said he looked like a Glo Worm!!
This is the chair that we spent a lot of time in.....just waiting to bring him home!!

Ty was feeding him....then Carter was only eating around 10-20 CC- Not even a whole ounce! Now he's eating between 3-4 ounces. He has come such a long way from when he was in the NICU.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Carter Jay Lewis

He made it!!! Carter was born on Wednesday May 13th at 4:57 pm. He weighed 4 lbs 5 oz and was 17 1/2 inches long. He is so tiny! He was 6 weeks early and we have all been praying that he would be healthy....our prayers were answered. He is such a little miracle! He doesn't have any breathing problems. The Dr. said he'd probably have trouble taking a bottle since he was so premature but he's done great! He had to have a tube for a day but he yanked it out and hasn't had to have it since! They have been slowly increasing his feedings- he started out with 5 cc (about a teaspoon) and he's up to 35 already. The doctor said he has definitely surprised them. We are so thankful...GOD IS AMAZING!

Ty is so proud of his little guy...he is going to be a wonderful dad. He was great all through the labor and delivery.
This is just after he was born. He has an IV in his right hand and monitors for his heart and lungs.

I can't wait to bring him home!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Last day

Okay...just keep in mind that I've been in the hospital since last Monday...LOL.This is our last day. The doctor is going to start pitocin in the morning at 6 so maybe we'll have a baby by this time tomorrow!!! I know I haven't posted any belly pics so I figured that I'd post some before it was too late.

Everything is looking good with the baby so far...I'm confident that everything will go smoothly tomorrow. I'll try to post something as soon as I can when we get home.
Keep us in your prayers.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Major decision

The doctor came by and said that he really wants to induce on Wednesday. Carter will be six weeks early, so there are risks. The major one being that his lungs are not fully developed.

Worst case scenario: He'll need to be on a ventilator for 2-3 weeks at Texas Childrens in Houston. Best case: He will just need a little help breathing and can stay here at St. Lukes in the NICU.
The dr said we could wait another week to give him that time to further develop his lungs. However, that too is risky. Dr. Peet said that if we wait one day too long and I get an infection-from the ruptured uterus-that the baby will be premature and be born with an infection. He said in that case-he would rather eliminate that risk and just deliver early. A preemie would be better than a preemie that is already sick...make sense? However, he said it was completely up to us.

He sent in the neonatologist to talk to us about the risks of having a preemie....scary stuff. But of course she had to tell us the WORST case situations. There is always the possibility Carter will be tiny but breathing perfectly fine. I am a total wreck. I am trying to stay sane for the babys sake but GEEZE! I have already said like a thousand prayers- please say one for us too. I know God will take care of the baby and everything will be fine.

Day Number 8

Well this is day number 8 in the hospital. I rested last weekend and went in for another ultrasound on Monday the 4th and my fluid level was still the same. My dr decided to admit me to get some antibiotics to prevent infection because of the leak and also give me steriod shots to develop the baby's lungs.--incase I deliver early. I was thinking I'd be here for a few days.....but he has decided to keep me here. The good news is my fluid has went from a 6 to a 9.8 and the baby looks great.
When I saw the dr friday he said he wanted to induce this week sometime because he's worried that I will get an infection. He said it's more risky to deliver in an emergency because of an infection than to deliver 6 weeks early. I am waiting on pins and needles this morning for him to come in and let me know what he's thinking. Either looks like we'll be having a baby this week!!!!!

I'll post something after I see him.

I am so bored- you really have no idea. I finally got to leave my room yesterday for a quick ride in a wheel chair and I was so excited! Ty has been here the whole time-he's so great. I know he is more bored than I am but he is not leaving. He went home one night because my sister came and stayed and he called me a million times. I have such a great husband-and I know he will make a great dad :o)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

32 week appt.

We went to have our 4D ultrasound on Friday....and it turns out I do not have enough amniotic fluid. It should be around 12-15 and I only have a 6. Not only do I not have enough but I have been leaking it for at least the past week. I thought it was just urine was I supposed to know the difference?
They checked Carter's heart rate and fetal movements and said he was doing great under the circumstances. I am on bed rest for the next week to try and keep any more fluid from leaking out. I go back Monday to see if my amniotic fluid has increased any or if it's getting lower. Hopefully it will look good and I can just do bed rest at home. The dr said if it looks worse that I'll have to go into the hospital to keep my levels up until I deliver....which is about 7 more weeks. Pray that doesn't happen.
I am positive though. Just sitting at home yesterday after my appt and taking it very easy seemed to make a big leakage. I think all the walking and standing at school is not good for leaky pipes... :o)

I'll keep you all updated. Keep us in your prayers.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A little sewing...

I decided to try and make some cutesie burp clothes for Carter...they are fairly expensive in all the stores that I've seen. They were pretty cheap to make. These were from fabric I bought at wal mart. They don't really have a lot to choose from..but I love the cowboy print. It's flannel so it's a little softer.
I am so NOT the sewing type-I almost threw my machine out the window and this was easy stuff. Guess I won't be sewing anything with a pattern anytime soon!!

I made these for my sister's best friend. The dr. is inducing her on the 14th(which happens to be my sisters birthday!) The girly fabrics are so much cuter.
And last....this is some fabric I bought at Hobby Lobby. I was kind of dissapointed- I couldn't really find much for boys. The paisley is kind of girly so we'll have to see if that passes daddy's inspection :0) Ty seems to think I am buying "too girly" of stuff for Carter. I don't really think so...


Friday, April 3, 2009

Baby Shower and Update

Can you believe it's already time for baby showers?!! I can't! I was 28 weeks(7MONTHS!) on Tuesday. Only 12 more weeks to go! These are some pictures from my shower at school on Monday.
This is not a particularly great picture of me-my eyes are closed- but I wanted to show off my bump. He's getting bigger by the day!

I got some super cute clothes!

And sweet cards! I also got a book that's absolutely precious. It's called On the night you were born by Nancy Tillman. If you are having a baby or just had one-or even if you have children at all---you should definitely check it out. It made me a little teary eyed when I read it. :0) Guess that's just part of becoming a mommy!

**Update on the pregnancy
I know, I know...I haven't been the best blogger lately. It seems like the closer the end of school gets- the busier I get.
I went Tuesday for my 7 month check up and the dreaded glucose test. Dr. said everything looks good- and I feel TERRIFIC! I haven't entered the exhaustion phase just yet- hopefully I wont. My only complaint is that my feet are killing me by 4:00 everyday. They are not swollen so that's a plus. However- the
dr called today and my sugar levels were way too high from my Tues. appt. So I have to go back next week for a 3 hour test. Ugh! They poke you FOUR times! I guess I'll have to get over my fear of needles before June 23rd! Well that's it for me now.....

Hope everyone is doing great!! Just think...only 9 more weeks of school!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spring Break and Fredericksburg

Our spring break was the I'm a little late.
This is the bed and breakfast we stayed at in Fredericksburg. It was called Angels above the creek lodge. It was super nice and quiet. We had fun shopping and just hanging out. It was nice to not be on a schedule and just relax.

This was the outdoor patio. Thank goodness we had such great weather!

This was our was called the Faith Suite. I wish it had a pic of the bathtub. It was huge!