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.