Monday, July 26, 2010

Cousin #13

Baby Carter now has 13 cousins!!! Evyn Elizabeth was born last week. Baby is officially the next to make his/her arrival. I hope they have many fun years ahead. I don't have pictures of all of them on my computer... hint hint to all my sisters and sisters in law. I need more pictures. So here's a list of all the cousins that Baby has to look forward to meeting: Gracie, Baylor, Andrew, Colin, Bailey, Bridget, Audrey, Currin, Ethan, Banks, Beres, Cameron and Evyn. I'll have to write a post with all their pictures... coming soon!

We have an exciting week ahead with a doctor's appointment and a shower, so more to come. I think this is the only time in my life that I'll look forward to doctor's appointments!

Evyn Elizabeth Carter

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Baby Has a Bed



My loyal helpers



The crib bedding arrived, and I couldn't wait to put it all together. We immediately went to Buy Buy Baby and bought a mattress and mattress pad so the crib would be complete! I must take a minute just to say what a great daddy Mark has been already. He literally put the mattresses right on the floor of Buy Buy Baby and laid on each one to find the firmest one. He's so good to me and Baby! I can tell he's going to be really involved in this little one's life and I'm so happy our child will have such a wonderful daddy. Anyway, I love the bedding and I like to just go in the room and look at the crib trying to imagine our little one laying in there. I can't believe we are finally having our very own baby! I'm just so excited!

I had my 31 week appointment this week, and everything still looks healthy. I was able to have a surprise ultrasound because the baby is breech right now. There is still time for the baby to turn, and even if it doesn't I'm not stressed out about it. As long as I have a healthy baby I don't care how it's delivered.

Friday, July 2, 2010

29 Weeks and A New Hobby

I had my 29 week doctor's appointment this week, and everything is healthy and right on track! I have only gained 4 pounds in the last 7 weeks, so I was pretty happy about that even though it looks like a lot more than that. I still can't believe what a miracle this baby is. Feeling it kick and move around (which it's doing all the time) is just so amazing. Last night it kicked so hard that it shook the whole bed. When people say "I can't believe you're not finding out. That's crazy!" I just want to explain that when you try for a baby so long that it's not really about clothes or decorating the nursery anymore. I'm just thrilled to have a precious baby. Anyway, that's how I feel about that.

A couple questions for all my mom friends out there.
1. If I buy a jogging stroller should I also have a regular stroller? I was thinking about getting the City Mini and the FIT by Baby Jogger, but then I was wondering... can't I just take the jogging stroller everywhere? Or is it too difficult to take everywhere and would I wish I had a regular one also?
2. Anyone out there use cloth diapers? I know that sounds crazy, but they have really come a long way. They don't seem too difficult, and of course they are cheaper and better for the environment. Plus, it just seems healthier for the baby. I don't know... I have a feeling it may be one of those things I get all excited about and two weeks later I give up.

I started smocking lessons this week! I have never sewn anything at all and I have no artistic ability, so this is a big adventure for me. It's pretty fun so far, but all we've done is practice. I have a feeling that once I start on a real project it's going to get a bit stressful. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll have a finished project to show off!