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Thursday, August 11, 2011

My new love JACOB CARTER !!!

Well I have been blessed again with the most wonderful gift....a sweet & perfect baby boy!!!! This has been a wonderful transition. I was induced the morning of June 8th. I had been having pretty good contractions for about 2 days. Probably due to the fact I NEVER slowed down ever. Went to the splash pad all day on my due date. I mean what else or you to do when you are 9 months prego but put on a bikini and lay out right :)

Labor was pretty easy. I got an epidural around 12....stopped working around 1:30. But that was fine because it made pushing so much easier. I think I pushed 3 times and I was ready. Dr. Wiggs got there and I pushed 2 times and he was here. That was just perfect for me :)

I can't express how grateful and blessed we are to now have a healthy baby boy to love on and raise. I find no greater joy than to spend these times with my husband and boys. Jacob is really a good baby. I am nursing so he still wakes up 1-2 times a night to feed but only for 5 minutes and he is back to sleep. Zachary just LOVES him!! He has been the best big brother. Over heard him this week talking to Jacob telling him how much he would miss him at school. I think Jacob gets about 100 kisses or more a day. Half from Zachary :) Anyway, here are a few pictures of the big day!

Thanks to everyone for thinking about us and the prayers up to this day. We are so blessed with amazing friends and family. Love each of you guys more than you know.

Here we go. The morning of the induction!! Feeling great and ready to meet my little man. Snuggle time with Z!!


Last family pic of 3!!



So sweet!!! First time to really see brother. Just loved this special time with my boys!!



My new family of 4!!! I must say...I am one lucky woman to have all these good looking men in my life. Especially my wonderful husband Brett!! Love you so much!!



Sweet big brother kisses!! Hasn't stopped yet :)



We were able to keep Jacob with us the entire time. He did leave us for 20 minutes to get a circumcision. Our nurse Jennifer transitioned him and gave the shots in the room with us. And he stayed with us at night. What can I say....I didn't want to give him up. We had waited to see this fellow for too long.



Brett and his "JC" Pretty much a battle of who gets to hold him!



Sweet love!!



Ready to go home with my little man!!



Our wonderful Doctor. Since we were going every week to see him for about 3 months we got really close to this guy!! Thanks Dr. Wiggs for everything.



Time to go home!!







First night at home and Zachary had to show him the bunk beds. He was telling him how much fun it will be when he gets a little bigger. So sweet.



Getting our first bath!!



Sweet night night time!! Had to sing twinkle twinkle to him before he went to bed :)





For all those who didn't know..... I had a few dreams early on about having this little boy that had a head full of dark brown hair and chubby cheecks that looked just like Brett. It was the same boy every time I had this dream. It was before we even knew what we were having. I kept telling everyone I knew it would be a boy and that I had already fallen in love with him because he looked just like his daddy. Well...when he came out looking just like my dream and his daddy....I was pretty excited.



Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Mother's Prayer



This is the sweetest song in the world. As I am getting ready to meet my sweet Jacob Carter I find myself listening to this song. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Being a mother is so rewarding. I love my babies!! The ones in heaven and on Earth.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Where does time go!!

I can't believe we are done with our first year of preschool. At first I was not ready to send him to school just yet....he has been home with me everyday since he was born (or with grandparents when I worked) but I must say I am glad that he went to 3k this year. He went on the days I worked which worked out well. I could still be off when he was out of school. He met so many new friends this year. Looking forward to the summer playing with the all of them. Here he is on the last morning of school.

End of the year school party! They are so cute!!


Zachary and his girls. He loves the two!!


Me and my little man. Me almost 9 months pregnant :)


Zachary and Mrs. Judy (his teacher).


This was the first day of pre-school. We had just flew in from disney world the day before. I am ready to go back!! Anyway, this is our little man leaving for school.



First day!


I was still not sure about this as I saw him walking in. Man its hard growing up. Love you Zachary!!


Sweet Showers with great friends!!

I am first of all so blessed to have great family and friends!! I have really learned a lot with this pregnancy and I must say I am most of all thankful for my friends and family that have been there for us. I can't believe that we will have another sweet boy in just over 2 weeks. I am so ready to meet him and at the same time would like it to slow down knowing just how fast time goes by. Zachary is 4 now but it seems like yesterday we were getting ready to have him. He will be the best big brother I know. He is ready to meet him...he asked everyday how many more days.

This is the first of 3 showers that we had. It was at Emilee's house. The cake was so cute with his little booties on top. I had a lot of fun with the girls at work.
Thanks girls for everything you did. I had a great shower :)



Me and Lacey...BFF for 30 years. Love her. Thanks for being you Lacey!!






Me and my little sister at heart. How I miss seeing her all the time but do not miss school!!







The first thing that said Jacob :) Now we have lots!! Can't wait to see him wear it all!!



So cute!! Matching swim suits. Can't wait to spend the summer off with my boys!!









We had our third shower at my mom's friends house. It was for our family and friends. I had a lot of fun at this shower as well. So many people my mom worked with came. I feel so loved.




This was the cake they made for me. It is sooo cute. It has his little name on top just like his baby room. Loved it. And it was yummy!!




How cute was this. Little potty chair with flowers!





Great friends!! We had a lot of fun. Just didn't want to leave :)



Getting ready to open my gifts!











Monday, May 9, 2011

Soccer Fun!!

We had so much fun this year playing soccer. Zachary had all his friends on his team, which he loved! It was so cute seeing them play every week. They had a fun team party and this was their yummy cake!! Zachary and coach David!! He was great!






Playing soccer!! He always at least made a couple of goals each game. He thought he was such a awesome player :)




Team photo!








Friday, March 4, 2011

Baby Jacob Carter!!!

I think this is the first time to blog about Jacob so there will be a lot of pictures to see below. I have loved every minute of this pregnancy. It has been very different this time in a wonderful way. I called Zachary a little turd for for the first 16 weeks I was pregnant but this little angel has been great. Never really got sick. Had some food adversions at the beginning but that's all. I am so blessed to be able to experience this again so here we go........

This is Zachary's full bed that we converted back into the crib. It seems like just yesterday we were putting it together for him. So sweet.
Zachary takes these sono pictures with him and carries them around like they are gold. I had to frame one in his room after we found out it was a boy. He was so excited. He gets to continue to have boy stuff in the house and "no pink stuff" as he says.

This is him being silly after we put the crib up.




Here we are the morning we find out what we are having. I knew if was a boy. Already had been calling him Jacob Carter for a few weeks. I had two dreams about him and he is soooo stinking cute. Woke up looking for him :( Still have to wait a few weeks to see him though.


I let Zachary try out the first paint we bought.....it was way too bright.


6 Months and finally showing!!!!! I LOVE it when I start showing. When I was pregnant with Z I measured my belly everyday to make sure it was growing. I love love love it!!! Why #1 Means IM PREGNANT :) #2 It means I have a healthy baby growing. I'm ready to waddle now!!


Zachary trying out more of Jacobs stuff

First night in the bunk beds!!! I can't wait until they get older and can have sleep overs in the same room. I just know they are going to be best buds (i hope) He is so proud of his new beds.



Taking down the bed to put the crib back together ;)








Painting the room with the perfect green!! Thanks Emilee for helping us find the perfect green !!!


While mommy was working one weekend the boys went shopping. They bought Jacob his first outfit!! So sweet!!


Zachary's friend Lucas gave him a book about being a big brother. He reads this book almost every night. He is so ready for him to be here!!!




5 months pregnant.


Side shot


Getting ready to go to out second visit. Which is Zacharys first visit with us. He goes with us every time and just loves to listen to the heart beat. Already a great big brother!!



Ok this wonderful day makes the top of the list of the happiest days of my life. Brett and I had been trying to make Zachary a big brother for over a year and then God blessed us with another sweet baby. I was so excited. The morning I took the test I was on my way to clinicals so I put the positive test in a zip lock bag and put it in my work bag. Everytime I saw it I would say a little prayer that it would all work out. I carried that thing around with me for a while. I just needed to see it I quess. The line wasn't very dark yet because I took the test so early but it was there.... my little Jacob.
For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. ~ 1 samuel 1:27