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Monthly Archives: August 2016

The First Weeks

Our sweet little baby is [already!] almost 3 weeks old and we can hardly believe it.  We’re living in this precious little moment of time when when we simultaneously can’t wait to see what happens when he’s a little bit old (and sleeping a little bit better) to tearing up when we think of how fast time has already gone. Please tell us this is normal. This week Lil’ C came down with a stuffy nose and is quite the loud sleeper so Cale finally had to move down to the living room last night because one of us has to be functional at a day job while the other one just snuggles our little bug all day.  Leading up to this we had a sweet baby who would sleep 5 hours in a row at night… So this might have only happened twice but we hope he remembers how to do this after the cold is gone.  Wishful thinking?!? We got off oxygen last week so walks have become a little bit more frequent but our most favorite thing to do is to sit and stare at each other.  I have…

He’s here! He’s here!

After weeks and weeks of waiting, 40 to be exact, Carter David entered the world on August 5th- right on his due date.  My water broke at 2:44 am and after realizing contractions had not started, Cale and I went back to bed and slept for another 3 hours. We were admitted to the hospital around 10 am and started on pitocin to get labor moving and  he finally entered the world at 9:15 pm.  He weighed a whopping 9 lbs 10 oz and still ended up spending the first 2 days of his life hanging out in the NICU. It turns out swallowing quite the large gulp of amniotic fluid upon exit is less than an ideal way to get your lung used to breathing.  Other than a little bit of oxygen supplementation whenever he rides in the carseat, his little lungs have healed completely.  If you visit us between the hours of 7-11 or happen to stroll by our open windows at that time you will know we’re speaking the truth.  He would be a perfect voice over for a baby pterodactyl. We, of course, think it’s absolutely adorable. I switch…