Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More pics

Life is busy. Crazy busy. Avery is growing up and getting bigger (we've had to put some clothes away in the garage. That was a sentimental moment.)

Here's a few pictures from the last several weeks.

Avery looking a little sassy during her bath. She's not really 
sure what she thinks of us.

Sometimes, her pants magically get stuck on her head
and i like to laugh at her. She didn't seem to mind.

Todd (brother-in-law's dad) dedicating Avery at church.
I love all of the hands. She didn't even puke or cry or 
anything that morning. She was great!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

wow, it's been awhile

i don't know who reads this, so i may be apologizing to myself, but it's been over a month since i've updated this. avery is bigger, looks different, laughs, and sleeps a lot!

I'll shut up and show you some pictures

This was on a trip to Winco. Rachel was pushing the cart with Avery in it, and when they got outside it was raining, so Avery just stared up into the sky.

This is her starting to smile. This used to be a rare occurrence, now it's constant. Just this morning, she puked everywhere, and immediately looked up at us and just giggled.  It's hard to stay mad at her!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

...well hello there...

My apologies for the amount of time between posts. Life has been a bit busy at the Carter house!

Avery is 26 days old, and life as we know it will never be the same. We're still trying to get her on a schedule (since she likes to sometimes sleep at night, and sometimes be awake all night!) We're both super tired, but we wouldn't trade it for anything. She's such a blessing and she made 2009 into a killer year.

We're going to try and take her to church this weekend and see how she does. She didn't' mind the Christmas Eve service too much. She got a little fussy when the music stopped (maybe she's already got aspirations as a musician!) 

This is a short post, but i'll leave you with a couple pictures. One of the fam (that sounds weird to say) at Christmas, and another of Avery and I after bath time (thanks for the robe Kira!)

Note my awesome Alabama shirt (ROLL TIDE!)

Avery looks like she really wants to get away from me in this picture, but what little girl doesn't think her dad is a huge nerd?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

she's here!

She's here! Avery Taylor Carter would love to say hello to you all. She was born yesterday, December 5th, @ 3:47PM.  She weighed 7 lbs. and was 20.5 inches long. Rachel was amazing, and both mom and baby are completely healthy.

Men, dont' ever let anybody tell you that watching the birth of your child is something you shouldn't do. It was hands down the most amazing thing I have ever witnessed in my life. God has really kept us safe and blessed us and we could not be happier.


There are a ton more pictures, but we're a little busy right now:)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

the eviction noticed has been posted

She has until Sunday. If she can't get her act together, we're gonna have to remove her from the premises. we'll head to the hospital Sunday evening, and Monday morning she's getting moved on into the real world! so, if all goes as planned, Monday afternoon/evening, Avery will be here. 

It's so surreal to think that this little thing that, 30 weeks ago was a little peanut looking thing on an ultrasound, is now a full-fledged person, and is ready to change our lives forever. We're so blessed, God really has protected Rachel and Avery during this pregnancy, and provided for us in ways we never could have imagined. My family moved back to Portland, finances worked themselves out, and although I'm a little nervous (rightfully so!), I'm so ready to start this next phase of life.

Thanks to everybody who gave encouraging words, prayers, and has been there for us over the last year. It's going to be an amazing Christmas for sure!

Look for pictures of her soon!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

less than a week!

alright, so we've hit the "less than a week" mark. rachel is super uncomfortable, so we're praying literally for this baby to show up at any moment! she doesn't even really care where she is anymore (grocery store, church, wherever)....we're just ready for this little bundle to get here! hopefully before thursday, so we can actually eat thanksgiving food instead of hospital food!

everything is ready....nursery, bags, etc.

here's to hoping she comes quickly!

5 days and counting!

Sunday, November 15, 2009