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!