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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dr appt. & newborn pics

Carter had his 8 wk check-up this morning & he weighs 12 lbs 7 oz now!! He is in the 90th percentile for all of his measurements including his length of 23.25 inches and his head circumference of 16. He had 4 shots & 1 oral vaccine. He was such a trooper & really didn't cry but maybe 30 seconds. I can't believe he has gained 4 lbs in 8 wks! They really do grow SO fast! He is getting really good at holding his own head up & is really starting to smile often. I hope to catch him smiling soon with the camera & I'll put it up...it is so precious! Here are some of his newborn pics that were my favorites...






































































Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Funny pic

Here is a silly pic of Carter that my father & stepmother-in-law took while taking care of him the other w/e while we went out for Justin's b'day. It is the background on our computer & I can't quit laughing at his little smirk everytime I see it.

A quick update on Justin. He is doing MUCH better after his surgery last Wed. He got to come home from the hospital last Th. afternoon & just recuperated all w/e. We went Mon. to get his drain taken out from his lower abdomen which was such a relief for him not to have that anymore. He is planning on going back to work tomorrow. The doctor did call him today & said they had gotten the pathology report back & wanted to get him in for a colonoscopy to make sure he doesn't have an inflammed bowel disease or what is also known as Crohn's disease. The doctor doesn't think he has it but just to be sure. He also is supposed to set up an appt. to go in & have a sleep study done b/c they think he has sleep apnea which I could have told them that since he snores ALL the time & gasps in his sleep sometimes. I guess this appendicitis was a blessing in disguise since it may let us know if he has anything else going on. I didn't realize that the sleep apnea can cause problems down the road since you aren't getting as much sleep as you should & can take a toll on your circulatory system. All these fun things we learn with experiences! Let's hope and pray that he doesn't have the Crohn's disease & if does have sleep apnea (which I think he does) that he can get the CPap device to use at night & that's it. I'll update later on once all these procedures are completed.

More Carter pics to come...I got all his cute newborn pics back that I want to put up on here. He is growing so quickly & I don't even realize it since I'm with him all day everyday & love every minute of it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Unexpected surgery!

Who would have thought not 6 weeks after Carter was born that we would be back at the hospital with Justin having an appendicitis!!! Poor thing was having a lot of lower abdomenal pain on Tuesday that started when we were here at Brookwood for my post partum check-up. It got so bad he went into his doctor first thing yesterday morning who sent him to Brookwood to get a cat scan to see if it was his appendix which it turned out to be. They removed it at 4:30pm yesterday which they got to luckily do laproscopicly and the doctor said it was highly inflammed & was about a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10. It had moved over from the right side and attached to his bladder & colon...crazy how it can do that & why do we have the darn thing anyway when we don't need it. He has been doing better today & the doctor said this morning that he thinks he can go home today but we are just waiting on him to come back this afternoon & let us know. I'm so glad that this didn't happen a few weeks back b/c I probably would have been a nervous wreck with Carter and everything. We are now in a pretty good routine & I've become very accustomed to getting around with him. It was interesting yesterday running around the hospital trying to find a private place to pump...I ended up in a private bathroom in the pre-op area that had a cushioned seat by the shower that worked out perfectly. :) It is amazing how very much your life changes with a baby but I wouldn't trade it for the world...he is the most wonderful blessing ever!!! I'm also thankful that I'm not going back to work until June 1st so I can be around to take care of Justin while he gets back in the swing of things. I'm actually going to be working from home...HOORAY...when I do go back but at least for now I still don't have to answer to anyone or worry about any work issues which has been absolutely wonderful! I'm just thrilled that I don't have to leave my little sweetheart when I do go back.

Carter's announcements are in the mail and everyone should get theirs today or in the next few days. I got his newborn pics back last week so I got them ordered & they just came in. They turned out really well! I hope to have a bunch of his adorable newborn pics on here very soon and some other fun pics. He is changing so much every day & starting to really show some personality! He is beginning to grin too...what a little blessing!