Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet..

Halloween 2010 was a great success!  We had amazing family pictures taken this afternoon (thanks Shea!) and then we had a great time trick or treating this evening.  Carter slept through all of the festivities tonight, but Chloe sure did have a big time.  Both of our Pumpkins were tuckered out by the end of the night!
Saturday afternoon--one proud Big Sister
After a hard afternoon of picture taking!

Helping Mr. Jeremy hand out candy!  She loves having a job!

All the kiddos...trick or treating in Glenwood

The Pumpkin and the Monkey..sleeping the night away

Friday, October 29, 2010

The last 2 weeks in pictures....

Sweet Carter Blake

Owl Feet

Anderson Hale Born 10.15.10 & Carter Jenkins Born 10.17.10--Instant Friends

Both my sweeties in Owl PJ's

Chloe the Super Hero

Our Little Pumpkin

First Bath...looks fun, huh?

Dressed up for Dance Class--Snow White

Chloe's Class Halloween Party

2 week check up--8 lbs 8 oz (43%) 21 1/2 inches long (87%)

October 17th, 2010...

Carter's BIRTH-day

We started this particular Sunday knowing we were going to have a special arrival later in the day.  My C-Section was scheduled for 3pm so, knowing this, we headed to Chloe's favorite restaurant--Cracker Barrel for my last meal before my surgery.  We headed out bright and early because I couldn't eat anything after 8 am.  I really enjoyed getting to spend those last few moments as a family of 3!
39 weeks 2 days
I had to be at the hospital by 1 pm to check in so we dropped the Big Sister off at my Mom's house to hang out before they headed to the hospital.  It was bitter sweet.  We got her a few 'treats' that we gave her before we headed on over.  She had been asking for a pillow pet for a while so I finally gave in!
Once I got to the hospital and checked in...things started rolling pretty fast.  Dr. Anderson asked if we could move the surgery up a bit because he was free...I agreed as long as Chloe was able to visit in time!  Wouldn't you soon as we made the call not 2 or 3 minutes later everyone was there to wish us luck.  Chloe was a little intimidated of the wires and the hospital bed...I'm sure she had no idea what to expect so it probably seemed way worse than it was!
Getting Ready!
Needless to say, just after 1 hour and 59 minutes, little Carter Blake made his grand debut.  My surgery went off with out a hitch and the end result was a beautiful little boy.  We really couldn't be more proud.  As my previous post showed, he weighed 8lbs and 6ozs at birth and was 21 inches long (heavier than Chloe was but not quite as long)!  He didn't hesitate to let us know that he had OB even asked if he came with volume control!  I could have cared less...I was just thrilled for a healthy baby boy! are some pictures of his first moments...

Our first meeting :)

Their First Meeting!

On our way home--October 19th, 2010

First Car Ride

We only stayed in the hospital for 2 days....I was more than ready to get home this time around. He has truly been a blessing to us. He has the sweetest demeanor and is so content. The last 2 weeks have been such a joy. I'm really looking forward to spending some time with's hoping he stays just as sweet as the weeks go by! His Big Sister is so proud...she is a huge help and loves to dote on him! I can tell that she will be a little Mommy to him as he gets older! I can't wait!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over

Carter Blake Jenkins
Born 10.17.2010 @ 2:59 pm
8lbs 6 oz
21 inches long

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Last post from a Mommy of 1 :)

Well, the weekend has been relaxing and bitter sweet all at the same time.  It has been a good few days of spending time with Chloe.  As most of you know, it has been a little tough thinking about her not being my only one anymore...I assume those emotions are natural.  Come tomorrow, all of our lives will change for the better!  I'm excited and nervous all at the same time...the unknown is a little unnerving!  But, I have to say, Chloe is MORE THAN READY to be a Big Sister.  The last 2 nights, she has said that she is so thrilled for Carter to get here!  It is really the sweetest thing!  I know she is going to make a wonderful big sister and helper to her Mommy & Daddy!  Come tomorrow at 3pm, our family of 3 will officially be a family of 4!

This is a picture of me dropping Chloe off at school will be a while before I resume my dropping off duties so I wanted to mark the occasion!  It was also Share Day...that is why she has a Monkey!
Friday night, Chloe and I painted pumpkins.  She painted hers and I painted Carter's!  It was fun!  Here are a few pictures of our masterpieces!

Saturday, we hung around the house and then headed to J. Alexanders for my 'last supper!'  It was delicious!  Thanks Don & Sandy for the treat!  After that, we headed home to play some Domino's with Chloe and then tuck her into bed...after 3 books of course! 

Going to bed..excited to be a Big Sister tomorrow!
Okay, the next update will be with tons of pictures of our sweet boy!  Stay tuned!