Sunday, October 18, 2009

Family of Four!

I've wanted to blog for a while because obviously with Karter around now there has been lots to blog about but our computer has been on the outs for 3 weeks now so I'm squeezing computer time in on Kyle's laptop from work but usually don't have much time to sit and blog. Anyway...
Things have been very busy but fabulous! We are all so in love with Karter and she's doing great! I could make this blog super long but instead I'll try to keep it short and sweet, at least somewhat short and sweet! =)

The morning of the induction, Sept 15th, I was so excited! I literally flew out of bed right when the alarm first sounded at 3:30! We headed to the hospital and I was so excited and anxious to get there but we were running late and I hate being late so that got me even more worked up! I shed some tears and told Kyle, "We can't be late to have our baby!!" but of course they weren't sitting around waiting for us and we got in the room at 4:20 and things started just as easily as they would have had we been on time so I finally calmed down. I started my first round of Cytotech (softens the cervix) at 6 so contractions began and that was the beginning of a LONG day! All morning was spent getting Cytotech and then I started Pitocin around 3. My water broke around 9PM, they called the doctor around midnight and once she arrived around 12:30 I started pushing and Karter came into this world at 1:01 AM on Sept. 16th! Whew!!

After she came out our Dr. said, "It's a girl!!" and we all were just so excited! There were many tears of joy shed and we were just so thankful for a healthy baby! I know I had been saying it was probably a boy but during the whole pregnancy I thought it was a girl based on how different my pregnancies felt but I guess I felt like I would jinx it or something by saying it was a girl so I just thought of course it will be a boy! But that day our labor nurse took everyones guesses on the sex and Kyle and I were the only ones that put girl. Our doctor, nurses and family all said boy. I guessed 8lb 2 oz and she ended up being 8lb 3oz so I won that wager too, hehe!

Keaton was so cute when he met her! He looked at her in awe and said, "Hi baby Karter!" He wanted to hold her and give her kisses. It was so cute! Since then he's been great! He's already protective of her and just loves her to pieces!

Once we brought her home she was just soooo good! We honestly didn't even know what her cry sounded like the first 2 weeks because she was so good! I now know what her cry sounds like, but she really doesn't cry unless she's just overly tired and let's face it...I cry when I'm overly tired too. She's starting to stay awake a lot now and she looks just like Keaton did when he was a baby! Some days seem really hard with 2 kids and I wonder what in the world I ever complained about when I just had one baby to take care of! Other days everything flows great with their naps and I get a lot done around the house and feel productive. I'm hoping those really good, easy days start happening more and more! =) It's a learning process right!??!

That second week we also got hit with the stomach bug. Keaton and I had a fever and were throwing up for 2 days and that was NO FUN with a newborn around!! Thankfully we both got over that and Karter and Kyle never got sick.

At 3 weeks old we took Karter to her first Aggie Tailgate party, WHOOP!! No I'm not the type that takes my newborn to germ infested crowded places. This was just a family/friend tailgate and she slept the entire time (besides waking up twice to eat) so she wasn't being passed around to everyone and I had hand sanitizer readily available, hehe! =) We had a great time though! It was so nice to be out of the house and Keaton just loved every second of it! Not too many people could take their 2 year old to an outing from noon-7PM where they skip their nap and are outside all day but yet act like an angel and just happily play the entire time! Sorry, I had to brag a little because he was just so well behaved! He even picked up an 8 year old girl! That's right, he's got game! =)

Gig Em' Ags!!!!

So to sum things up Karter is doing great and we just can't imagine our lives without her! Having a baby is just the greatest miracle that God can give you and we're so thankful!


Stephanie said...

I'm so glad to hear everything is going great!! She is just beautiful and Keaton looks like a great big brother!!
Welcome back to blogging..we have missed you! :)

Queenie said...

Phew! Glad to finally be updated. I knew you must be so busy. Karter is perfect. I can't wait to meet her in person. Keep me updated as much as you can, I know it will be a little more difficult with 2 precious children, but please know that I love to hear all about yall! Miss you love!

JoDee Hale said...

Yea, a new Kristin post! I've been wondering when we'd get to see some cute new pictures! Both Keaton and Karter are adorable! I'm glad things are going well! Can't wait to see you again soon!

Melissa said...

awww you look great! and baby karter is beautiful! i wish i were back to normal...i still havent been released from the doctor yet, i go back again next week, which will make 9 weeks of recovery! ugh! anyway, i hope your enjoying your little one as much as i am mine! i cant wait to get them together for a play date! braden is a flirt!

katy said...

Precious. I'm so glad to hear that everything is going well!

Rachel Buckley said...

you're back! yay! she's precious!