Saturday, April 26, 2008

Announcing Our New Baby Girl Gemma Kim Carter

On Wednesday, 4-23-2008, at 11:27 a.m. our little girl Gemma Kim Carter was brought into this world. She weighed 8 lbs and 4 ounces. She was 20 inches long. She has brown hair with a red tint. She was delivered C-Section because Heathers placenta was partially covering her uterus. They took Heather in to the operating room and after a while I was allowed in. I could see a big cut in her belly. I didn't dare look to much as I though I might pass out. I held Heathers hand and in a few minutes I looked over the partition and Dr. Winward was holding Gemma in her hands. I went over and took a bunch of photos of Gemma as they looked her over. They were surprised and glad at how much she weighed as she was 18 days early. They finished up with Heather we all went into a room where Heather gave Gemma a good looking over and mauled her to death. They eventually took us to our room where we spent the next three days. Gemma did not have a scratch on her as she didn't have to endure a natural birth. She didn't hardly even whimper until the second day. Gavin and Hallie came and were so excited. Both of them held her and were all smiles. We had a few visitors and got a little sleep. The hospital stay was pretty nice. Heathers friend , who works at the St. George Womens Hospital, came and helped us out. She really made Heather feel good and showed us all of the tricks. This was probably the only time in our life when we both got excited when Heather was able to fart. She needed to pass some gas before they would let us leave. By the third day we were ready to leave. We had Heathers staples taken out. Put the baby under the lamps for 3 hours, packed our belongings and we were ready. Heidi, Heathers sister, and Liz Heathers sister in law watched the kids at our timeshare during the whole stay. They enjoyed swimming but they were ready to go home to. Heidi took the kids to my dads house and they met us at ours around 6:00 p.m. I was good to be home and all of our animals were still alive. Now were just taking visitors and trying to get sleep. Were grateful to have a happy healthy baby. It seemed we had a lot of trials to get Gemma here but she is definitely worth it. Take a look, she's beautiful!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Gavins Birthday and Heather Almost There

Our little boy is now 6. I can’t believe it. He has grown up so fast. We record the kid’s heights on the wall on their birthdays. We did Gavin’s today and he is growing like a weed. He is one of the tallest kids in his class. We did Hallies also and Gavin was almost 4 inches taller than her at 3. We had a birthday party for Gavin at the Canyon Park. Gavin invited a bunch of his friends and they had a fun time. We gave Gavin a new Bow and he was really excited about it. He did Archery last year at the Summer Games and won a gold medal. He is excited to do it again this year. I can’t believe how fast they grow up. I love to tuck them in at night and maul them both to death. I hope that I don’t let them grow up to fast and that we take time to enjoy the time that we have now.

Heather is ready for the baby to come. She says that she has “cankles” now as her feet are so swollen. We are going to have the baby checked today, 4/14/08, and then Wednesday, 4/16/08, we are scheduled to have the baby C-Section. The placenta is still covering the uterus a bit so they are going to have to take the baby C-Secti

Were all excited for the baby to come. We think that were ready, I’m sure that were not. But we’ll get by I hope.